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Ben Whishaw is reportedly in talks to play the grown-up version of Michael Banks, the boy from the first Mary Poppins film. I kind of need this to be happen.


Mary Poppins Returns, which is set 20 years after the first film, has amassed a fairly impressive cast list so far. Emily Blunt is already playing Mary and Lin-Manuel Miranda is playing Jack the lamplighter. In addition to Whishaw, Meryl Streep is also in talks to play Mary Poppins’ sister, Topsy.

The reason this would be great casting is that it means that this kid:

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Grew up into this dude:

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And the other reason I love this: my favorite parody account on Twitter, for sheer weirdness, is this one. This casting gets so close to making it a reality.