Emily Blunt: Mary Poppins won’t include classic songs

What would ‘Mary Poppins’ be without A Spoonful Of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? The upcoming version, apparently.

That’s because Emily Blunt has confirmed that her incarnation of the world’s most famous nanny won’t be belting out any numbers from the original, as she admitted it would be foolish for her to try and “out-Julie Julie Andrews.”

Instead, Blunt told Magic Radio, via the Huffington Post, that ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ will instead feature a brand new set of songs, which is entirely understandable.

“Spoonful of Sugar does not exist in our version; it’s all new music! Get over it guys. There’s a new Mary in town,” Blunt admitted. “Hey! No one can out-Julie Julie Andrews, so I’m happy not to do it.”

As you’d expect, there’s quite a lot of hype regarding ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, which sees Lin-Manuel Miranda take the role of Jack, who is similar to Dick Van Dyke’s Bert from the original, while Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, and Emily Mortimer are part of the cast, too.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ is set 20 years after the original in Depression-era London, and it sees Blunt’s titular character revisiting Michael and Jane Banks, who will be played by Whishaw and Mortimer, respectively.

The task of trying to top ‘Mary Poppins’’ songs goes to Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, while Rob Marshall (’Chicago’, ‘Into The Woods’) will direct.

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ will be released around Christmas, 2018, while, since I can tell that you’re all dying to know, Emily Blunt’s favourite song from the original is A Spoonful Of Sugar.

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