See Dua Lipa In Costume As DC’s Zatanna

Rumors are flying that pop star Dua Lipa will be playing DC's most powerful magician Zatanna in a film and we have some glimpses.

By Douglas Helm | Published

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Hype is building from the recent rumors of pop star Dua Lipa being cast as the DC sorceress Zatanna. With casting rumors and hype, there is always bound to be fan art not far behind. Some social media users have already whipped up some mock concepts of what the singer could look like in the role. Check out some of the posts below:

The first post is a more realistic take on what Dua Lipa could actually look like in the role while the second post uses a cool classic comic book style to portray the character with Dua Lipa’s features. Dua Lipa’s casting would be the latest development in the movie, which is slowly moving forward. Emerald Fennell is currently the most significant confirmed element of the Zatanna movie. Emerald Fennell is best known for her work on Promising Young Woman, which was a fresh thriller with engaging social commentary. Choosing Fennell to write the woman-led Zatanna film seems like a slam dunk.

If you’re unfamiliar with one of DC’s most powerful sorceresses, Zatanna is a character that has been around since way back in 1964. As the daughter of magicians Giovanni Zatara and Sindella, she learned she had significant powers of her own. Zatanna casts incantations by speaking backward, and her feats in the comic books are on par with some of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe. Zatanna has also been a member of the Justice League, so it’s entirely possible we could see her team up with some of the big stars of the current DC Universe. Dua Lipa seems like the perfect fit to go up against the DC big bads alongside these heavy-hitters.

While Zatanna is definitely a fan favorite from DC comics and other DC features, Dua Lipa is a full-on international superstar. The pop songstress has been tearing up the charts ever since releasing her album Future Nostalgia. Commercially and critically, Dua Lipa has been making significant waves in the music industry. In 2021, she was nominated for six Grammy Awards and ended up taking home one of them for Best Pop Vocal Album. Though the singer has slowed down a bit since her hot year in 2021, she still released a music video and song with Megan Thee Stallion called “Sweetest Pie.” She also collaborated with Young Thug and Calvin Harris for “Potion,” the lead single for Calvin Harris’s upcoming album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2.

A huge starring role in a DC movie like Zatanna could definitely help to kick off Dua Lipa’s acting career. She’s already taken over the pop airwaves, so Hollywood definitely seems like a good next step. For now, we’ll have to wait and see if these rumors come to fruition, but it definitely seems like a good fit. Until then, DC will keep us busy with other upcoming projects such as the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam in October and Shazam!: Fury of the Gods in December. You can also see the most recent DC film, DC League of Super Pets in theaters next weekend.