David Magee (‘Mary Poppins Returns’ screenwriter) avoided ‘taking advantage’ of fans’ memories of the original [Exclusive Video Interview]

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David Magee (‘Mary Poppins Returns’ screenwriter) avoided ‘taking advantage’ of fans’ memories of the original [Exclusive Video Interview]
Screenwriter David Magee admits that if anyone other than Rob Marshall were directing “Mary Poppins Returns,” he “would’ve been hesitant. But Rob is a master of movie musicals,” so the scribe decided to dive in headfirst. Watch our exclusive video interview with Magee above.

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This sequel reintroduces the title nanny (Emily Blunt), who returns to the Banks clan — the now grownup children Michael and Jane, along with Michael’s three kids — in their time of need. The big question on Magee’s mind was whether or not he could “find a story” that would do justice to the P.L. Travers‘s original books. Marshall and producer John DeLuca, both of whom receive story credits, sent him “some initial ideas of what they thought they might like to play with, images, opening scenes,
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