When news of an Eddie Murphy-inclusive Twins sequel (titled Triplets, naturally) was released the Friday before April Fools', it had many sensibile minds asking, "Is this real?" Because it did not seem real, but if it was real, it meant we needed to figure out what brought us there, and stop it before it evolved into a shooting script for Junior, Jr..
Well, in a just-released interview from before the official announcement, DeVito's brother Arnold Schwarzenegger has managed to clear up any remaining ambiguity on the subject of Triplets' realness: Not only is Triplets real, it is "real entertainment"! Here, let Arnold explain to you why that is.
Speaking to ComingSoon last year, in an interview that has until now remained secret-- like a new, black brother revealed only after the stout, bald brother has been mined for all his laughs--Schwarzenegger described why he's interested in the film, and why the casting of Eddie Murphy is so brilliant--medically speaking. Asked if he'd like to revisit any of his varied, muscular, Austrian characters, Arnold replied:
"I would love to do another 'Twins'. As a matter of fact, we've been talking about doing one and it's called 'Triplets'. 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."
I mean, sure, physically there's no way. But so long as "somehow [you] explain it." Like with a quick push-in to Arnold's visibly shocked face inquisitively shouting, "TRIPLETS!?" That should do it, right?
But while the former state leader offered no clues to the "somehow" science involved in creating his unlikely new sibling, he did provide some ideas for a charming billboard covered in taglines--because funny taglines are how you sell a big Christmas movie, which is now what Triplets apparently is:
"I can see a poster," the actor continued. "A billboard with us three. 'They found another one!' 'Triplets!' 'Only their mother can tell them apart!' I would do that in two seconds, because that's real entertainment. You come out with that movie for Christmas, like December 5th or something like that, and you're home free."
And who can you trust to make some "real entertainment" for Christmas like the star of Jingle All the Way? We're home free! They found another one!