Arnold Schwarzenegger on ‘Twins’ sequel ‘Triplets’: ‘Eddie Murphy loves the idea!’

Murphy would join Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in the belated comedy sequel

Arnold Schwarzenegger has given an update on the mooted sequel to Twins.

In the 1988 comedy film, Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito played chalk and cheese characters who discover they are non-identical twins conceived in a botched genetic experiment and separated at birth. While Schwarzenegger’s Julius inherited all the “desirable traits” of the parents, DeVito’s Vincent got saddled with the “genetic trash”.

A belated sequel has been in the works at Universal Pictures since 2012 entitled Triplets, with Eddie Murphy linked to the role of a third brother. Writer-actor Josh Gad was hired to write the screenplay, but said earlier this year (2015) that the project was now “on hold”.

However, Schwarzenegger has now spoken more positively about the prospective sequel in an interview on The Howard Stern Show. “Now we are talking about a sequel, where we find out at the funeral of our mother, when we read the will, that there’s three of us,” the actor explained. “Eddie Murphy loves the idea. Danny DeVito and I had lunch with Eddie Murphy over at my house, and talked about the thing, and we were laughing and laughing the whole meal through because it was such a funny idea.”

Continuing, Schwarzenegger described the idea as “hilarious” and confirmed that Triplets has a script which is now being “fine-tuned”.