Disney set to remake Mary Poppins

There are reports that Mary Poppins could be flying back onto our screens sometime soon.

Entertainment Weekly reported on Wednesday that Disney is planning a new musical film featuring the beloved magical English nanny.

The film will be set in depression-era London, 20 years after the 1964 classic, and will draw from the P.L. Travers children’s books on which the original film was based.


Director Rob Marshall, known for his work on other musicals including Chicago and Into The Woods, is associated with the project.

As for the million-dollar question – who would play Mary Poppins, portrayed 50 years ago by Julie Andrews, who won an Oscar for her work – bettors were putting money on Anne Hathaway, according to reports.

Hathaway took home an Academy Award for a singing role – as Fantine in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables.

The original film, which won five Oscars and was nominated for eight others, is known for such songs as A Spoonful of Sugar and Chim Chim Cher-ee.