Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Catch Emily Blunt In His Kite In The New ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Trailer

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It’s looking like a proper sequel to the 54-year-old classic film

The sequel to Mary Poppins has been in the works for quite some time, but the official trailer has finally dropped. 

Emily Blunt, who takes the reins from queen Julie Andrews over 50 years after the release of the original, looks absolutely magical in the Mary Poppins Returns trailer. Poppins is ushered back into the world by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda, who while helping to rein in a kite being dragged higher and higher by the wind, accidentally catches the nanny on her tail. The child who had been aided by Miranda is, in fact, the son of the Banks children who had been delighted to meet Poppins all those years prior. No worries about spoiler alerts in this trailer—all we know is that Poppins is ready to help the Banks children yet again from whatever ails them, which might be their finances. All the details are left for eager movie-goers to find out upon release. 

The cast is filled out with plenty of legendary actors, from Colin Firth to Julie Walters to Meryl Streep (is this a Mamma Mia reunion?), making it the sequel that the 1964 original truly deserves. The visuals themselves are reminiscent of the original film, but with a modern twist—all the magic of the cartoon animations, bolstered by director Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods) knack for creating modern magical worlds. Mary Poppins Returns hits theaters on Christmas Day. Watch the official trailer, below, and remember "what it's like to be a child."

Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, and Agyness Deyn also star

Elisabeth Moss is trying to keep it together as punk rock artist Becky Something in the trailer for forthcoming movie Her Smell. She's surrounded by iconic faces who make up her band Something She, Gayle Rankin as Ali van der Wolff and Agyness Deyn as Marielle Hell, as she grapples with the fact that her musical prowess just doesn't draw as big a crowd as it used to.

In addition to the wavering fame, Becky is "grappling with motherhood, exhausted bandmates, nervous record company executives, and a new generation of rising talent eager to usurp her stardom," according to a press release. "When Becky's chaos and excesses derail a recording session and national tour, she finds herself shunned, isolated and alone. Forced to get sober, temper her demons, and reckon with the past, she retreats from the spotlight and tries to recapture the creative inspiration that led her band to success." And what's clear from the trailer, Moss is absolutely meant for this role, transforming into the punk on the brink of collapse.

Rounding out the cast are Ashley Benson, Cara Delevingne, and Dan Stevens. Watch the official trailer, below. Her Smell hits theaters on April 12 in New York and 14 in L.A., with "national expansion to follow."




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In an acceptance speech at the BRIT Awards

As The 1975 accepted the BRIT Award for Best British group, outspoken frontman Matty Healy shared the words of journalist Laura Snapes as a way of calling out misogyny that remains ever-present in the music industry. Healy lifted a powerful quote from Snapes' coverage of allegations against Ryan Adams for The Guardian: "Male misogynist acts are examined for nuance and defended as traits of 'difficult' artists, [while] women and those who call them out are treated as hysterics who don't understand art."

Snapes reacted almost immediately on Twitter, saying she was "gobsmacked, and honoured that he'd use his platform to make this statement." Snapes had originally written the line for an interview she published with Sun Kil Moon singer Mark Kozelek back in 2015, in response to Kozelek publicly calling her a "bitch" who "totally wants to have my babies" because she requested to speak in person rather than via e-mail, which she brought up in the more recent piece on Adams. Kozelek's vile response, and the misogyny that allowed it to play out without real consequences, it could be argued, could have easily played out in the same way in 2019, which makes her reiteration of the line, and Healy's quoting it on such a large platform, all the more important.

It should be noted that back in December, Healy caught a bit of heat himself on Twitter for an interview with The Fader in which he insinuated that misogyny was an issue exclusive to hip-hop, and that rock 'n' roll had freed itself of it. He clarified at length on Twitter and apologized, saying, "I kinda forget that I'm not very educated on feminism and misogyny and I cant just 'figure stuff out' in public and end up trivializing the complexities of such enormous, experienced issues."