ZATANNA Writer Emerald Fennell Teases "Really Quite Dark" And "Big And Scary" Movie Featuring The DC Hero

Zatanna is one of many DC Comics projects Warner Bros. currently has in the works, and writer Emerald Fennell has now teased her ambitious plans for this take on the Justice League Dark superhero...

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Warner Bros. appears to have big plans for the heroes who make up the Justice League Dark roster, with projects involving that team, John Constantine, and Zatanna all in various stages of development.

It's already been confirmed that Promising Young Woman and Killing Eve's Emerald Fennell will pen the Zatanna screenplay, and she opened up about her plans for the DC movie in a recent interview with Empire. 

"There are lots of things about her that felt like they could be really, really interesting," the writer says of Zatanna. "And it’ll be an opportunity to make something really quite dark. And that appealed to me, to make something big and scary. I love that stuff."

While there's been darkness in her past work, it sounds like this project will be on a completely different level. "The scale of [these movies] is so massive and so thrilling. Like, why wouldn’t you want to write something like that when you can write huge, massive, crazy sequences and fights? Normally you’re like, how can I show this in the smallest cheapest way [laughs]? To have complete freedom to really let your imagination run wild is such a joy."

There's no word on when Zatanna will be released in theaters (or on HBO Max), but it sounds like the character is in good hands. A director hasn't been found for the project yet, of course, so chances are we'll be waiting a while before the curtain is pulled back on who Warner Bros. wants to play the hero. 

As always, keep checking back here for updates on Zatanna as we have them! 

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