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Here’s the story behind that ‘Wonder Twins’ movie poster

wonder twinsWhen a poster arrived in November at Midtown Comics promoting a Wonder Twins movie, with celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher in the title roles, many thought it was clever viral marketing for a planned Entourage movie or a strange hoax. That, or a cruel twist of fate (Super Friends alums Zan and Jayna were going to make the leap to the big screen before Wonder Woman?).

It was a hoax all right, as Marc Tyler Nobleman discovered — one orchestrated by The BatPodcast host Pat Evans, who told the author of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman that, “with the spate of superhero movies being released, I think it was just me thinking it would be fun to do a spoof version of one.”

“I thought, ‘What would be the most preposterous superhero movie you could make?’ Naturally, the Wonder Twins sprang to mind,” he explained. “They were perfect, because it was just unbelievable enough a concept that it could be true, if that makes sense. ‘So crazy it might work’ kind of logic. And Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher were kind of the clincher because they are in the media a lot now as a real-life couple. So it added that extra layer of ‘huh?’”

Evans, who occasionally takes on graphic-design projects, said he’d originally hoped to have the posters finished in time for Comic-Con International, but instead settled for Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, held Nov. 1-3 in Los Angeles. He left a few them lying around the exhibition space, but when the prank didn’t take off there, he resorted to mailing posters to prominent comic stores in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

“I figured they’d pretty quickly know it was fake but maybe think it was funny and put it in their windows as a joke,” Evans told Nobleman. “I forgot about the magic of Twitter.”

There’s much more on Nobleman’s blog.

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Imagine if you could get them both to sign a copy of the poster…it would probably be worth a little bit.

Yes, but they did make an appearance on Smallville, the Wonder Twins, that is.

In one way…what would be the problem with a Wonder Twins movie if it’s done the way it should be…a total spoof. Two naive and young heroes set into the here and now. It would be like the Brady Bunch Movie except with Jayna and Zan. Kind of bad to say but in some ways they have had as much public exposure as Wonder Woman in the pop culture world. They were parodied on Attack of the Show back in the day, made a questionable appearance on the Justice League cartoon and they even made an appearance on the Teen Titans Go cartoon. Take away the exposure Wonder Woman gets in the comics and what do you have really?

i would love a wonder twins movie. just make them alien sibling with like weird purple alienish suits that can turn into different things. my vision of this could be in the man of steel universe

I’d see it in a cold second. They are appealing characters. You could make it fast and cheap, and you expect it to be a spoof going in. Sounds like a lot of fun.

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