Julie Andrews Has a Surprise Cameo in Warner Bros’ ‘Aquaman’

“Sound of Music” star expected to play key role in film

Last Updated: November 23, 2018 @ 1:43 PM

Instead of flying into London on an umbrella, Julie Andrews is heading to Atlantis this Christmas, lending her voice to Arther Curry’s quest in “Aquaman.”

Andrews has a surprise role in Warner Bros.’ new superhero flick, voicing the mythic creature Karathen, an underwater creature that holds the key to Arthur Curry’s journey to unite the Atlantean and surface worlds, a studio spokesperson told TheWrap.

“We wanted the Karathen to have the voice of a classic British actress, albeit somewhat digitally altered,” “Aquaman” producer Peter Safran, told Entertainment Weekly, which first reported Andrews’ cameo. “Who knew that ‘Aquaman’ would have the real Mary Poppins this Christmas?”

Andrews is expected to play a key role in the film.

The 83-year-old actress hasn’t appeared on screen in a film in close to decade, but has lent her voice to to a number of characters through the years, including “Despicable Me 3” and the “Shrek” films.

Her role in “Aquaman,” which stars Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman, will come up against Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” starring Emily Blunt and Lin Manuel-Miranda.

“Aquaman,” which picks up after the events of “Justice League,” sees Arthur Curry (Mamoa) learn that he is the heir to the throne of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. He discovers he must step forward to lead his people and become a hero.

The film hits theaters Dec. 21.