Seems Twins is now set to become Triplets, after it was confirmed Eddie Murphy would join the reboot for real, after years of rumours – by none other than original cast member Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He and Danny DeVito will also reprise their roles in the comeback, as Arnold confirmed the script was finalised during a panel at South by Southwest this week.
He also probably added something like, ‘I’ll be back’.
Deadline reported Arnold confirmed the news as he added: ‘Funny thing that happens in the mixing of the sperm.’
Anyway, the original flick was released in 1988 and starred both Arnold and Danny as a pair of siblings (twins, even) who reunited after they were separated at birth.
Obviously it was a comedy, seeing as Arnold is a massive Austrian body builder, and Danny is a very, very short American, balding man.
Still, it became a cult classic and now it seems the studios want to cash in on its popularity all these years later after it grossed $216 million (£ 153 million) worldwide, with the two ‘twins’ taking 20% of the box office instead of their usual salaries which earned them big, big bucks.
Back in 2012 Arnold confirmed at Comic Con that the wheels were already in motion for a sequel, and Danny added he hoped the sequel would have been filmed as far back as 2013, as pundits predicted original director Ivan Reitman would jump into the passenger’s seat as producer.
Instead it’s spent six years in development and enjoyed a bit of a back and forth – but now perhaps it’s full steam ahead.
During his panel, Arnold also commened on the #MeToo movement in the wake of groping accusations while he was running for Governor.
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He said: ‘I think it’s fantastic. I think women have been used and abused and treated horribly for too long. I think all the elements have come together to create this movement which puts a spotlight on the issue and I hope people learn from that.’
He added the charges were ‘politically motivated’ but added he ‘made a mistake’ and ‘has to apologise’ for that.