MARY POPPINS Sequel On The Way September 16, 2015 The Mouse House has set in motion plans for a new ‘Mary Poppins’ movie, tapping Rob Marshall (‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Chicago,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’) to direct. Based on the children’s book by P.L. Travers, the 1964 original starred Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in the story of a magical nanny who visits a dysfunctional family in London and employs her unique brand of lifestyle to improve the family’s dynamic. The new film will take place 20 years after the first film, and according to Variety, will take storylines from the P.L. Travers’ books focusing on the magical nanny’s continued adventures with the Banks family. John DeLuca and Marc Platt are on board to serve as producers. Joseph McCarthy Didn’t Travers specify in her will that Disney were not to be allowed access to her characters again?