Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke could join the cast of the 'Mary Poppins' sequel

You won't need a spoonful of sugar to make this news any sweeter.

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Take this news with a grain of salt, or maybe a spoonful of sugar, to help it go down. 

E! Online reports Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke are in talks to appear in Mary Poppins Returns, the sequel to the classic Disney musical Mary Poppins.

If they sign on the dotted line, the iconic actors would join an already impressive cast. Late last month, Variety reported 19-time Academy Award nominee Meryl Streep joined the cast as Topsy, Mary Poppin's cousin. Emily Blunt is set to star as the titular character.

The new film will take place in Depression-era London, with Mary Poppins visiting now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children.

It's no surprise Disney chose to revive the film. The original was a smash hit in 1964 and won five Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Julie Andrews. 

No word yet on what the original actor's roles will be, but we expect Van Dyke to do some dancing. 

The actor showed off his moves earlier this year at 90 years old, dancing to the classic "Step in Time" and keeping pace with dancers one-fourth his age. (You can check out his killer moves below.)

So what do you think? Is this news supercalifragilisticexpialidocious or really just atrocious?

Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins' "Step in Time"

Just enjoy this moment of "Step in Time during The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60th aired on ABC...
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