MARY POPPINS RETURNS – First Look at Emily Blunt In The Sequel June 8, 2017 The beloved nanny returns in first official stills from the Rob Marshall-directed sequel, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda), she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Joseph McCarthy I see this Mary Poppins will have the colour red in it!