Sneak peek at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins

Sneak peek at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins
She's staring as the nanny - but there's no sign of her umbrella (Disney/Twitter)

Disney has teased fans with their first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins.

Blunt is staring in the upcoming film Mary Poppins Returns - a sequel to the original 1964 film starring Julie Andrews.

The photo shows Poppins standing on a London street, wearing a purple and blue coat and carrying a mixed-patterned handbag.

However there's no sign of her famous umbrella - perhaps an opportunity for NZ's Blunt Umbrellas to step in and supply one.

The new film is set 25 years after the original, during the Depression, as nanny Mary Poppins returns to the lives of the Banks family.

The new film will also star Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks, Colin Firth as William Weatherall Wilkins, and Meryl Streep as a new character - Poppins' cousin Topsy.

The sequel is set to hit theatres on December 25, 2018.

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