Deadline reports Warner Bros. and DC Films is in development on a standalone feature centered on the magical superhero Zatanna.
According to the trade, there has been talk of a superhero film for Zatanna amongst other projects such as the Supergirl or Batgirl films which are currently in development.
In the comics, Zatanna is a descendant of Leonard da Vinci who works as a successful stage magician before discovering her powers while investigating the mysterious disappearance of her father, Giovanni Zatara, a member of the Homo Magi race.
Zatanna’s name has previously mentioned as one member of the lineup of the Justice League Dark film which is being produced by Scott Rudin. Zatanna is expected to be featured in the film alongside John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, and Etrigan the Demon.
As for the Supergirl and Batgirl projects, Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) is writing the script for the Supergirl film which will feature an origin story for Superman’s cousin Kara Zor El. Batgirl is being written by Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) screenwriter Christina Hodson. Avengers director Joss Whedon was previously attached to develop the project but dropped out after failing to break a story for the superhero.
Warner Bros. and DC Films has many other projects in development including The Batman, The Flash standalone film, Green Lantern Corps, Black Adam, New Gods, Nightwing, a Deathstroke film, and a Joker origin movie set outside of the DCEU.
Warner Bros. currently has Aquaman slated to hit theaters December 21, 2018, followed by Shazam! on April 5, 2019, and the Wonder Woman sequel on June 5, 2020. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC slate as we learn it.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Jason Momoa's first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman will arrive in theaters next month and the recent press junket from Warner Bros. Pictures included a gallery of several items featured in the project. Among the items on display are a trident that belongs to Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, Willem Dafoe's Vulko costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first Aquaman press junket photo below. Make sure to click on the "Next" button to see the rest of the photos from the gallery.
Here is the official synopsis for the Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!