Referring to the end of his presidency, he added: "With that, let me know how to say goodbye".
Emily Blunt has suggested she's keen to return as Mary Poppins for a third film, and thanks to the property's owners, that seems a likely prospect if Mary Poppins Returns is a hit with audiences. They even share a love of bow ties...
Says producer Marc Platt of Marshall: "There is a classic nature to the telling of Mary Poppins".
Blunt also felt the importance of taking on such an iconic role, something she remedied by not re-watching the original Julie Andrews film. Travers died in 1996, aged 96, and it's only been in recent years that her estate has loosened its grip on the property paving the way for a movie sequel. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.
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Despite the role winning her the approval of her daughters - whom she has with her husband John Krasinski - Emily noted they still have a soft spot for the 1964 original.
"I brought my son to set, every time that we filmed a musical number, and to watch his eyes like saucers while daddy danced with what seemed like 500 dancers and bikers". Van Dyke also returns, spry as ever at 92. I'd be perfectly happy to see Mary Poppins III be the summer blockbuster of 2072, provided Guardians the Galaxy XXI doesn't take over all the screens that are still above sea level.
"I just try to approach her as I would any other character and not be caught up in the white noise of, 'Oh my god, you are Mary Poppins, '" she told ET.