Mary Poppins Returns
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It’s becoming harder and harder for us to hate Disney/Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins sequel. After casting the delightful Emily Blunt and the legendary Meryl Streep, director Marshall has added the utterly wonderful Colin Firth to the film’s cast.

The Oscar-winning actor will play the part of William Weatherall Wilkins: President of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. The bank itself was featured in the original Mary Poppins (and even got its own song) but the name William Weatherall Wilkins actually comes from the third P.L. Travers novel, Mary Poppins Opens the Door. Wilkins is not a character in the book, however, and the name itself is all that appears, listed as the previous owner of a book.

Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ben Whishaw and Emily Mortimer. We vowed we wouldn’t watch it (the original Poppins is sacred), but with a cast like this that’s starting to seem unlikely…


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Lucien writes on film, television and politics at and co-hosts the podcasts Above All Else and The 99%.

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