Meryl Streep has signed on to the cast of Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the beloved 1964 Disney classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. She joins a cast headlined by Edge of Tomorrow‘s Emily Blunt, who will play Mary herself.
Disney is also developing a sequel to the 1991 cult classic The Rocketeer, but with an African-American female protagonist. The Hollywood Reporter speculates this is to differentiate from another of Disney/Marvel’s white male leads in a robotic flying suit, Iron Man.
James Cameron provides an update on the now four Avatar sequels he has in the works, citing he “overwrote”. But nearly a decade removed from the 2009 original, in a Star Wars/Marvel dominated industry, has the world moved on from Avatar?
Finally, The Playlist writer Jessica Kiang drafts a loving tribute to the bygone era of VHS tapes and their meteoric impact on the film industry.
Stay HAPPI! 🙂