Disney fans, get excited. A reboot of the beloved classic Mary Poppins is in the works. Set 20 years in the future--think 1930s instead of the turn of the 20th century--the new film will also be a live-action musical. The latest movie already has a director (Rob Marshall, of Into the Woods fame) and screenwriters, but the main characters still haven't been cast. There are rumors, though, that Anne Hathaway is in talks to play lead. (She'd be great!)
Here are 10 other things we'd like to see onscreen when the movie hits theaters:
Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews make a cameo as an adorable older couple, sitting on a bench, madly in love.
The bowtie-clad dancing penguin waiters get their own scene.
Mrs. Banks is now a union organizer, and works to get the chimney sweepers better working conditions.
There's a song a la "Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious" with an equally ridiculous-sounding word. Might we suggest Floccinaucinihilipilification? Dictionary.com defines it as estimating something to be worthless. Seems prime for a musical number, no?
There's now a Banks baby, who challenges Mary Poppins in new, hilarious ways. And of course she comes up with brilliant, magical solutions to appease the fussy tot.
Mary Poppins takes the kids to visit a bird sanctuary, which is owned by none other than the woman who used to sit outside the cathedral feeding the birds.
Everyone's favorite nanny now has a small dog that does fantastical tricks--not just shaking hands, but juggling!--to encourage her charges to behave.
We get to find out what Mary does on her days off.
Instead of being a one-man band, Bert's the leader of a popular swing band.
The talking parrot umbrella pipes up with brutally honest commentary more often, and Mary shuts him down with her signature aplomb.
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