He joins a cast that includes Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Bye Bye Birdie Tony winner Dick Van Dyke, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for creating the role of chimney sweep Bert opposite Oscar winner Julie Andrews in the 1964 film Mary Poppins, will appear in the sequel to the Disney classic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In a feature about artists in their 90s, veteran actor Van Dyke told the industry website, “[The sequel] supposedly takes place 20 years later and the kids are all grown up…It's a great cast — Meryl Streep, Angela Lansbury and that guy [Lin-Manuel Miranda] from Hamilton.”
Rob Marshall is directing Mary Poppins Returns, which will co-star Emily Blunt and Miranda. Filming is expected to begin in London in early 2017.