Sad news for Wonder Twins fans – HBO Max might not be moving ahead with The Wonder Twins movie now. All the way back in February, it was revealed that director Adam Sztykiel has been tapped by Warner Bros. to helm a live-action film for HBO Max, which will be based on The Wonder Twins.
Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen (Temple Hill) were signed to produce the project, and it was recently announced that Riverdale’s KJ Apa and 1883’s Isabel May will star as the titular sibling superheroes.
Bad News For All The Wonder Twins Fans
As per That Hashtag Show, a brand new update on the film brings some bad news for fans and everyone involved. Cast members and crew were also reportedly informed that the project has now been shelved with no reason given behind its cancellation. Warner Bros. had planned that the shooting will kickstart in Atlanta in July, however, the news of cancelation has arrived as the filmmakers were still in the process of deciding the film’s cast. The recent merger between Warner Bros./Discovery is cited as a probable reason for its cancelation but we do not have any confirmation yet.
Originally introduced in the series The All-New Super Friends Hour, The Wonder Twins later made their way to the pages of DC Comics. Zan and Jayna are twin siblings from another planet, having powers that get activated when the duo fist bumps and utter, “Wonder Twin powers, activate!” Jayna has the ability to transform into animals while Zan takes on various forms of water. The two are also accompanied by a pet monkey known as Gleek, who helps them facilitate their powers when they’re away from each other. While there seems enough creative potential for a live-action adaptation, perhaps it wasn’t meant to be after all.
The DC Movie Was Set to Stream on HBO Max
Warner Bros. has been invested in working on a selection of films and series which will be released on HBO Max exclusively, separate from their release in theaters. After The Batman’s release, there are two more DC spinoff shows underway, one around Colin Farrell’s Penguin and the other will be set in the Arkham Asylum. DCEU will also expand with films like Batgirl, which is slated to release on HBO Max. While The Wonder Twins has been canceled, we do not have any word on any big changes about Warner Bros.’ other superhero projects yet.
While we don’t know if we’ll ever see the live-action Wonder Twins in the DCEU, for now, it looks like their solo film has been placed on the shelf.