Oscar-winning actress and Disney Legend Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) is headed to the big screen this December, and it won’t be for Mary Poppins Returns. Entertainment Weekly has learned that Andrews has a secret role in Warner Bros. and DC’s Aquaman.
Andrews will voice the character Karathen, described as a mythical sea creature that helps Aquaman negotiate peace between Atlantis and the land world but her voice reportedly will be digitally altered a bit, so you may not immediately recognize it to be Julie Andrew’s, according to IGN and Variety.
Aquaman producer Peter Safran discussed how the casting of Andrews came about and why the revered actress is perfect for the role:
“We wanted the Karathen to have the voice of a classic British actress, albeit somewhat digitally altered. And when we found out Julie was interested and available and excited to do it, casting her was a no-brainer.”
Director James Wan took to twitter, to let us know what kind of creature she will be in the film.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
Source: Entertainment Weekly