Disney is reportedly planning a new version of the film, ‘Mary Poppins.’ Before anyone could say ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,’ fans flocked to Twitter to express their anger over this remake! Click to see the tweets!
It’s been over fifty years since Julie Andrews, 79, brought Mary Poppins to life in the classic Disney movie of the same name. She, along with Dick Van Dyke, 89, created a pair of beloved characters in an iconic movie — so fans were expectedly upset when they found out that Disney is reportedly planning a remake! A spoonful of sugar didn’t help the news go down. They took to social media to vent their frustrations, saying that some things should be left “untouched!”
Disney is reportedly developing a new Mary Poppins musical with Rob Marshall as the director, sources told Variety. John DeLuca and Marc Platt, who worked with Rob on the big screen adaptation of the musical Into The Woods, will reportedly serve as producers.
The film reportedly will take place 20 years after the original movie and will allegedly take stories from P. L. Travers’ other books, focusing on Mary’s further adventures with the Banks family. Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman of Hairspray and Smash are reportedly tasked to create new songs, according to Entertainment Weekly, and Finding Neverland’s writer, David Magee, will pen the screenplay.
No actress has been cast as Mary, and if fans had their way, they’d pick — no one! Fans said that a remake just couldn’t beat the original, and that no one could replace “the queen, Julie Andrews.” Other saw this film as “ruining” their childhood, and others wondered if they were remaking Mary Poppins, why not remake Citizen Kane and Gone To The Wind while they’re at it?
This wouldn’t be the first major remake of a classic Disney movie. The studio remade Cinderella, starring Lily James in the title role. A new version of The Jungle Book, starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Lupita Nyong’o, is set for a 2016 release.
What do you think about a possible Mary Poppins remake, HollywoodLifers? Do you want to see it get made? Will you go to see it if it comes out?
— Jason Brow