A member of Hollywood royalty has a secret role at Warner Bros. Aquaman.
Nothing less than Oscar winner Julie Andrews has a previously unannounced role to play in the superhero adventure, EW has learned exclusively.
The sound of the music the actress expresses the mythical Karathen, an underwater creature that holds the key to the search for Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) to unite the Atlantean and surface worlds.
The casting is particularly interesting since Aquaman will go face to face at the box office next month against Disney Mary Poppins returns – the sequel to the classic Andrews in 1964 – which also has a live action underwater sequence plus animation. Andrews refused to appear in the sequel, as he reportedly did not want to be distracted from the star's interpretation of Emily Blunt in the iconic role, although it is said that he fully supports the project.
"We wanted Karathen to have the voice of a classic British actress, albeit somewhat digitally altered," he explained. Aquaman The producer Peter Safran. "And when we realized that Julie was interested, available and willing to do it, it was very easy to choose her."
Regarding the time to go against Mary Poppins returnsSafran added jokingly: "Who knew that? Aquaman Would you have the real Mary Poppins this Christmas?
Andrews has not appeared in a movie in nearly a decade, but has lent his unmistakable voice to other large-screen projects in the past decade (such as Despicable Me 3 Y Shrek Forever After) and appeared in the Netflix series Julie's Green Room.
Aquaman It opens in theaters on December 21, during a highly competitive period at the box office. In addition to Poppins, there is also the Transformers cleave Bumblebee and the comedy Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Holmes and Watson. Previously, the manga adaptation James Cameron-Robert Rodriguez. Alita: Angel of battle It was also supposed to open that weekend, but was pushed to February 14.
In an unusual movement, Aquaman Advanced screenings will also be made for Amazon Prime members on December 15.