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Dick Van Dyke to appear in upcoming sequel to ‘Mary Poppins’

Actor Dick Van Dyke confirmed to several outlets on Monday that he will appear in an upcoming sequel to “Mary Poppins.” (John Salangsang / AP)
Actor Dick Van Dyke confirmed to several outlets on Monday that he will appear in an upcoming sequel to “Mary Poppins.” (John Salangsang / AP)
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LOS ANGELES – Dick Van Dyke will appear in Disney’s upcoming sequel to “Mary Poppins.”

Van Dyke played chimney sweep Bert in the 1964 original as well as the elderly banker, Mr. Dawes. He tells Entertainment Tonight that in “Mary Poppins Returns,” he’ll play Mr. Dawes’ son.

The 91-year-old comedy legend says he’ll be going to London in the spring to shoot his part, which he calls “a little song-and-dance number.”

He tells The Hollywood Reporter that the movie will be set 20 years after the original.

Emily Blunt is set to play Mary Poppins. Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury and “Hamilton’s” Lin-Manuel Miranda will also star.

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The basketball court at the McCarthey Athletic Center is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game between Gonzaga and BYU, Feb. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) (Young Kwak / AP Photo)
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