Mary Poppins Returns is opening on the same week as Aquaman, but to everyone’s surprise, the original Mary Poppins has a role in the latter film. That’s right, Academy Award-winner Julie Andrews will lend her voice talents to the role of Karathen, who is described to be an undersea creature that holds the secrets for Arthur Curry and his journey to unite the undersea and surface worlds.
Director James Wan took to Twitter to respond to EW’s reveal to describe the true power of Julie Andrews as Karathen within the context of Earth in the DC Extended Universe canon:
On casting her to voice Karathen, Aquaman producer Peter Safran had this to say:
“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.”
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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.
Directed by James Wan, 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.