Raise your hand if you’re really excited about this idea of a sequel to Twins called Triplets in which Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito discover they have a third brother in Eddie Murphy. Ha! Fooled you! This is the Internet and I can’t see your goddamn hands!
Much as I love Arnold, especially old Arnold, I’m not so into this movie idea - though the raw ludicrousness of the concept it probably more appealing than I’d like to admit. Now it sounds like Universal might share my feelings.
In an AMA, Triplets co-writer Josh Gad spilled a bit on the film’s current status along with some details regarding his script. When asked:
Hi Josh, 1. How's your script coming along for "Twins 2: Triplets" (Arnold and Devito)? Does Universal Pictures still want to do this film right after Conan? 2. How has the lives changed for the Twins brothers (Julius & Vincent) 20 something years later? 3. Would you like to give yourself a role in Twins 2: Triplets? Perhaps as Arnold or Devito's son?
He thoroughly answered:
1) Uh, you know... the script is actually done. Everybody agrees that it's great. We wound up doing 2 drafts. Universal, I think, hit the pause button temporarily for whatever reason - internally I think they are trying to figure out if they want to do a sequel or not. I would say if there's an outpouring of affection, that may move the needle, but I think it's on hold right now. But everybody read the script and loved it, so I hope it sees the light of day at some point. It's there and in great shape.
2) Well, the lives have changed in that the two of them find themselves at a major crossroads where they've sort of grown apart over the years and what winds up bringing them together is a 3rd brother they never knew they had who could potentially be played by Eddie Murphy...
3) The answer to that is: most likely not, just because I wrote the film as a fan of the original movie TWINS. It was never written for me to be in it. Having said that, there is currently a role in the movie where Arnold has a son that looks like Danny, and Danny has a son that looks like Arnold. That could be fun, but as of right now, I have no intention of being a part of it.
So there you go. Universal isn’t sure if this movie is a good idea or not and might actually let that logic guide them. If all of us raise a stink about it, Josh Gad thinks they could change their mind. So if that’s what your heart tells you to do, go for it. I’m going to sit here and leave well enough alone. On the other hand, Arnold having a kid that looks like Danny Devito and Danny Devito having a kid that looks like Arnold is comedy gold!