Mary Poppins is set to teach a whole new generation of children the power of imagination. Disney is reportedly developing a “Mary Poppins” sequel (of sorts), set about 20 years after the original story told in the 1964 film. Unless time travel is suddenly a part of the “Poppins” universe, we assume this means the 79-year-old Julie Andews and the 89-year-old Dick Van Dyke won’t star, though it’d be nice to see them appear in cameos.
It’s worth noting that the creative team behind this female-centric story — the director, writer, producers and songwriters — will be comprised exclusively of men. The original “Mary Poppins” was, too — but that was half a century ago. If only Poppins could swoop down from the sky with her magical umbrella and teach them a thing or two — maybe with a song — about gender equality.
[via The Hollywood Reporter]