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Ivan Reitman, who helmed the original, is back as director and disclosed how the premise for the sequel first began with Eddie Murphy.
“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 the outlet. “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."
With Murphy's schedule making participation in the film impossible, Reitman knew they had to get Morgan involved.
"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," he added. "I thought he would make a terrific triplet, and we rewrote the whole script for him."
Released in 1988, "Twins" centered on the relationship between Julius (Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (DeVito) Benedict, twin brothers separated at birth who reunite following their 35th birthday.
While a premiere date has not been announced, "Triplets" is set to begin filming in Boston in January 2022.
If the sequel works, "Quadruplets" could arrive in the future.
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