Colin Firth Joins The Growing Cast Of Disney's 'Mary Poppins Returns' Starring Emily Blunt

Mary Poppins is considered one of Disney's first classic live action films, with the role having been made iconic by Julie Andrews. But we've learned in a world where sequels are inevetable, nothing is off limits. We live in a world where there has been a Star Wars: Episode VII, and a Jurassic World, so the fact that Mary Poppins is getting a sequel shouldn't surprise anyone. For what its worth, the film has already done a great job putting together a talented cast which includes Emily Blunt as the lead, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Ben Whishaw. Yet just when we though the cast couldn't get any more talented, Colin Firth has also come on board for the sequel. 

According to Variety the Oscar winner will be playing a character named William Weatherall Wilkins, who will be the president of Fidelity Fiduciary Bank. The bank was featured in the first Mary Poppins film and was even the subject of a song in the movie, but the character himself is new. Its unknown how Firth's character will play into the plot of the movie, but considering the film takes place in Depression-era London a bank owner probably isn't going to be the most likable character. I think there's a high chance Wilkins ends up being the film's villain, but thats just a guess
at this point.
As I stated above, Firth is joing an already very impressive cast which includes the likes of Emily Blunt (Sicario) taking over as the new Mary Poppins. Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda will play a lamplighter friend of hers named Jack he seems to be similar to Dick Van Dyke's Bert from the original film. Meryl Streep will be playing Poppins' cousin, and Ben Wishaw (Skyfall) and Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as the adult versions of Michael and Jane Banks he need Poppins help 25 years after the first movie.
So are you excited to see Mary Poppins Return? Would do you think of the cast so far? Let us know below!