This May Be Our Next Mary Poppins We find a spoonful of sugar helps news of a sequel go down By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Feb 18, 2016 5:45 PM CST 49 comments Comments Emily Blunt is reportedly in talks to star as Mary Poppins in the Disney sequel. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) (Newser) – Great news unruly children and improbably accented chimney sweeps: We may have a new Mary Poppins. Variety reports Emily Blunt—comedian, action hero, enemy of Donald Trump—is currently in negotiations to take on the title role in Disney's Mary Poppins sequel. Blunt has been rumored for the role since it was first announced, according to TheWrap. She recently worked with the film's producers and director on the similarly musical Into the Woods. The sequel will find the magical nanny looking after the children of one of her original charges in Depression-era London. While Blunt hasn't been confirmed for the role—and her current pregnancy could present scheduling difficulties—working with children shouldn't be a stretch, as she has some experience with tiny costars.