Wonder Twins: revealed the protagonists of the new DC movie for HBO Max

Wonder Twins: revealed the protagonists of the new DC movie for HBO Max

Wonder Twins

Thanks to the announcement of the American portal Deadline, the protagonists of Wonder Twins have finally been revealed, a new film based on the well-known characters of the DC comics and in production exclusively for HBO Max.

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KJ Apa and Isabel May, young actors known for their respective roles in Riverdale and 1883, will play the role of Zan and Jayna, two alien twins with shapeshifting abilities. Twins first appeared in 1977 in the Hanna-Barbera animated series as a companion to the heroes of the Justice League before being included in the comic continuity and being incorporated into the DC universe.

In 2019, moreover, the Wonder Twins starred in a comic miniseries by Mark Russell, Stephen Bryne and Dave Sharpe.

Wonder Twins will be written and directed by Adam Sztykiel, who also worked on Black Adam. At the moment, a release date has not yet been announced. We remind you that on HBO Max will also arrive the film about Batgirl, played by Leslie Grace, flanked by Michael Keaton's Batman.

We'll see how Wonder Twins will be part of the new cinematic world of DC: one One of the points that emerged from the recent merger between Warner Bros and Discovery is to create a more cohesive universe that can amalgamate movies and TV series. Filming for Wonder Twins will take place this summer in Atlanta.

HBO Max Wonder Twins Series Activates Its Stars with Riverdale's KJ Apa and 1883's Isabel May

HBO Max has cast Riverdale's KJ Apa and 1883's Isabel May as Zan and Jayna, respectively, in the upcoming live-action DC comedy The Wonder Twins.

As reported by Deadline, Apa and May will play alien siblings from the planet Exxor. In the past, Zan was a shapeshifter and Jayna was able to take the forms of various animals.

KJ Apa in Riverdale and Isabel May in 1883

KJ Apa in Riverdale and Isabel May in 1883

They made their debut on The All-New Super Friends Hour, and would continue on to appear in The World’s Greatest Super Friends, Super Friends, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, Smallville, Teen Titans Go!, and The Flash.

The siblings were informally trained by other DC superheroes and a comic from 1977 by E. Nelson Bridwell and artist Ramona Fradon revealed they were 'orphaned during a plague and adopted by the alien Exorians.'

They would continue their journey by heading to Earth after they discover Grax is bent on destroying it. Zan and Jayna's goal was to warn the Justice League and they eventually make a life among humans as Swedish exchange students who attend Gotham City High School. Oh, and they also travel with a space-monkey sidekick named Gleek.

Black Adam and Rampage co-writer Adam Sztykiel is writing and directing The Wonder Twins, and production is set to begin this summer in Atlanta.

Alongside Riverdale, Apa has starred in Songbird, The Hate U Give, A Dog's Purpose, and I Still Believe. May has also starred in Alexa & Kate and Young Sheldon.

If you want to learn more about The Wonder Twins, be sure to check out the reboot comic that was released in 2019. In our review, we said, 'This series retains the campy charm of these two teen heroes while sprucing them up for a contemporary audience. This first issue manages to be both sweetly innocent and self-aware at the same time.'

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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