Get ready to have your childhood ripped apart in style. Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa reveals how he wants to remake ’80s movie Twins with a very special co-star. Touting a Westeros reunion, the hunky heartthrob wants to star in Twins with Peter Dinklage.
Known for the playing the muscular Khal Drogo in HBO’s hit series, Momoa is currently one of Hollywood’s hottest (quite literally) stars. Now taking a ‘dip’ in the world of superhero movies, Momoa plays Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, in Warner Bros.’ Worlds of DC.
Elsewhere, Dinklage is remembered as the smart-talking Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones and has had an equally impressive career outside the Seven Kingdoms.
Speaking to a panel at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio (via ComicBook.com) the Momoa was randomly quizzed on whether he’d like to join a Twins remake. “F**kin’ tell me where to sign! Absolutely. That’d be amazing. I love that movie,” he said.
Adding about Dinklage, the 39-year-old said, “He’s amazing.” The Thrones alumni then turned to the audience and said, “People on Twitter, make that happen.”
For those who don’t remember, Twins was a buddy movie that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito as a pair of brothers separated at birth. The A-listers took much lower salaries in return for 20% of the movie’s box office returns, leading to the largest paycheques they’d ever received.
Twins was the brainchild of Ivan Reitman, who’s also known for movies like Beethoven, Kindergarten Cop, and Ghostbusters. News of a possible continuation/reboot have been swirling for years, so it’s not outside the realms of possibility that Momoa’s dreams could come true.
The comedy of Twins was always the size difference between Arnie and DeVito, meaning Momoa and Dinklage would be perfect for the roles of Julius and Vincent.
While there were rumours that Eddie Murphy wanted to craft a Twins sequel — tentatively titled Triplets — where he would play the third brother, there’s been no movement for a while.
Ultimately, it depends on whether the studio plans on moving ahead with Murphy’s vision, wants to reboot, or is quite happy leaving Twins as a beloved piece of nostalgia. That being said, Momoa could be onto something here.
Well, if it worked for Weezer covering Toto’s “Africa”, it could work for Momoa and Dinklage.
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