In the field of hilarious genetics, it’s been painfully slow development in the science of making Eddie Murphy retroactively share a womb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
It was back in 2011 that Schwarzenegger himself developed the hypothesis that such a feat may be possible. Speaking to ComingSoon, the actor/politician asked a dangerous question to screenwriters, the scientific community, and indeed God himself: How might Murphy end up a third sibling to join Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in a Twins sequel? Medically speaking.
“I would love to do another Twins. As a matter of fact, we’ve been talking about doing one, and it’s called Triplets. I’d find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, ‘How does that happen, medically speaking?’ And, ‘Physically, theres no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it.”
Yet, while Schwarzenegger was able to crack the marketing (“I can see a poster: A billboard with us three. ‘They found another one! Triplets! Only their mother can tell them apart!'”) the “somehow” of explaining it continued to elude him, even as Eddie Murphy readily agreed to subject himself to this terrifying experiment. By the end of 2012, Josh Gad and Ryan Dixon were brought in to attempt a script that would turn genetics on its head—with laughter!—but with Gad’s film career inexplicably taking off, the project has long been in limbo, Murphy’s Schrödinger’s fetus floating helplessly alongside a very muscular fetus and a short, stocky fetus. And after nearly six years without a development, it was beginning to seem that Arnold was right: physically, there’s no way!
But over the weekend… word of a game-changing breakthrough. Talking to a crowd at a SXSW panel, Arnold reportedly revealed that the script has been finished—and he even teased at its landmark medical rationale.
He explained, “Funny thing that happens in the mixing of the sperm.”