Emily Blunt could be Mary Poppins!

We recently reported on that a sequel to Mary Poppins was in the works, with Disney putting together a live action musical under Chicago director Rob Marshall.

It seems that's definitely going ahead, and the latest rumour suggests they might already have a leading lady in mind - Emily Blunt.

Now taking on the part of Mary Poppins would be tough for any actress but we've got a lot of time for Blunt. She takes on interesting roles and is always completely committed, whether that's battling aliens alongside Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow, surviving a drug war in Sicario or singing her heart out in Into the Woods - which was also directed by Marshall.

She's also British, which might help purists wrap their minds around the possibility of a new film and she's proven in the past that she can sing. At 32 (right now) she's a smidge older than Julie Andrews was when she played Mary back in 1964 - when the young lady was just 29.

We're still not completely sold on the idea of a sequel to the original film - it's an indelible classic - but P.L. Travers wrote a number of other books in the series and the idea of a companion piece with a stellar cast is starting to sound a bit more appealing.

This isn't official casting with no word from Blunt or Disney, expect more soon.

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