DC’s superhero cinema welcomes its own ‘Doctor Strange’ with ‘Zatanna’
Zatanna is a DC comic book historian who was born in 1964 in the pages of ‘Hawkman’, created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson. His father is a true historical of the publishing house: from Fox’s pen characters like The Flash or Doctor Fate were born, his is the concept of the DC multiverse, as well as the idea of grouping heroes into the Justice Society of America, which would later evolve into the Justice League we all know.
In fact, Zatanna is a historical one of the League, although she did not appear in the film version of the team of DC heroes.. But he has been seen on other occasions: in an animated version in the historical Batman animated series, in ‘Justice League Unlimited’ or in ‘Young Justice’, among others. In real image he was seen as a recurring character in the last three seasons of ‘Smallville’ played by Serinda Swan.
The sorceress of DC
This new version of Zatanna, informa Variety, will come from the hand of Emerald Fennell, showrunner from the second season of ‘Killing Eve’ and newly nominated for an Oscar for her screenplay and direction of ‘A Promising Young Woman’. Fennell also has extensive acting experience, having played Camilla Bowles from the final season of ‘The Crownand Netflix.
Zatanna is a tremendously attractive character for DC, as she opens the door of magic for the world of the publisher’s heroes, who already flirted with the subject in ‘Shazam!‘. Although there had already been talk of a teenage version of the character at the beginning of the century that finally came to nothing, it has been seen as part of the Justice League Dark (es, plus one of the most powerful characters in this DC Magic Justice League, the romantic interest of John Constantine). So it may serve to give way to that area of the publishing house’s mythology, currently preparing JJ Abrams for HBO Max.
Zatanna is a sorceress who has inherited her tremendous magical powers from her father, and many of them reside in her voice, which means that they can be overridden when she is gagged. His picturesque outfit star It comes from the fact that, in addition to being a true magician, she earns her living as an experienced illusionist on stage.