Live-Action ‘Wonder Twins’ Movie Is Officially Dead

Wonder Twins powers, DEACTIVATE!!  Well, after rumors surfaced that Warner Bros. Discovery had axed the HBO Max film on the DC Comics’ super-powered siblings, it’s now been confirmed by WSJ and Variety.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s new CEO CEO David Zaslav has a different strategy than his predecessor, which was to release mid-budgeted DC Comics films exclusively to HBO Max to help boost the streamer. Zaslav doesn’t like that idea, but also felt the Wonder Twins movie’s $75M budget was too much for a streaming exclusive.

Zaslav reportedly wants to instead focus on theatrical output, increasing the number of released films to 20-25, up from 17 a year ago. One final thing, it seems that theatrical movies released onto HBO Max get more views than films made exclusively for streaming.

So basically, don’t count on getting very many DCEU movies solely for HBO Max. Not anymore. But there could be a lot more on the big screen because that’s where the money’s at.

Wonder Twins would’ve starred KJ Apa and Isabel May, with Adam Sztykiel (SCOOB!) directing. Who knows? Maybe the project will find new life on the big screen later down the line.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.