Likely to be the most enduring running gag from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a fan artist has once again combined Yondu with Mary Poppins. Whether or not it was meant as an act of Disney synergy or the joke was just too good to ignore, one of the most memorable jokes from Marvel’s latest movie involved Star-Lord comparing Yondu to Earth hero Mary Poppins to raucous approval from the archer. Since then, fan art has popped up all over the Internet keeping the joke alive. Of course, the ‘real’ magical nanny will soon be back in theaters herself, with Disney once again at the helm for Mary Poppins Returns.
Next holiday season, Emily Blunt will make her debut as the new take on the classic character. Awhile back, we got our first look at Blunt in costume, with fans immediately responding positively to the development. And now the cover for the latest issue of EW showed Blunt as Poppins in all her glory, teasing a big spread inside the magazine. From there, it didn’t take long for fans to quickly crop Yondu’s head onto Blunt’s body, but one familiar artist has created the most seamless version yet.
BossLogic just posted his take on Yondu as Poppins on an updated version of the EW cover, complete with a Baby Groot feather in the character’s cap. Check it out below:
BossLogic is well-known for his character concept art, often taking casting rumors and making them real. In recent months, we’ve seen his take on David Harbour as Hellboy and Josh Gad as Penguin, giving fans a taste of how the actors could look as the characters. For the cover spoof, he’s deviated from his typical high-contrast style, but to just as enjoyable results. The tweet even received a coveted retweet from James Gunn himself.
In the meantime, fans of Mary Poppins have plenty to hold them over until the film debut. The cover image likely signals the beginning of early marketing, with Disney clearly keen to get the word out far ahead of time for their soft reboot. We’ve also already seen a number of teases for the characters of the film already. Set photos have shown Lin-Manuel Miranda in costume, and offered us a look at the adult Banks children.
Aside from the newer performers, the film will also feature several classic actors. Angela Lansbury has joined the cast as Balloon Lady, a version of a character from the book upon which the film is based. Meanwhile, Dick Van Dyke will be reprising his original role from the first film in a sense, playing the son of his previous character. All told, Mary Poppins Returns looks to be an exciting follow-up, but here’s hoping Disney can work in a Michael Rooker cameo.