A MAJOR name has been linked to the Mary Poppins sequel 4 years ago

A MAJOR name has been linked to the Mary Poppins sequel

As if we weren't excited enough at the prospect of another Mary Poppins movie, the latest reports suggest Meryl Streep may have her eye on a lead role.

According to Vanity Fair, the Oscar-winning actress is in talks to play Mary's cousin Topsy, a new character in Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.

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Streep

The role would see her star alongside Emily Blunt, who has already been cast as the world's most famous nanny, and American actor and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will play a street lamplighter called Jack.

Lin-Manuel Miranda

There are also rumours that original stars Julie Andrews, now 80, and Dick Van Dyke, 90, may return to the big screen in the latest adaptation, although nothing has been confirmed.

Set for release in December, 2018, the film will not be a reboot or remake of the original 1964 movie but will see Mary Poppins revisit the Banks children. The story will be set 20 years after Poppins and her trusty umbrella were whisked away by the wind in the famous final scene.

With Streep in the mix, this could be practically perfect in every way.

Main image: Disney

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