Earlier today it was confirmed that The Wonder Twins The film, which was just announced for only three months, has been officially canceled on HBO Max. According to reports, the film was the reason for the incorporation of WB-Discovery, and was the result of the desire of the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, David Zaslav, has put a cap on the cost of original films for the streaming service. Apparently Zaslav wanted movies for HBO Max with a maximum budget of $35 million, which he wasn’t The Wonder Twins It is said that he exceeded forty million. The response to the movie’s cancellation wasn’t entirely surprising from DC fans but the amount of money that was said to be spent on the movie certainly was.
Riverdale’s KJ Apa and Isabel May were cast in 1883 in the lead roles of Zan and Jayna just over a month ago with director Adam Sztykiel set to be behind the camera. In an interview Mai gave right after the part was booked, and literally days before it was canceled, she expressed her enthusiasm for the role and offered the tune they were aiming for, saying Tell Playlist‘s Podcast worth watching: “I like getting to know certain characters, so I read everything [of the comics]. I know they’re kind of funny, sort of, but the fun thing about it is that you can kind of go anywhere with it. So I read all the comic books in it and even watched the show [‘Super Friends’]Not that, okay? It’s a different era, and we’re doing something kind of different… I guess I can’t really say anything, but I think so. [the approach] It’s really unique and fun.”
Although the movie fell by the wayside, some DC fans don’t believe it was considered anyway, while others are disappointed that the movie didn’t just make it a theatrical release. See the chain reaction to the news below.
So the Wonder Twins got canceled because they thought the budget was too high for HBO Max😭💀
– Closed (JonnsChocos) May 18 2022
$75 million?! what?! Look, I love the Wonder Twins as much as the next dude but 75 million seems like a lot for their own series. And this is about a team of brother and sister who can shape change
This is not NASA personnel. Don’t go too expensive https://t.co/fpwASHIVfG
– Lazy Universe (@TheLazyOtaku2) May 18 2022
They will never do this
It took them several decades to make a Flash movie, and they only managed to get this movie going because they put Batman in it twice.
They were never going to make this Wonder Twins movie ever. https://t.co/9Ez9pfX3g7
– Mike Christensen (@SupergeekMike) (@supergeekmike) May 18 2022
It has to be a low budget comedy
If Warner Bros. made the Wonder Twins, it would have to be a low-budget comedy where they initially lose their steam and spend the film figuring out who they are without them, then get them back just before the credits. They don’t need more than $35 million for that. Just a good script. https://t.co/xyb8NaLKYi
– Jay Justice♿️🇯🇲🏳️ 🌈 (thatjayjustice) May 18 2022
I do not believe that
I can’t believe someone on HBO Max got as close to making the $75 million Wonder Twins movie before it shut down two months before production. How big a fan base did they think they were working with to throw that kind of money at Wonder Twins? pic.twitter.com/L7wdGIvozI
– 𝓓𝖔𝖈𝖙𝖔𝖗 𝓦𝖔𝖑𝖋𝖚𝖑𝖆 (DoctorWolfula) May 18 2022
I burst out laughing
… for a twin wonder movie?
Is this an evil sponge budget?
– Strange Olbadger Jankovic (@badgertastical) May 19, 2022