Warner Bros. May Be Working on a Zatanna Movie

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It looks as though Blue Beetle isn't the only fan-favorite DC Comics hero headed to the silver screen, as a new report indicates that Warner Bros. may be planning a film based on popular DC hero Zatanna.

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In an article discussing the newfound prominence of female superheroes in the media, Deadline mentioned that, in addition to talks of movies based on Batgirl and Supergirl, Zatanna was one of the characters who may get a movie. No director or screenwriter was mentioned for the project.

A fan-favorite in the DC Universe, Zatanna was created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, debuting in 1964's Hawkman #4. The daughter of Golden Age DC hero Zatara the Magician, Zatanna is a powerful magic user who casts her spells by speaking backwards, both to honor her father and as a mnemonic mantra. The character is also a veteran of the Justice League, having served on both the main team and the magic-oriented Justice League Dark.

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Zatanna is no stranger to leaping off the comic pages and into other media, as the character has been featured in such shows as Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League Unlimited, Smallville and, more prominently, Young Justice, where she was voiced by Lacey Chabert. She was also one of the main characters in 2017's Justice League Dark animated film, with Camilla Luddington providing her voice. The character was also slated to be in Guillermo del Toro's planned Justice League Dark film, Dark Universe, before it was cancelled.

The Zatanna film currently has no planned release date announced.

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