It may than a spoonful of sugar for the following piece of news to go down well with movie fans around the country:
A sequel to Mary Poppins is in the works.
The original musical came out in 1964, starring Julie Andrews as a singing nanny who traveled by flying umbrella.
It won five Academy Awards and remains one of the most beloved films in Hollywood history.
Hence why critics are aghast over the possibility of it being ruined in any way by some watered-down, money-grabbing follow-up.
Fortunately, there are reasons to believe the unexpected sequel is in good hands.
It will star Emily Blunt as Poppins herself and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda as a friend named Jack.
We're talking one of the most popular actresses in the world and THE GUY WHO CREATED HAMILTON.
Titled “Mary Poppins Returns,” the film will be released on Christmas Day of 2018.
It will find the iconic nanny reuniting with the children she helped raise, Jane and Michael Banks, with the latter now having three young kids of his own and the family having recently suffered a personal loss.
“Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack (Miranda), [Mary Poppins] helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives,” reads the Disney press release.
Mary Poppins Returns be directed and produced by Rob Marshall, the same man who recently helmed Disney’s big-budget adaptation of Into the Woods," which featured Blunt in a key role.
Mark Shaiman will produce an brand new score for the film, while also pen original songs with Tony Award-winner and frequent collaborator Scott Wittman.
“I am truly humbled and honored to be asked by Disney to bring P.L. Travers’ further adventures to the screen,” Marshall said via statement.
“The iconic original film means so much to me personally, and I look forward to creating an original movie musical that can bring Mary Poppins, and her message that childlike wonder can be found in even the most challenging of times, to a whole new generation.”
Are you excited for a Mary Poppins sequel, given the amazing names involved?
Or does Twitter user @1DStalker sum up your feeling on the matter with the following Tweet?
“I’ve just seen that a Mary Poppins sequel has been confirmed and I shall now be logging off bc I am DONE WITH THE WORLD."