Emerald Fennell will be the director in charge of bringing a popular DC Comics heroine, Zatanna, to the big screen. Winner of the WGA Award for Best Original Screenplay, the filmmaker faces her new project for Bad Robot and Warner Bros.This was reported by the specialized medium Deadline, who specified that it is not yet known if in addition to writing the script, she will direct the film, which will reach the universe of the comiquera company after the celebrated premiere of “‘The Justice League of Zack Snyder”, reversal of the 2017 film.
Zatanna is a character created by Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, and first appeared in “Hawkman” (1964). She is a magician who was sometimes part of The Justice League, a classic squadron of DC heroes. He would have even shared moments from his childhood with Batman/Bruce Wayne.
Zatanna with Batman
While it would be the first film of the magician, it is not its first live action version. Remember that the character was played by Serinda Swan (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” and “Tron: The Legacy”) for three seasons in the series “Smallville”.
For his part, Fennell is preparing to go for the Oscar for Best Directing for his work “Promising Young Woman”, nominated in turn for Best Picture at the 2021 Academy Awards gala. In the back, he will compete with colleagues such as Chloé Zhao (for “Nomadland”), Thomas Vinterberg (for “Another Round”), David Fincher (for “Mank”), Lee Isaac Chung (for “Minari”). This is the first time two women have been nominated in that category.
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