Update: The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the movie was canceled because the budget of $75 million was deemed too high.
EXCLUSIVE: The Wonder Twins movie at DC and Warner Bros-Discovery has been canceled before production starts. That Hashtag Show has received exclusive details from production that the film will not be happening. We’ve been told the crew received word this week that the film was scrapped. It was announced earlier this year with director Adam Sztykiel on board to write and direct. KJ Apa and Isabel May were set to play Zan and Jayna in the film.
The property hasn’t seen a live-action adaptation in movies but has plenty of cartoon and animated appearances over the years. It was set to start production in Atlanta, GA on July 5th, 2022. The film was casting for a variety of characters including the villains of the film, but now that appears to have changed. There’s no word on why the film has been canceled, but the Warner Bros-Discovery merger has dampened and changed a lot of the plans that were in place before the merger.
This is an incredibly surprising decision, especially since the movie was just announced and about to go into production. It is really unfortunate for the hard work that pre-production has put into the film.
DC still has plenty of films scheduled like The Flash, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Batgirl, and more.
We’ll keep you updated as this story develops and the reasons why for the cancelation come to light.
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