Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton who was last seen rapping an acceptance speech on the stage of the Grammys, has just been announced as the newest addition to Disney’s sequel to the 1964 classic, Mary Poppins.
We’ve already reported that the sequel to Mary Poppins will most likely star Emily Blunt, but with news of the Hamilton creator’s involvement, the prospect of a successful Poppins sequel just became much more likely. Rumor has it that Miranda will have a role in producing new music for the film, which might not be good news for people who hate hip-hop, but it’s certainly good news for everyone else. (Also, he’s done more than Hamilton, so it’s not as if hip-hop is all he knows.) Miranda will be playing the Bert (Dick Van Dyke) equivalent.
As we reported along with the Blunt news, this sequel will take place 20 years after the first. Into the Woods director Rob Marshall will direct.
No release date has been announced.