Mary Poppins Returns is an upcoming American musical fantasy comedy film directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee. It is the sequel to the 1964 film Mary Poppins. The film stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, and Meryl Streep. Set 25 years after the 1964 film, it will feature Mary Poppins, the former nanny of Jane and Michael Banks, re-visiting them after a family tragedy. The film is scheduled for release on December 25, 2018, giving it one of the longest gaps between film sequels in history.