The Wonder Twins
The Wonder Twins had just a few weeks of life in the headlines before it was unceremoniously cancelled by Warner Bros. It was to star Riverdale‘s KJ Apa and Yellowstone‘s Isabel May as the titular DC heroes and stream on HBO Max, but it was the first major casualty of the Warner Bros./Discovery merger.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav reportedly preferred the budget of HBO Max movies to stay under $35 million, and with The Wonder Twins‘ $75 million budget, he didn’t see the value in it. He also reportedly preferred for DC movies to remain theatrical releases. And yes, it’s clear that both of these factors also played into Batgirl‘s cancellation.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
One of the most unexpected cancellations of 2022, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was one of the original Arrowverse shows in existence – a franchise that The CW built over a decade. That should have been more than enough to earn it a final adventure before it bowed out, but even though The CW wanted to renew it, Warner Bros. reportedly didn’t want to pay the lease on the studio space any longer, leaving them with no other choice but to prematurely end it.
Legends became something of a cult classic the longer it went on, with its bonkers and outlandish storylines resonating with fans. The most disrespectful part of its cancellation is that it ends on a huge cliffhanger – and it goes without saying that, after seven seasons of pure entertainment, Legends of Tomorrow deserved so much better.