It looks like we won’t have to wait 54 years again to get another Mary Poppins movie.
Set in 1930s London, Disney’s belated follow-up has already made over $260 million worldwide.
The movie sees Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria) take over the role the practically-perfect nanny, alongside Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, with Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer playing the grown-up Banks children, Jane and Michael.
Inevitably, talks have already been had about a possible sequel.
Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall told The Sun: “It is early stages but I will say right now that there were eight books, so there’s a lot of great material still to mine.”
He added: “That’s what we worked from, those incredible eight books of P.L. Travers. So, you know…”
The director of Chigago and Into the Woods reckons that the Mary Poppins character might even have long-lasting longevity of the Star Wars and James Bond franchises.
He said: “If there’s a great character and story to tell, why not?”
Emily Blunt is apparently keen to return to the title role.
The star previously commented: “The world is fragile right now, and people need a film like this … this idea of her as this incredibly unsentimental character who swept into their lives and made it all right. I found a great comfort in that as a child.”
Mary Poppins Returns is playing in cinemas around the world now.
The original Mary Poppins movie is available on DVD on Amazon.