Danny DeVito Updates on New Movie, Talks Viral 'Batman' Oscar Reunion

The dynamic duo is back with exciting new plans

by Zain ul Abedin
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Danny DeVito Updates on New Movie, Talks Viral 'Batman' Oscar Reunion
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“We really want to work together and we’ve been talking about it for quite a while,” DeVito told ET on the red carpet for "Poolman." “We’re onto something now, we have a script being written”.

He wouldn’t disclose whether the project will be a sequel to any of their previous collaborations, "Twins" or 1994’s "Junior" — but revealed that they already have a major studio behind them. “As soon as that comes in, we’ll know better.

But we’ll do it at Warner Brothers, so there you go,” DeVito said. The Schwarzenegger-DeVito chemistry is a proven commodity. “He’s a good buddy, you know? He’s just a good pal. So you know, and we go together, kind of.

We fit, right?” he said. Reunions of the two are gaining momentum. In February, the duo appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for State Farm. They also did promo for the spot and discussed plans for the new film.

Unmatched On-Screen Chemistry

“When we lost Ivan (director Reitman), rest his soul, we were about to work with him again on a sequel for 'Twins,'” DeVito said.

“I think where my head is — and I think Arnold’s in the same spot — we want to work together. We want to do another movie together, whether it’s a sequel or a new element that’s another story.

Just has to be good, funny, entertaining for us that fits with our characters, and what people want to see. And that’s what we’re aiming for”. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s a chemistry and you cannot make that up with acting or anything like that,” Schwarzenegger added.

“It is the number one most important thing — you’ve got to like each other, respect each other and you just click. When we did 'Twins,' we recognized when we did the first few scenes how much fun we were together and how Danny plays off me and I play off Danny.

It’s just a match made in heaven, really”. Schwarzenegger and DeVito also teamed up to present the Outstanding Editing award at the 2024 Academy Awards. “Arnold and I are presenting together tonight for a very obvious reason,” said DeVito on stage.

“We both tried to kill Batman,” Schwarzenegger joked in response before launching into an anti-Batman rant. Fans are eagerly awaiting further updates on their potential new film, hoping to see the beloved duo reunite on the big screen once more.

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