Warner Bros announced earlier this year that it was making the first film based on the character of the magician from the comics, Zatanna zatara, produced by Bad Robot, the company of JJ Abrams. This is one of the many exclusive content that DC is producing for HBO Max. It would also be an opportunity that the company is taking advantage of to revive characters that are often relegated by the great icons of the company.
Who is Zatanna?
Zatanna Zatara was created by Gardner Foz and Murphy Anderson within the Hawkman comic series, in 1966. She is a professional stage wizard and a true magician, like her father, capable of manifesting different powers just by speaking the family’s magic spells spoken backwards.
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What will the movie about the DC magician be about?
Zatanna’s screenplay is currently being written by the award-winning writer / director. Emerald fennell (Promising young woman, 2020), so the plot is not yet known. But it is very possible that in the film we know her origin story, when the illusionist goes out in search of her missing father, discovering that he comes from a family of authentic wizards dating back to Leonardo da Vinci. Later turned into a superhero, Zatanna continues the search for her progenitor with the help of the Justice League.
Who would be the Zatanna of flesh and blood?
At the moment, no name of the cast is known, including the protagonist, of which there is only a precedent in the Smallville series, where the magician was played by Serinda Swan, but it was only two episodes in the tenth season and it does not seem likely that the actress will repeat the character. And among the rumors and wishes of the fans – who always have a lot to say in the casting for superheroes – the name of the Cuban-Spanish actress rings out strongly. Ana de Armas for their great physical resemblance.
When will Zatanna hit the screens?
HBO Max movies about DC superheroes are being produced in parallel to the schedule for theaters. It is expected that these films will begin to be released throughout 2022. Productions such as Batgirl and Blue Beetle are much more advanced than Zatanna’s, so their premieres would be given first than that of the magician.