ZATANNA: Is Singer Dua Lipa Being Eyed To Play The JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Magician In Upcoming Movie?

ZATANNA: Is Singer Dua Lipa Being Eyed To Play The JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Magician In Upcoming Movie? ZATANNA: Is Singer Dua Lipa Being Eyed To Play The JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK Magician In Upcoming Movie?

We know that a Zatanna movie is being considered at Warner Bros., and a new rumour suggests singer Dua Lipa is being eyed by the studio to bring the popular Justice League Dark magician to life...

By JoshWilding - Jul 20, 2022 05:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Justice League Dark

We're taking this with a pinch of salt, but rumour has it (via CBR) that pop star Dua Lipa is being eyed to play the DCEU's Mistress of Magic, Zatanna. It's an unexpected casting decision, but no more so than Bad Bunny being chosen by Sony Pictures to play obscure Spider-Man villain El Muerto in his own solo outing!

We first heard about plans for Zatanna last March when Academy Award-winning actor and filmmaker Emerald Fennell was revealed as the movie's writer. She's believed to be working on the film in collaboration with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions as the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director is reportedly developing a slate of Justice League Dark projects.

Dua Lipa has become a global megastar since releasing her first album in 2017, and her second album, 2020's Future Nostalgia, earned the singer six Grammy nominations.

She's now looking to break into acting and has already been cast in her first movie role. That will be Matthew Vaughn's Argylle, a spy thriller that also stars Henry Cavill, Sam Rockwell, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ariana DeBose. 

As for Zatanna, she first debuted in the pages of Hawkman #4 in 1964. Created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson, she would go on to become a member of the Justice League Dark, a love interest to John Constantine, and one of the DC Universe's most powerful magicians. 

Take a look at how Dua Lipa could look as the DCEU's Zatanna below:

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FireandBlood - 7/20/2022, 5:48 AM
Why are WB and Sony like this?
dracula - 7/20/2022, 5:51 AM
@PlusUltra - zatanna is a pretty popular character with her own stories

Not really comparable to villains without a hero, includinga guy who has only appeared in 2 issues of a comic
FireandBlood - 7/20/2022, 6:12 AM
@dracula - I’m referring to casting pop stars with no experience.
SonOfAGif - 7/20/2022, 6:26 AM
@PlusUltra - Sony and WB have this weird obsession with the TikTok crowd.
thewanderer - 7/20/2022, 7:49 AM
@PlusUltra - this is why they fail.
RoyKent - 7/20/2022, 7:53 AM
@PlusUltra - Exactly?! These movie studios. These casting people. There ARE actresses. Good actresses. Good actresses like Daisy Edgar-Jones or Ella Hunt for example deserve a role like the great Zatanna character. They act as if they're running out of talent to have movie parts. Casting a non actress, a cheesy popstar just for the sake of her looks, typical...

People have said these weird casting decisions are very much similar to giving a non wrestler (David Arquette) the world heavyweight championship in pro wrestling. I could not agree more. 😂
Bricks - 7/20/2022, 8:27 AM
@PlusUltra -

So much great acting talent out there, they work for years and years to earn a role like these well loved comic book characters. And they, the movies studios could end up casting undeserved randos in pop stars with zero experience. Yikes!

Love the Zatanna character and been wanting to see her live action films for years. Like others have mentioned here on CBM, pay for a movie ticket to see another movie that deserve your hard earned cash but only to sneak into a super hero movie screening staring a rando pop star like Dua Lipa.

ZatannaMoans - 7/20/2022, 9:04 AM
@SonOfAGif -

Well, since they want a singer to act so freaking bad. They should consider Victoria Justice. She can sing, look the part, so likable that has that big following that people love and most importantly someone who can really act, with plenty of acting experience too:

She was in a good movie this year called , "A Perfect Pairing" on Netflix.
GirshwinDavies - 7/20/2022, 12:53 PM
@PlusUltra - Lmfao such a valid question
CyberBishop - 10/18/2022, 3:03 PM
@ZatannaMoans - Yes plz..
dracula - 7/20/2022, 5:49 AM
I have no idea who that is
UniqNo - 7/20/2022, 5:56 AM
She certainly looks the part. Still though.. we've not seen her acting yet. Argyle taking it's time though.. is there a release date?
bobevanz - 7/20/2022, 5:59 AM
Gimme Megan the Stallion instead 😋
IcePyke - 7/20/2022, 6:03 AM
DesiSpiderman - 7/20/2022, 6:05 AM
Dua Lipa is fine as hell
KWilly - 7/20/2022, 6:15 AM
Always thought this role would be great for Ana De Armas. She already looks magical lol.

LastActionZero - 7/20/2022, 6:23 AM
@KWilly - I second this notion!
GodHercules20 - 7/20/2022, 6:26 PM
@KWilly - I would go with an unknown. She's in too many movies
bkmeijer1 - 7/20/2022, 6:19 AM
I thought JJ's JLD projects were on the back burner. Interesting development I guess
generictheeric - 7/20/2022, 6:46 AM
I have a massive crush on her so I'm probably the target audience for this casting.

Bias aside, I haven't seen her act before so I'm kinda intrigued how she'd land a role like this. Is it purely based on her looks or is she secretly great at acting?
GhostDog - 7/20/2022, 8:06 AM
Shake my head
McMurdo - 7/20/2022, 8:58 AM
This movie has an Oscar winning writer. CA we at the very least get a real actor to play the [frick]ing lead?
RolandD - 7/20/2022, 10:02 AM
I love how everyone is responding to this “pinch of salt” rumor as if it is fact.
WackyBantha - 7/20/2022, 11:10 AM
WackyBantha - 7/20/2022, 11:12 AM
BoW - 7/20/2022, 1:58 PM
Yes please. Dua is a goddess. That’s all.
GodHercules20 - 7/20/2022, 6:27 PM
Hell no

She's overrated
NinnesMBC - 7/20/2022, 8:22 PM
I rather they find an actual actress. Smallville did it with Serinda Swan for Zatanna a decade ago.

Chuck420Taylor - 7/29/2022, 9:59 AM
I mean we could have Megan or Cardi b so once again I'll take what's offered if I must
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