The movie will come exclusively for HBO Max
Classic DC characters, the Wonder Twins are next in line to get the second live-action treatment! In a new article by Deadline, it was announced that Riverdale star KJ Apa and 1883 star Isabel May will play as the titular characters.
The project was announced in February, with Adam Sztykiel as the writer and director. Szytkiel also wrote Black Adam. Read to find out more about the characters.
About The Wonder Twins
The characters were created by Norman Maurer, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and made their debut in The World’s Greatest Super Friends in 1977. Zan and Jayna, the twins, are an extraterrestrial brother-sister duo. They can activate their powers by bumping fists and saying, “Wonder Twin powers, activate!” Zan’s ability is to become water in any state, while Jayna can become any animal she pleases. They are accompanied by their pet monkey Gleek. Gleek wears glasses and usually assists them in serving justice.
The two have appeared in The CW’s Smallville, and recently came on Teen Titans Go! They were also teased on the Arrowverse crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths. As for comics, the twins further received their own 12-issue limited series in 2019 by Mark Russell, Dave Sharpe, and Stephen Byrne.
KJ Apa and Isabel May’s Roles
Apa is a household name thanks to his role of Archie Andrews in The CW’s Riverdale. He has went on to act in movies like A Dog’s Purpose, The Hate U Give, I Still Believe, and Songbird. Meanwhile, May is now a known name thanks to her role of Elsa Dutton on Paramount+’s Yellowstone prequel series 1883. She has also appeared in Young Sheldon and Alexa & Katie.