Even those of us who adore Emily Blunt would be ever-so-quick to say that she’s no Julie Andrews.
And Dick Van Dyke is every bit as irreplaceable. He’s here, just not in the same guise.
But damned if Angela Lansbury isn’t in the thing, this sequel “Mary Poppins Returns.”
With Meryl and Colin and Ben and Emily Mortimer.
And the omnipresent Lin-Manuel Miranda.
I had no idea David Warner was still living and working, but hiring him seems a smart stroke.
Dec. 18, we see if the magic indeed has returned. Or if Rob Marshall gets the spanking of his directorial life.