Entertainment Weekly have released a new set of delightful first look images from the Disney reboot of Mary Poppins Returns even if the film isn’t due to hit the big screen until Christmas 2018.

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Mary Poppins, who was originally made famous my Julie Andrews in 1964, is set firmly in the hearts of the population both young and old; it’s a story that’s stood the test of time so there is no surprise regarding the bubbling excitement that has been doing the rounds since the announcement of the project.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Emily Blunt, who plays the titular role, was very aware of how important it was getting the story and feel of the original right, she stated “I hope what we’re doing, and it certainly feels this way to me, is beautiful and profound and will be able to stand alone from the original.”

Take a look below at some of the glorious images which include behind the scenes and concept art from Mary Poppins Returns

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Jack the lamplighter (Lin-Manuel Miranda) leads the three Banks children — Annabel (Pixie Davies), Georgie (Joel Dawson), and John (Nathanael Saleh) — and Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) through the streets of London in the big musical number, “Trip a Little Light Fantastic.”

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Concept art of the re-imagined (though still cheerfully familiar) Cherry Tree Lane in the springtime.

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Grown-up Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw), plus Michael’s sons Georgie (Joel Dawson) and John (Nathanael Saleh), welcome Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt).

Mary Poppins ReturnsDirector Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca on the London set of Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins ReturnsJack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and his band of lamplighters light the way to Cherry Tree Lane for Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) and the Banks children (Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, and Pixie Davies).

Mary Poppins ReturnsLin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt, Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, Joel Dawson, and Meryl Streep rehearse at the piano with composer Marc Shaiman (who wrote an all-new score with Scott Wittman).

Mary Poppins ReturnsConcept art of the abandoned park favoured by Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) and the leeries, his band of streetwise lamplighters.

Mary Poppins ReturnsConcept art of Jack (Lin-Manuel Miranda) on the London Embankment at night

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Directed by Rob Marshall, Mary Poppins Returns stars Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Waters, Angela Lansbury and Dick Van Dyke.