According to a new report, the Wonder Twins movie has been canceled at Warner Bros. Discovery as the company looks to pivot strategies.
It seems that newly-minted Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is wasting no time in changing up some plans for films. First reported in February, the Wonder Twins film appears to be dead. As recently as mid-April the film was being cast, but the decision appears to have been made recently.
In a new profile on Zaslav in the Wall Street Journal, sources said that Warner Bros. Discovery is moving away from a streaming focus to more theatrical releases. He is supposedly looking to increase the annual theatrical slate to between 20 and 25 films. For comparison, the studio released 17 films in 2021.
As to Wonder Twins, he reportedly deemed the $75 million budget to be too high and that its return was too limited for a streaming-only release. The studio is said to be finding that films perform better on streaming following a theatrical release. With the new 45-day home release window now in place, we can expect to see more films going to the local cinema first.
It has been rumored for some time now that Batgirl is no longer an HBO Max release, and this certainly seems to back up those reports. While we suspect Blue Beetle is probably safe despite not yet filming, anything else not yet in production should be considered as being reevaluated.