DC’s Zatanna Film Is Going To Make Magic With ‘Promising Younger Lady’ Director

The Justice League (or at the very least Zack Snyder’s model of it) is likely to be on ice in the meanwhile, however DC is charging forward with its superhero slate by bringing a brand new face into its multiverse: Zatanna.

Recent off her history-making Academy Award nomination, “Promising Younger Lady” director Emerald Fennell has been tapped to pen the script for the comedian ebook character’s big-screen debut, Selection introduced Monday. 

Fennell will write the movie for Warner Bros. and J.J. Abrams’ Dangerous Robotic manufacturing firm, however there’s no phrase but on whether or not she’ll signal on as director. Moreover, no casting data has been introduced, however followers have already urged a slew of choices to play the title function (Ana de Armas, anybody?).

A venture involving the DC heroine has been within the works for a while, but it surely’s been unclear precisely what kind it will take. The movie will, nevertheless, be launched theatrically as an alternative of on Warner Bros.’ streaming service HBO Max, like different latest choices, Selection reported.

A promising younger girl of a special type, Zatanna is likely one of the hottest and highly effective characters within the DC secure. She made her first look within the pages of a Hawkman comedian again in 1964. Created by Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, she is named the daughter of the world’s biggest magician, Giovanni Zatara. Aside from possessing magical skills and being a grasp illusionist in her personal proper, Zatanna is commonly portrayed as a stage magician, dressing up in a black and white get-up full with a high hat.

Whereas she’s but to be seen on the large display, the character was performed by actor Serinda Swan in a handful of episodes over three seasons of the hit TV present “Smallville.”

Fennell is well-primed to shepherd the character into blockbuster territory after “Promising Younger Lady” scored 5 Oscar nods earlier this month, cementing the filmmaker as main expertise on the rise. She additionally served because the showrunner for the second season of “Killing Eve,” and flexed her performing chops by portraying Camilla Parker Bowles on “The Crown.”

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