Disney answered our prayers and shared the first picture of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins on Twitter on Friday, and dare I say it is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? I do dare. Blunt recreated Mary Poppin's iconic look in the photo from Mary Poppins Returns and it is truly perfection. One peek of the image (shared with the caption, "Here's your first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins Returns," coming to theatres December 25, 2018") and every nostalgic bone in my body started doing the rumba. We've got quite some time until Christmas 2018, but this image really makes the whole thing feel a lot closer.
In the image, Blunt as Poppins stands poised at the gate to the Banks household. We can assume it's autumn, because fallen leaves grace the ground at her feet. She's rocking the classic long jacket, tilted hat, sensible but fashionable shoes, and magic carpet bag. Though the look is similar to Julie Andrews' famous Mary Poppins attire, there are a few key differences — the pattern on the carpet bag has a more colorful aesthetic, while the jacket has some purple stripes going on that feel more modern. On top of that, her hat and shoes match in a purplish hue we've never seen Mary rock in the past. The only thing missing is the umbrella we can assume Poppins sailed in on. This is a fresh take on an old look.
Here's your first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins Returns," coming to theatres December 25, 2018. pic.twitter.com/NSEFZcsbaK— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) March 3, 2017
Mary Poppins Returns centers around grown Jane, Michael, and Michael's three children, as the Banks family navigates their feelings after a loss. Luckily for them, Poppins swoops in, never-ending bag of tricks in hand (but seriously, where's that umbrella?), to save the day — or at the very least get the Great Depression era-family to talk about their feelings. Lin-Manuel Miranda will join Blunt in the "chim chim cher-ee" of it all as Jack the Lamplighter. I can assume he'll also bring some joy into the Banks' lives, and in the very least, a song for the family to get stuck in their heads.
I know the movie isn't coming out for more than a year (December 2018, why so far away?), but this image has seriously whet my appetite. I can't wait until we all get to have a "jolly 'oliday with Mary."