As rumors continue to swirl around a possible live-action Zatanna movie or series, the fan wish list as to whom they’d like to see star as the magician also continues to grow. Number one on that list is Emilia Clarke, who has famously played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, and we have fan art to prove it.
The first one comes from the Facebook page Mother of Jonerys. She has Emilia Clarke drawn up and decked out as Zatanna Zatara, casually sitting in a magician’s ring. The look is old-school Zatanna but one we could easily see Clarke pulling off.
For those of you who are familiar with Emilia Clarke but unfamiliar with Zatanna, she was introduced to DC way back in 1964 in the issue Hawkman #4. Zatanna is the daughter of famed magician Giovanni “John” Zatara, who appeared as a superhero in earlier DC comics during the Golden Age of Comics. Before Zatanna comes to realize that she is a true magician, she is making her living as a stage illusionist. Her true powers come to the fore when she begins to investigate the disappearance of her father.
Since her introduction to the DC World, Zatanna has enjoyed many a story. She also has been known to have a few relationships during her time, most notably with John Constantine. She has also been linked to Barry Allen (the Flash), Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson (Robin), and Doctor Thirteen. So, if rumors are to be true (and you can check out the tweet of a graphic from the AT&T Investors Day Presentation) then plans are well underway to make some form of Zatanna happen.
The hype, though, is real and it isn’t only Mother of Jonerys who is excited or has the talent to show their excitement. Here is an Instagram photo of Emilia Clarke as Zatanna from g_reenzo that perfectly captures Clarke in action.
And then there is another Instagram picture from ryans.reviews that is another amazing rendition of Emilia Clarke as Zatanna.
So, while fans have been outspoken as to whom they’d love to see wield Zatanna’s magic, would Emilia Clarke actually be up for the role? She is the frontrunner, but how willing would Clarke be in taking on a character that could potentially lock herself into another long-running series. The 34-year-old actress did just spend 8 years on the hit series Game of Thrones, so her willingness to commit is surely a big question mark.
The character of Zatanna is no stranger to live-action. She appeared in the hit series Smallville and was portrayed by Serinda Swan in a recurring role for the series’s final three seasons. Emilia Clarke, though, isn’t the only name being tossed around as the possible Zatanna. Others include Ana De Armas, Christian Serratos, Lacey Chabert, Jameela Jamil, and Tatiana Maslany. While any of those actresses could fit the bill, Emilia Clarke is most preferred. Fanart says so, fandom says so, now let’s see what HBO Max’s parent company Warner Bros. has to say about it.