The cast was in place, the production dates were set, but now DC Film’s ‘Wonder Twins’ movie has been cancelled.
The film was designed to bring new subscribers to HBO Max but the leadership of the newly formed Warner. Discovery decided the $75 million price tag was too steep for a niche project. There is also a new mandate that DC films are to valuable not to be released theatrically.
‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa and ‘1883’ actress Isabel May had signed on to star with Adam Sztykiel due to direct from his own script.
Of the two other DC films that had been given the greenlight for HBO Max, ‘Blue Beetle’ has already been moved to a theatrical release and it has been heavily rumoured that ‘Batgirl’ will follow suit.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter