The DCEU is about to welcome Zatanna Zatara in her own film…
Grab your wands because Zatanna Zatara is about to enter the DCEU! Variety reports that Emerald Fennell the woman behind Promising Young Woman will write a movie on the lady magician. The film will be produced by JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Production company through WarnerMedia.
Just a little rundown the character’s history onscreen, Zatanna has appeared in numerous animated projects over the years. She played a role in the final seasons of Superman origin series, Smallville where she was portrayed by Serinda Swan. Swan would later play Medusa in the failed Marvel series, Inhumans. The series was the character’s live-action debut.
In the comics, Zatanna is the daughter of Giovanni “John” Zatara who is a member of the Justice League. He also had a stint in Justice Society of America, and All-Star Squadron. She [Zatanna] herself has been in numerous teams including Young Justice, Justice League Dark, and the Seven Soldiers of Justice. Her associations are often with John Constantine and Batman.
Zatanna will be the second female superhero in DC Comics to get her own movie in the DCEU outside of Wonder Woman. Currently, the recently cast role of Supergirl with Sasha Calle doesn’t have a movie in the pipeline.
Finally, Emerald Fennell has become a massive star over the last few years. She portrayed the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker Bowles on the Emmy award-winning Netflix drama, The Crown. Other acting roles include Call the Midwife and The Danish Girl. She has also served as a showrunner on the British spy thriller, starring Sandra Oh, Killing Eve. She is also working on a stage musical adaptation of Cinderella with Andrew Lloyd Webber.
As of currently, Zatanna is in development with no other details available.