LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17:   Arnold Schwarzenegger poses at a photocall for "Terminator: Dark Fate" at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 17, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
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Arnold Schwar-zenegger Explains Why The Twins Sequel Was Scrapped
Despite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito’s efforts to get a sequel to their 1988 hit comedy “Twins” off the ground, the 75-year-old action star confirmed the project is dead.
Schwarzenegger also confirmed it was Jason Reitman — the son of the original film’s director, Ivan Reitman — who nixed the project after his father passed away in 2022.
The actor shared that he, Ivan Reitman, and DeVito wanted to do the project, but “Jason Reitman f***ed it up! Jason Reitman literally stopped the project when his father died.”
“I wanted to do it really badly. [...] We had the financing,” said Schwarzenegger. “When his father passed away, Jason says, ‘I never liked the idea’ and put a hold on it.”
“Twins” was one of Schwarzenegger's biggest hits. Ivan Reitman was set to direct the sequel, tentatively titled “Triplets,” with Tracy Morgan joining the cast as the third brother.
While it’s unknown if the sequel would have been a successful follow-up to a decades-old comedy, it’s clear Schwarzenegger isn’t happy with Reitman’s decision.