The planned live-action “Wonder Twins” film at HBO Max has been cancelled.
The announcement comes just over a month after it was revealed that KJ Apa and Isabel May would be playing the titular twins in the DC picture. It also comes in the aftermath of the Warner Bros.-Discovery merger and Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s commitment to save the newly merged business $3 billion in costs. The budget for “Wonder Twins” was reportedly $75 million.
To that end, Reporter exclusively learned that Discovery is considering a major restructuring of the DC Entertainment division, as well as the WarnerMedia-owned cable networks TBS and TNT stopping to generate scripted programmes.
The production of “Wonder Twins” was originally reported in February of this year. Warner Bros. had engaged Adam Sztykiel, who previously worked on Dwayne Johnson’s next film “Black Adam,” to develop and direct “Wonder Twins.” The project was to be produced by Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey of Temple Hill. Atlanta was slated to start filming this summer.
“Wonder Twins” features Zan and Jayna, a pair of alien siblings from the planet Exxor who have a pet space monkey named Gleek.
Jayna can shape-shift into animals, while Zan can shape-shift into water structures, as seen in Hanna-1977 Barbera’s animated TV series “All-New Super Friends Hour.” The powers of the super-siblings are triggered by touching rings while saying, “Wonder Twin power, activate!” Following their appearance on episodes of “Teen Titans Go!,” “Smallville,” and “The Flash,” the Wonder Twins appeared in DC comics and were eventually incorporated into the main universe.