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Posted: March 05, 2018

Practically perfect ‘Mary Poppins’ returns in new trailer

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"Mary Poppins Returns" to theaters on Dec. 25.

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Nearly 55 years have passed since Mary Poppins, the practically perfect nanny, blew into the lives of the Banks children.

But this Christmas, “Mary Poppins Returns” and the long-awaited teaser trailer has been released.

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It gives one of the first looks at Poppins, played by Emily Blunt, in the role that Julie Andrews made famous, as she is joined by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who portrays Jack, a London lamplighter, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Take a look at the teaser trailer below or click here:

The sequel to the 1964 movie is set to hit theaters on Dec. 25, the New York Times reported. It is set 25 years after the original, with Mary returning to Number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to help Jane and Michael Banks, played by Emily Mortimer and Ben Whishaw.

In addition to Blunt and Miranda, Meryl Streep signed on to be Poppins’ cousin Topsy, Angela Lansbury is the balloon lady and Colin Firth is banker William Weatherall Wilkins. Original cast member, Dick Van Dyke, is also said to be attached as a chairman of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank, Entertainment Weekly reported.


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The Olympics were the perfect venue for Disney and Pixar to release their latest installment of “The Incredibles” franchise.

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Recently, they’ve teased fans with Mr. Incredible, voiced by Craig T. Nelson, at an ironing board.

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But in the sneak peek released during Olympic competition that aired Wednesday evening, we know that roles have been reversed with Elastigirl, voiced by Holly Hunter, leaving the home, and leaving her superhero children in the super hands of her husband, Mr. Incredible.

You also get a glimpse of Jack-Jack’s developing superpowers.

“Incredibles 2” hits the big screen on June 15.

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’Star Wars’ ‘Solo’ trailer debuts

We know the story about how the plans to the Death Star got to the rebels. We know the history of the Skywalker family. Now, we’re learning the background about the rogue pilot, scoundel-turned hero, Han Solo.

The first full trailer for the upcoming movie, “Solo, A Star Wars Story,” premiered Monday morning after a teaser was released during Super Bowl LII.

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In the clips we see the first glimpses of the Millenium Falcon, a young Solo, played by Alden Ehrenrich, and a young Lando Calrissian, played by Donald Glover. You also see Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett and Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra. 

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“Solo, A Star Wars Story” comes out on May 25.

Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy headline ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ teaser trailer

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Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy headline ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ teaser trailer

You already know the music from the holiday staple, now “The Nutcracker” is getting a big-screen treatment.

The teaser trailer for “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” dropped Tuesday giving a glimpse into the world that is normally reserved for the ballet stage.

Mackenzie Foy stars as Clara. You may recognize her name from the “Twilight” series. She played Renesmee, the daughter of Edward and Bella.

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Keira Knightley,  known for her role as Elizabeth Swann in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, is the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Morgan Freeman (Drosselmeyer), Helen Mirren (Mother Ginger) and Jayden Fowora-Knight (Philip) round out the cast.

The movie is inspired by a story by E.T.A Hoffmann, according to Disney.

Disney says the plot centers around Clara as she looks for a key that will unlock a box that contains a gift from her late mother. Her godfather, Drosselmeyer gives her a golden thread which Clara follows into the fantasy world. There she has to go through the Land of the Snowflakes, Land of the Flowers and Land of the Sweets to finally end her journey in the Fourth Realm where Mother Ginger lives to retrieve the key and get home.

The film will hit theaters on Nov. 2.

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