Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins Returns India Release Pushed to January 4, 2019; Is Shah Rukh Khan's Zero The Reason?
Mary Poppins Returns new poster (photo credits: Disney India)

Mary Poppins Returns is one of the biggest Hollywood release left to come out this year from the House of Mouse, i.e. Walt Disney Studios. The follow-up of the classic film Mary Poppins returns after decades with a new cast, but borrows some of the original characters. The biggest star addition is, of course, Oscar nominee Emily Blunt playing the lead as the magical nanny Mary Poppins. The trailer that has been released ended up grabbing its attention with its colourful visuals and musical interludes. Mary Poppins Returns Trailer: Emily Blunt as the Magical Nanny Arrives to Save the Banks' Kids in This Musical Adventure - Watch Video.

However, for all the Indian fans, who expected to watch the film this year, be prepared to be disappointed. As per the latest update, Mary Poppins Returns' release date has been pushed to January 4, 2019. In the USA, the movie is coming out on December 19, 2018. This makes us wonder if Disney has shifted its Indian release next year to avoid clashing with other biggies coming out during the period. December 14 sees the release of Marathi film Mauli, and Hollywood superhero film Aquaman. December 21 has Shah Rukh Khan's Zero coming out, along with the multi-lingual Kannada film KGF. And of course, December 28 has Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan's Simmba also coming out. The main reason for this postponement would, of course, be Zero, as theatres would look to give maximum screens to the Shah Rukh Khan film. Shah Rukh Khan’s First Song From Zero Will Be Out Within a Week and It’s Impossible to Keep Calm.

The makers of Mary Poppins Returns have also revealed a new poster that you can check out below -

Talking more about the movie, Mary Poppins Returns also stars Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. The movie is directed by Rob Marshall of Into the Woods and Chicago fame.

The film takes place in '1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.