Director: Next Mary Poppins film should feature fight for LGBTI rights

Emily Blunt is playing Disney's famous nanny | Picture: Disney

The original Mary Poppins centered the suffragette movement as its cause célèbre.

And then, in Mary Poppins Returns, the older Jane Banks followed her mother’s steps and became a fighter for labor rights.

Following the success of the sequel starring Emily Blunt, many are betting on another film.

Will the next Mary Poppins film feature LGBTI rights?

Rob Marshall, the gay director of the sequel, said he hopes the future of Mary Poppins lies with LGBTI rights.

Speaking to the Advocate, Marshall said: ‘Wouldn’t that’d be great? Please, Lord. That’s exactly what should be happening.

‘I’m always so aware of that, being a gay man myself. I mean, our movie takes place in the ’30s.

‘But if it were to take place now, that’s exactly what it should be.

‘I understand so deeply what it’s like to be on the outskirts and not feel like you are worthy.

‘And I will say that kind of passion to explore acceptance in life is something that’s so important. And so, yes, I’d be all for that, for sure.’

LGBTI moves happening at Disney

There are LGBTI moves happening at Disney.

Lady Gaga is heavily rumored to be playing Ursula in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid.

According to reports, the Star Is Born singer is ‘high on Disney’s wish list’ for a role in the upcoming film.

While heavily stressing it’s only an unconfirmed rumor, they added: ‘Most likely the role of Ursula’.

New Disney film Jungle Cruise will feature the first official gay character, as well as a coming out scene.

But it won’t mention the word ‘gay’ or even male pronouns for his love interest.

During the test screening, McGregor (Jack Whitehall) comes out to Frank (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson).

McGregor apparently makes it very clear he’s not interested in women, explaining his family tried to arrange several opposite-sex marriages.

He also reveals his sister Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) knows he’s not interested in women and supports him regardless of the ‘person’ he loves.

The source then said there was no mention of male pronouns or the word ‘gay’ to address his sexuality, simply a rejection of women.

Author: Joe Morgan

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