Daveed Diggs says the ‘Twister’ sequel with Helen Hunt didn’t get made due to ‘potentially shady’ reasons

Daveed Diggs confirmed in a new interview with Insider that he was attached to a “Twister” sequel that was being developed by original star Helen Hunt. The two actors star together on the Starz original series “Blindspotting.” Hunt confirmed on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2021 that she was writing an inclusive “Twister” sequel that she intended to direct, but the studio rejected her to the point of not even taking a meeting.

“Oh man, I’m not going to get into it mostly because I’m probably going to misremember things,” Diggs told Insider. “But all I’ll say is there was an opportunity where we were talking about that, and it didn’t happen, and the reasons that it didn’t happen are potentially shady. But shady in the way that we know the industry is shady.”

For years, Universal Pictures has been developing a sequel. Around the same time Hunt said she, Diggs, and Casal were pitching their sequel idea, Variety reported that “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski was attached to direct a sequel.

A separate “Twister” sequel is now in the works from Universal Pictures, with “Minari” director Lee Isaac Chung helming under the title “Twisters,” to be released in July 2024. Mark L. Smith (“The Revenant”) penned the script, with a story by “Top Gun: Maverick” director Joseph Kosinski, who was once attached to helm the movie. Frank Marshall (“Jurassic Park,” “Indiana Jones”) is producing. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment are developing the sequel, which Steven Spielberg is executive producing. Warner Bros. Pictures is co-financing.

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