Rob Marshall discusses Mary Poppins Returns

Director Rob Marshall discusses Mary Poppins Returns

December 6, 2018 DGA Q&As in Los Angeles and New York

The magical nanny returns to help the now grown up Banks siblings once again in Director Rob Marshall’s new fantasy, Mary Poppins Returns.

Drawn from the Mary Poppins stories by PL Travers, Marshall’s film returns us to 1930s depression-era London, where the adult Michael and Jane find themselves once again in need of Ms. Poppins' unique abilities after the family suffers a devastating loss.

Following the DGA membership screening in Los Angeles on December 6, Marshall sat down with DGA Fourth Vice President Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) to discuss the making of Mary Poppins Returns. He also discussed the film in a conversation moderated by Director Bob Balaban (Graves) following the DGA screening in New York on December 2.

In addition to Mary Poppins Returns, Marshall’s credits include the feature films Into the Woods, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Nine, Memoirs of a Geisha; and the television special The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts. He won the DGA Award for Feature Film in 2002 for Chicago and the DGA’s Musical Variety Award in 2006 for Tony Bennett: An American Classic. He was also nominated for Guild’s Musical Variety Award in 1999 for Annie. Marshall has been a member of the DGA since 1999.

You can listen to Marshall's Q&A by clicking the podcast episode embedded below. You can find more DGA podcast episodes here.


Event photos by Marcie Revens (New York) and Elisa Haber (Los Angeles) - Print courtesy of Walt Disney Motion Pictures.

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