Mary Poppins Returns casts Dick Van Dyke


Disney’s forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns has filled a Bert-shaped hole, with the news that Dick Van Dyke will be making an appearance.

In a recent interview with THR, The 91-year-old  revealed:

It’s not clear whether it’s a large role or just a cameo – or even if he’s returning to play dancing chimney sweep Bert at all.

The cast will include Emily Blunt, Ben Wilshaw, Emily Mortimer, Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury (Bedknobs and Broomsticks) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

The story this time around finds the magical Mary returning 25 years after she brightened the Banks family’s lives to find that grown children Michael and Jane are having fresh issues involving tragedy and a serious lack of sparkle in depression-era London.