Jason Momoa open to a 'Twins' remake opposite Peter Dinklage: 'Tell me where to sign!'
Ever since Momoa's enthusiasm for the idea at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, fans have been doing their bit on social media to make it happen
1988’s ‘Twins’ was a ridiculous buddy comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as long-lost twin brothers produced by a genetic experiment who reunite later in life. Now that premise might sound bizarre, but not nearly as much as the idea of doing it again with Jason Momoa and Peter Dinklage.
During the Q&A session of an ‘Aquaman’ panel at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend, one fan reportedly asked Momoa if he would consider acting in a remake of ‘Twins’ opposite his ‘Game of Thrones’ co-star Peter Dinklage. To which Momoa replied: “F—in’ tell me where to sign! Absolutely. That’d be amazing. I love that movie.”
The moderator then mentioned how Dinklage is quite "amazing" himself and asked Twitter users to “make that happen.” And of course they did not disappoint.
One user announced his support for the proposed movie saying: “This would be a hit. As long as it is an original and not a remake. Dinklage is a great actor and Momoa would do his job…” - @ChefsoulTaylor
Another user, a graphic artist, went so far as to edit the original 1988 ‘Twins’ poster to showcase the new fan-casting.
Replying to the fan-made poster, one user summed things up neatly with the words: “Take my money I’m in!” - @runninghot78
Of course Twitter has some ideas for how a Momoa-Dinklage ‘Twins’ movie should go with one user suggesting that, this time around, the short twin should be the “good” one:
“#PeterDinklage will be the good one. A CEO of a multinational green energy corporation. #JasonMomoa is drunk surfer with a dubious past” - @stargatewtchr
Other suggestions include having Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson play one of their fathers (the original ‘Twins’ had six) and Jennifer Garner as the mother of the pair.
Whether or not we get to see Momoa and Dinklage in a modern retelling of the cult classic film, there is a planned sequel titled ‘Triplets’ that has been gestating for quite some time already.
It was first confirmed way back in 2012 with Eddie Murphy reportedly joining the cast. In March 2018, Schwarzenegger told Deadline that the script was completed and confirmed that Murphy was still on-board. When asked about the film’s premise, Schwarzenegger said that it would be about a “funny thing that happens in the mixing of the sperm.”
We don’t know what shape the future of ‘Twins’ might take but we can rest assured that it will definitely be just as weird and wacky as the 1988 original.