Aquaman: Mary Poppins Star Julie Andrews’ Role Revealed

The sea is alive with the sound of music.

Julie Andrews, known for her roles in Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Torn Curtain and more, will have a key voiceover role in the upcoming Aquaman film. Spoiler warning: potential spoilers for Aquaman ahead. IGN can confirm Variety’s report that Andrews will indeed appear in Aquaman as the voice of Karathen, a mythical sea creature that helps Aquaman negotiate peace between Atlantis and the world above.

Though far from her first voiceover role, it appears Andrews will have her recognizable voice digitally altered to some degree.

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Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Aquaman producer Peter Safran said “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.” Andrews’ voice acting roles include Gru’s Mom from the Despicable Me franchise, Queen Lillian from the Shrek franchise and the Narrator from Enchanted.

Interestingly, Aquaman will be releasing the same week as Mary Poppins Returns, Disney’s sequel to one of Andrews’ most famous films. However, Andrews will not be reprising her role, as Emily Blunt will be playing the titular character this time around. For more on Aquaman, check out how Amazon Prime members can watch the film a week early and take a look at these Aquaman character posters.

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21 in the US, December 14 in the UK, and December 13 in Australia.

Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN, and Julie Andrews is the only queen he will officially recognize.

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