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‘Riverdale’s’ KJ Apa and Isabel May cast in DC’s ‘Wonder Twins’ movie

By Kara Santos Published Apr 18, 2022 3:30 pm

Riverdale’s KJ Apa and 1883’s Isabel May will co-star in the upcoming Wonder Twins movie which will be a part of the DC Extended Universe, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The live-action Wonder Twins movie, which is being developed for HBO Max, follows the adventures of two shape-shifting alien siblings named Zan and Jayna.

The extraterrestrial siblings from the planet Exxor have the ability to activate their superpowers by touching hands and saying the phrase "Wonder Twin powers, activate!" 

Jayna can transform into an animal, while Zan can transfuse himself into various forms of water in any state. The siblings also have a space monkey sidekick, Gleek, who assists in their crime-fighting activities.

The characters were first introduced in the 1970s Hanna-Barbera animated television series The All-New Super Friends Hour and appeared in The World’s Greatest Super Friends, Super Friends and Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show.

The Wonder Twins also made cameos in other shows of the DC universe over the years, including several aimed for teens and younger audiences like Smallville, Teen Titans Go! and The Flash. 

KJ Apa is well known for playing Archie Andrews on the CW/WBTV series Riverdale. His feature credits include the movies Songbird, The Hate U Give, A Dog’s Purpose and I Still Believe.

Isabel May plays Elsa Dutton on Paramount Plus’ Yellowstone prequel series, 1883. She also starred in the Netflix series Alexa & Katie and Young Sheldon.

Black Adam and Rampage co-writer Adam Sztykiel wrote the script and will be making his directorial debut on the film. Production is set to begin this summer in Atlanta.

The Wonder Twins isn't the only DC movie bound for HBO Max. Batgirl, starring In the Heights' Leslie Grace in the title role, is expected to launch on the streaming service later this year.