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DC’s Zatanna movie gets promising young writer

March 23rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

Big news from the world of  DC movies as we have a writer for the Zatanna movie.

Filmmaker Emerald Fennell, who brought us the really rather superb Promising Young Woman, will bring the character to life at Warners and Bad Robot with DC Films President Walter Hamada overseeing the project.

For the record, Fennell is an actress too and plays Camilla Parker Bowles in The Crown

We speculated a few weeks back that young actress Rachel Zegler, who has been cast in Shazam! Fury of the Gods in a mysterious role might be playing Zatanna (here) and, on the back of this news, we wonder if we may still be on to something.

We also know that HBO Max and JJ Abrams are developing a Justice League Dark universe including TV shows and movies featuring Constantine, Swamp Thing and Zatanna, so now we’re wondering if this movie may kick off the JLD world.

In the comics Zatanna is daughter of magician Zatara and is romantically linked to John Constantine oh, and she’s a master (mistress?) of magic.

This is pretty exciting news as Zatanna is a character we have hoped to see for a long time… let’s hope it delivers.

Below is a round-up of all the new and returning DC properties on the horizon ranging from movies, TV shows and video games.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….