In the guise of rejection, the Wonder Twins’ powers
The DC Universe has finally regained its feet after a rocky few years. There’s been a lot to look forwards to recently, with the long-awaited debut of the SynderCut and the critically praised The Batman. It’s also worth noting that DC has an impressive lineup of films in the works, such as Black Adam, Shazam!, Batgirl, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom!
A planned HBO Max film starring The Wonder Twins has apparently been cancelled, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, the famed superhero mansion isn’t without its challenges. According to industry sources, DC’s $75 million budget was deemed excessive for a movie of this scope. DC has not acknowledged these claims. Instead of reevaluating and retooling, Warner Bros., the parent company of DC, appears to have decided to completely kill the project.
Adam Sztykiel, who is co-writing the next DC film Black Adam, was supposed to write and direct the Wonder Twins movie. The titular siblings will be played by Kj Apa and Isabel May. Although a director and two actors have been cast, the film’s pre-production has been halted for the time being due to a lack of funds.
Who are the Wonder Twins??
It is possible that you have never heard of the Wonder Twins because they were not introduced in the pages of a DC comic book. All-New Super Friends Hour, which aired in 1977, was where they made their debut.
Zan and Jayna, the Wonder Twins, hail from the planet Exxor, where they are known for their purple and gold costumes. Zan can transform into water, but Jayna can transform into whatever animal she wants, which is a far superior power to Zan’s ability to transform into water. A live-action film might have looked a little silly if the Wonder Town capabilities were activated by the two characters by bumping fists.
It should be noted that during the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, our heroes were joined by a blue monkey named Gleek. Smallville and The Lego Batman Movie have also included the twins in a few other DC productions, including an episode of Smallville.
Zan and Jayna may be long overdue for their day in the limelight, but DC fans may have to wait for a lot longer before they get the opportunity.
HBO Max has lost out on a potentially significant piece of material because of the cancellation of The Wonder Twins movie. And this isn’t the first time that the streaming service has missed out on the exclusive release of a DC Films title.. There was once a plan to release the next Blue Beetle movie on HBO Max, but it has since been moved to a full theatrical release.