In the field of hilarious genetics, there’s been painfully slow development in the science of making an aging black comedian retroactively share a womb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a sequel to 1988’s Twins.
It was way back in 2011 that Schwarzenegger himself developed the hypothesis that such a feat may be possible. Speaking to ComingSoon, the actor/politician asking a dangerous question to screenwriters, the scientific community, and indeed God itself: How might a third sibling 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, there’s no way!’ Then, somehow, we would explain it.“
“I can see a poster; a billboard with us three. ‘They found another one!’ ‘Triplets!’ ‘Only their mother can tell them apart!’ I would do that in two seconds, because that’s real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and you’re home free.“Arnold Schwarzenegger to ComingSoon
It’s taken a full decade, but it seems he’s at last found a way to, somehow, explain it.
Deadline brings word that after a ten-year medical journey, the science of Triplets has been worked out, and a sequel is finally set to start production in January. Schwarzenegger and DeVito are signed on to star, and original producer-director Ivan Reitman is likewise returning in both roles.
While Schwarzenegger’s original idea of having “Eddie Murphy or someone” once panned out to Eddie Murphy actually being attached as the third lead, now it’s going to be “or someone.” But a very good fill-in someone!
It’s said Tracy Morgan is now set to join the film as the third, increasingly-unlikely sibling born of an experiment. Morgan, more than 20 years the junior (pun not intended) of both Schwarzenegger and DeVito, will presumably be forced to say “black don’t crack” before carrying on with this latest terrible experiment in making a far-lesser cinematic brother to an ’80s icon.