Z is a 2018 American Supernatural Superhero Action film written by Crystal Liu and Katie Dippold, directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan starring Shelley Hennig, Rinko Kukicho, Sarah Paulson, Nanako Matsushimo, Zac Efron, Zoey Deutch, Alfie Allen, Aneurin Barnard, Brad Pitt, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen and Jurnee Smollet-Bell.
The film is the fifth instalment of the DC Extended Universe that began with Zack Snyder's Man of Steel in 2013. Z chronicles the magic casting superheroine Zatanna Zatarra prior to her allegience in the 2019 Justice League II: Legion of Doom and her origin story.
The film was released theatrically and in IMAX select theatres on January 23rd, 2018 prior to the fifth succeeding DCU instalment Aquaman.
The film was a box office success and was met with mostly positive reception from critics and adoration from audiences.
Female magician Zatanna Zatara struggles to run her inherited magic act from her recently deceased father, after falling in with a young mysterious small time assistant and rival female magician, Zatanna discovers she has inherited more than just a magic act, but rather actual magic itself, and the enemies that come with it. Tutelage comes in the form of a flight enhanced individual and his equally empowered partner blessed with abilities by the pharoahs of Egypt, however an antagonist followed by a legacy of evil descends upon Zatarra's fictional turn a trick home of Volt City.
- Shelley Hennig as Zatanna Zatara
- Rinko Kikuchi as Suki Hoshi
- Sarah Paulson as Lady Antellion
- Zac Efron as Mitchell Mathers Jr.
- Zoey Deutch as Lucia Carmine/Lucia Zatara
- Aneurin Barnard as Carter Hall/Hawkman
- Brad Pitt as Avanio Brewster Buckerington
- Bill Pullman as Giovanni Zatara
- Mary Steenburgen as Magdalene Zatara
- Alfie Allen as Dr. Arthur Light/Dr. Light
- Nanako Matsushimo as Dr. Kimiyo Hoshi/Dr. Light
- Jurnee Smollet-Bell as Shiera Sanders/Hawkgirl
- Griffin Gluck as Timothy Young
- Robert De Niro as Mitchell Mathers Sr.
- Barbara Bouchet as Laura Mathers