by Francesca Bacardi | Tue., Sep. 15, 2015 6:49 AM
* Sigh *
Another day, another remake. E! News has learned that Disney is bringing Mary Poppins back to the big screen. No, she isn't leaving the infamous Disney vault. The magical nanny will come back to life in a new, original, live-action adaptation that will be directed by Into the Woods' Rob Marshall.
The updated version will take place during the 1920s Depression era in London, which is about 20 years after Disney's classic Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews. While the Disney classic focused on the first installment of author P.L. Travers' eight-book series, this movie, which is not a sequel, will focus on Mary's further adventures with the Banks family.
But you can't just bring a classic film back to life without some serious backlash. Twitter is absolutely pissed about the idea of Disney messing with Andrews' famous character. People were furious about Jumanji, but those people had nothing on what's being said about Disney's billionth live-action film. Haven't the people in Burbank, Calif., ever heard the expression, "Don't fix what isn't broken"??
Here is what the Twittersphere has to say:
Personally, I hope this new Mary Poppins remake does well so she can eventually incorporated into the Marvel universe— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) September 15, 2015
nope dear god no disney can we skip making a remake of Mary Poppins and focus on creating new storylines pls??? #kthanksbye— Sophia °o° (@sophiathe_1st) September 14, 2015
My reaction when I heard Disney are remaking Mary Poppins pic.twitter.com/Tos0MOtKg5— Christopher James (@Chriskendle) September 14, 2015
Despite the hype, I'm not sure Mary Poppins was a great Nanny. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down but also the obesity go up.— Ben Boyce (@Ben_Boyce_) September 14, 2015
It should not even be legal to make a new MARY POPPINS film. If there is an after life, Ed Wynn is not laughing.— Paula Poundstone (@paulapoundstone) September 14, 2015
The chosen director couldn't walk away unscathed.
Were we really that thrilled with what Rob Marshall did with INTO THE WOODS that we want to give him the live-action Mary Poppins musical?— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) September 14, 2015
Why #JusticeForJulie hasn't started to trend yet is beyond us.
Why not just set the Mary Poppins sequel 60 years later, bring back Julie Andrews and make it thematically similar to Unforgiven?— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) September 14, 2015
I know who should play #Marypoppins. Julie Andrews. In the 1964 film.— Norm Schrager (@MeetInTheLobby) September 15, 2015
I know this new Mary Poppins film sounds dodgy, but if they give Julie Andrews a mechanical arm and a massive truck, it could be pretty ace.— RedScharlach (@redfacts) September 15, 2015
I just don't see how a remake without Julie Andrews could in any way be better?! Nah. Some things should be left alone tbh. #marypoppins— Leanne Woodfull (@LeanneWoodfull) September 15, 2015
They are remaking Mary Poppins? Um no. You can't "redo" Julie Andrews— Kate(lyn) (@thekatefulmer) September 14, 2015
Things that might interest me in a new Mary Poppins: - Julie Andrews still being Mary Poppins - More suffragette stuff - Lesbians— Laura Lam (@LR_Lam) September 14, 2015
Or maybe this new movie has an entirely different plot altogether.
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