For years, the idea has been thrown around that Eddie Murphy would be joining Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito for a sequel to their 80’s comedy, Twins. The sequel was, fittingly, to be titled Triplets. It was to follow the already unlikely sibling pairing of Julian (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) finding out they have a third brother. However, it’s been nearly a decade since we heard anything and we figured it’s long been dead.
Yesterday, however, we learned that the project is still very much alive, and is going forward with Tracy Morgan in Murphy’s place. Ivan Reitman will be coming back to direct, with filming starting in January of 2022.
“Twins was quite successful, and some years after, this whole thing started with Arnold meeting Eddie Murphy, and the suggestion came from one of them,” Reitman told Deadline. “It was, ‘I should be a triplet, that could be a very funny comedy.’ We started a script with Eddie, and after the success he had with Amazon Prime on Coming 2 America, he got himself booked up heavily. And we knew we were going to make it at the beginning of next year. I’d been good friends with Tracy Morgan for a long time and always thought he was one of the funniest men in the world. I thought he would make a terrific triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him. Now, we’ll go out and try and put the money together and get it made.”
Reitman even shared the film’s plot. “Secretly, there was a third baby born, a Black baby, who hasn’t been in touch with his siblings,” Reitman shared. “They don’t know each other and very early in the movie they meet and it’s how they achieve a bond together after all these years. It’s really a film about family and, no matter how different we all are, we have to learn to get along. These guys have great chemistry together, and you can see that in the reel, and how much energy they bring out in each other.”