Danny DeVito Gives an Update on “Twins” Sequel

Danny De Vito, and Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins" (1988). Photo by Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5882501b)

The 1988’s buddy comedy Twins, which starred Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger as twins separated at birth, wasn’t a huge hit with the critics upon its release. Still, that didn’t matter much since the movie ended up being a commercial success and left the audience asking for more.

In recent years, a Twins sequel seemed like a real possibility, but there hasn’t been any news about the project for some time. DeVito, however, recently decided to offer some clarity on this while promoting his latest movie Dumbo and gave fans an optimistic update. 

“Everybody would be up for it. The main thing is you have to have a screenplay. We’re looking. We’re figuring it out,” De Vito said.

Back in 2012, Universal announced that Twins sequel titled Triplets was in development and that Eddie Murphy was attached to play the third brother. DeVito says that this remains one of the options.

“I mean one of the ideas that was floated around was Eddie Murphy,” the 74-year-old actor added. “So it would be Arnold and Eddie and I. He’s a fun guy. We’re talking about doing Triplets. If you remember Twins there was a cocktail, we mixed it together, and then you wound up with these two gene pools, Arnold and I. It was a strange little movie. We figured you could probably have another portion of that cocktail turn into somebody else.”

Twins was directed by Ivan Reitman and told the story about Julius (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito), two twins who were separated at birth. Julius ended up being raised by a scientist and grew up to be intelligent and humble, but also very naïve when it comes to behaving in the real world. Vincent, on the other side, grew up in Los Angeles as a street hustler. When Julius finds out he has a mother and a brother, he decides to look for them.