Twins Sequel Triplets Will Go Ahead With This Actor Replacing Eddie Murphy

More than 33 years after comedy Twins was a huge box office hit, the gang are getting back together – with an unexpected new addition.


It has been announced that the long in-development Twins sequel Triplets is finally getting off the ground, with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito reprising the roles of mismatched siblings Jules and Vincent Benedict.

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Readers may recall that the original Twins posited that the hulking Jules and the diminutive Vincent were twins born as a result of a genetic experiment, then raised separately unaware of one another’s existence.

In Triplets, the big twist will be that there was in fact a third sibling that they didn’t know about – and this role will be taken by comedy star Tracy Morgan.

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Triplets has been in development hell for many years, and for a long time Morgan’s role was intended to be taken by Eddie Murphy.

As much as this is a great career move for Morgan (who recently co-starred with Murphy in Coming 2 America), we can’t help feeling a bit bad for him, as he’s only 52 years old – 22 years younger than Schwarzenegger, and 24 years younger than DeVito!

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The Twins sequel will also see the return of original director Ivan Reitman, who told Deadline, “I haven’t directed in a couple years, but Arnold kept saying, ‘c’mon, we had such a great time.’”

After Twins, Reitman reunited with Schwarzenegger on Kindergarten Cop, and with both Schwarzenegger and DeVito on Junior.

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Triplets is set to start filming in January 2022 in Boston; no release date has been set at present.