One of the stand out songs and performances from the OG Mary Poppins movies was “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – however, it won’t be featured in the new movie, Mary Poppins Returns.
Speaking with EW, screenwriter David Magee and producer Marc Platt opened up about the decision not to include the song, or even word, in the upcoming film.
“We wanted to create the story with our own language and in our own way with a nod to the past, but to make it fresh and interesting and stand on its own,” Marc shared. “The challenge in creating a new score for this is to, like the rest of the film, put a foot in the original, but very much [let it be] its own thing with its own personality.”
While the word nor song is in the new film, there are “little nuggets that, if you know the movie, provoke both emotional experience and also kind of delight”, he promises.
David added, “We wanted to pay homage to it and make reference to it, but we wanted to make sure that when you started our film, you were watching a new story, a new installment.”
Mary Poppins Returns will hit theaters on December 19th. Check out the new featurette below!
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