Toward the end of December, magic will be in the air. And possibly in the water too.
Many Disney fans are eagerly anticipating the return of Mary Poppins. As captivating as Emily Blunt looks in the trailers, many original fans were hoping there would be a surprise cameo from the iconic Julie Andrews.
Dick Van Dyke will be in the sequel, so why not, right? Wrong.
Although Julie Andrews has been vocal with support for the dazzling actress and upcoming movie, she will not be making an appearance. As EW reports, it’s “out of respect” for Blunt to allow her to shine as bright as possible.
While that’s a lovely gesture, it’s not like the Oscar-winning actress will be sans a winter blockbuster this year.
Aquaman producer Peter Safran has confirmed the most powerful creature on earth, Karathen, will be voiced by none other than Julie Andrews.
“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.”
Then, there’s James Wan with his confirmation edification of it all via Twitter:
The most powerful creature on Earth is a dame. https://t.co/7K3K32i0nv
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) November 24, 2018
Ironic how that all went down.
Here’s a woman known to have a magical effect on bringing families together and there she goes, as a mythical sub-terrestrial titan to help bring the seven seas together.
And, uh yeah, the whole-not-being-in-Mary-Poppins-although-you-are-the-namesake thing.