Julie Andrews to Voice Key Role in “Aquaman”

The Oscar-winning actress has joined the DC film.

Julie Andrews has been tapped to voice star in Aquaman.

The 83-year-old actress will voice a key role in Warner Bros’ upcoming film. The character, Karathen, a mythical sea creature is described to be holding the key to assist Arthur Curry’s (Jason Momoa) broker peace between Atlantis and the dry land.

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

The casting means that Julie Andrews will hit movie theaters this Christmas with the DC franchise rather than with Mary Poppins Returns. Aquaman opens on December 21, just two days before the release of the sequel. While Andrews played the iconic Poppins in the 1964 original, in the sequel it is Emily Blunt who took on the lead role.

Andrews other voice star credits include animated blockbusters series like Shrek and Despicable Me.