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Arnold Schwarzenegger talks upcoming 'Twins' sequel 'Triplets' in secret interview from last year

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Last week, it came out that Danny DeVito and our former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger are doing a sequel to their movie "Twins," and that the sequel will be called "Triplets." Super creative, I know. Never heard of "Twins"? Well, that might mean you're 24 years old or under, because it came out 24 years ago in December of 1988.

Who's the triplet in the title? Why, their long-lost brother played by Eddie Murphy of course. As Schwarzenegger explained to ComingSoon.net when discussing the idea before Murphy was cast, "I'd find somebody like Eddie Murphy or someone that people would say, 'How does that happen, medically speaking?' and, 'Physically, there's no way!' Then, somehow, we would explain it. That would be hilarious with what we know about someone like him."

First off, wait, "someone like him"? I'm hoping that doesn't mean about Eddie Murphy what I think Arnold is saying about Eddie Murphy. (Funny? He must mean someone funny, right?)

Also, the article notes that this quote comes from an interview they did with Schwarzenegger late last year, and that the rest of the interview is still under embargo. In case you don't know, that means they agreed to the interview in exchange for holding it until a certain time. Normally stories are embargoed for, say, a few days, but this interview is apparently so important that it had to be done months ahead of time and yet still isn't being released.

Schwarzenegger also speculated that it would be great to put it out at the beginning of December before the holiday season, which Vulture notes has become a dead weekend for new movies. It looks like Schwarzenegger still has some '80s thinking, as early December is the same time the original "Twins" came out. His thinking may be a little antiquated in other ways as well; Vulture asks, "Who can argue with his movie-pitching sensibilities, which seem to have been preserved in amber from the late twentieth century?"

Will you go see the Governator returning to one of his '80s movies and trying to resuscitate from times gone by? He's also got another sequel coming down the the line this summer: "The Expendables 2."

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