Aquaman: Secret Julie Andrews role in DC film revealed

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Jacob Stolworthy
Saturday 24 November 2018 11:11
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British film icon Julie Andrews has been unveiled as a surprise addition to the cast of Aquaman.

The DC hero’s standalone film is weeks away from being released, however its producer has only just confirmed the Sound of Music star will voice a role – namely, an undersea creature named Karathen

“We wanted the Karathen to have the voice of a classic British actress, albeit somewhat digitally altered,” Peter Safran told Entertainment Weekly. “And when we found out Julie was interested and available and excited to do it, casting her was a no-brainer.”

According to the character’s bio, she will “hold the key to Arthur Curry’s quest to unite the Atlantean and surface worlds.” Arthur Curry – played by Jason Momoa – is the name of Aquaman’s alter ego.

Interestingly, Aquaman will be released in the US on the same day as Mary Poppins Returns in which Emily Blunt stars as the character Andrews first played in 1964. While her original co-star Dick Van Dyke will appear, Andrews turned down Disney’s offer to return out of respect to Blunt’s portrayal of the magical nanny.

Andrews has lent her voice to several films in the past, with roles in Despicable Me, Shrek 2 and Enchanted in which she was the narrator.

Aquaman is released in the UK on 14 December, mere days before Mary Poppins Returns (19 December). The former DC adventure also stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Nicole Kidman.

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