Our blue friends are set to enter a whole new world in “Smurfs: The Lost Village”, where they’ll meet some new friends this time around.
Sony Pictures Animation has just unveiled some brand new photos, offering our first look at a new character named SmurfWillow, voiced by Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. There haven’t been much details about the new additions – until now.
The still above shows SmurfWillow interacting together with a puzzled-looking Papa Smurf (Mandy Patinkin), who appears to be wearing the same type of red hat. Although we don’t know what’s the connection between the 2 elderly Smurfs, Roberts did offer a statement on her decision for joining the voice cast of this animated adventure.
“Smurfs are such a fun part of our animated culture. They were popular when I was a child and they were popular when my kids were little. It’s fun to be part of such a sweet group that continues to entertain young people,” the 49-year-old actress told People.
According to Jack Giroux, Roberts’ character, SmurfWillow, is the leader of the Lost Village. In case you didn’t know, the Lost Village is the legendary Smurf village where Smurfette, Hefty, Brainy, and Clumsy travel to in search of an ancient secret that will reveal the history of the Smurfs.
Joining Roberts’ SmurfWillow are Michelle Rodriguez (playing SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (the excitable SmurfBlossom), and Ariel Winter (SmurfLily). They are also part of the new crew that reside in the Lost Village. It looks like Smurfette won’t be the only female Smurf after all ;)
Here are more photos from “Smurfs: The Lost Village”:
“Smurfs: The Lost Village” hits theatres on 6th April 2017.