The iconic movie twins (1988) made audiences’ sides hurt with laughter at the priceless comedy juxtaposition of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his “twin” Danny DeVito. Theaters were packed with people wiping tears from their eyes and laughing at all of the antics the two got up to. Its success seems worthy of a sequel, or maybe possibly a remake, right? When the idea was brought to his attention, Jason Momoa was thrilled.
Schwarzenegger and DeVito were a hit in twins
The movie twins had a hilarious plot that made the film an immediate success. Vincent (DeVito) and Julius (Schwarzenegger) play fraternal twins who were part of a science experiment and were separated at birth. Their birth mother wasn’t told about Vincent, and was led to believe that Julius had died. Julius eventually learns about Vincent and manages to track him down. Once they are reunited, the two get into crazy situations requiring their particular skill sets. The predicaments they get into are simply hilarious.
twins was a huge success when it hit the box office, earning a$11 million in its first weekend in theatres. It was the number one film in the US upon its release and held its spot at the top for two weekends following opening. It went on to gross $112 domestically, $216 internationally, and was the fifth highest-grossing film in the US to be released in 1988.
Momoa would love to star in a remake of the film
Those are some pretty big shoes to fill, but Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa said he would absolutely want to star in the remake. He expressed his interest while speaking on a panel at Celebrity Fan Fest in Los Angeles. Momoa was telling the audience about his love for twins when the idea of a possible remake came up.
After a fan asked if he would star in it with his GoT co-star Peter Dinklage, Momoa said, “[Expletive] tell me where to sign! absolutely. That’d be amazing. I love that movie.” Clearly, Momoa is pretty jazzed at the idea. He then agreed with the moderator that fans should take to Twitter to give the idea some traction and momentum.
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Who knows, maybe a remake of twins will soon be in the works, with Momoa and Dinklage as brothers.