You’d think that even after the death of Ivan Reitman, «Triplets» could still find a way to go forward. After all, there was a full script, a prepared cast, and production was ready to begin. According to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Reitman, son of the late director, was the one who stepped in and stopped the project from moving forward.
«Jason Reitman literally stopped the project when his father died,» Schwarzenegger told The Hollywood Reporter in 2023. «His father wanted to do it really badly. I wanted to do it really badly. Danny DeVito wanted to do it really badly. We had the financing. When his father passed away, Jason says, ‘I never liked the idea’ and put a hold on it.»
While fans may be sad to learn that «Triplets» might never happen, there is hope for a reunion between Schwarzenegger and DeVito beyond the Super Bowl State Farm commercial. «I’m developing another movie with Danny,» Schwarzenegger said in the same interview with The Hollywood Reporter. «He’s so much fun to work with and so talented.»