Twister 2 release date, cast, plot, and more news

Twister is a classic '90s movie that deserved a sequel, but never got one. That's about to change, so here's what we know about the Twister 2 release date.

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What is the Twister 2 release date? The ’90s movie classic featured an ensemble cast as well as a big-name executive producer in a certain Mr Spielberg. It follows a group of low-level (but enthusiastic) extreme weather fanatics and researchers who are chasing an outbreak of tornados in Oklahoma.

Twister is one of the best disaster movies ever made, and sits among the best ’90s movies too. It’s not just because it’s a Steven Spielberg movie – he’s an executive producer – either, as Twister was written by Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton.

In 2020, plans were being developed for a  Twister reboot movie, with Top Gun Maverick director Joseph Kosinski attached to helm the project. Then, in October 2022, the plans were changed. Instead of a reboot, there will be a sequel to Twister titled ‘Twisters’. So let’s get into everything we know about Twister 2, including the Twister 2 release date.

Twisters release date

Friday, July 19, 2024, is when Twister 2 is currently scheduled to release in cinemas worldwide; however, the ongoing 2023 Actors Strike is expected to delay things, so that date may change. 

Work on the new movie has officially begun, as cast member Daryl McCormack confirmed that he is currently filming the long-anticipated sequel. The script for the movie was endorsed by Steven Spielberg himself, who helped bring Twister 2 to life, so we’re expecting big things.

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Twisters cast

Daisy Edgar-Jones will take on the lead role in the Twister 2 cast. There are conflicting reports about the presence of Helen Hunt in the movie, and it currently looks like the star of the original movie will not feature in the film.

Edgar-Jones, who we saw last year in romance movie Where the Crawdads Sing as well as the Disney Plus movie Fresh, is set to play the daughter of Hunt and Bill Paxton’s characters from the original film.

Glen Powell and Anthony Ramos are also part of the Twister 2 cast, and Nope star Brandon Perea was confirmed to be playing a major role in the movie on May 12, 2023. A few days later, Daryl McCormack (from Good Luck to you, Leo Grande) also joined the Twister 2 cast in a leading role.

Theoretically, there could be plenty of faces who make their return to their old characters in Twister 2. For example, don’t be surprised if we learn that Lois Smith returns as Aunt Meg.

Confirmed Twister 2 cast list:

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones
  • Glen Powell
  • Anthony Ramos
  • Brandon Perea
  • Daryl McCormack
  • David Corenswet

Lee Isaac Chung, who directed Minari (and an episode of The Mandalorian), has been attached to take the helm of the film using a script from Mark L. Smith who co-wrote the Oscar-winning Revenant. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more official announcements and bring them to you ask they come.

Twister 2 release date speculation - Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as Jo and Bill

What will happen in Twisters?

The Twister 2 plot was set to focus on the relationship between Dr Joanne Harding and her daughter, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones. However, with the uncertainty around whether Hunt will be in the movie, this is now unclear and it looks like Twister 2 could be going in a new direction with completely original characters.

What we do know is that the script for the movie was written by Mark L. Smith, whose previous credits include The Revenant and George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky.

Twisters trailer speculation

There isn’t currently a Twister 2 trailer, and as the film’s not scheduled for release until next year, we probably won’t see one until late 2023 to early 2024. Don’t worry. You can watch the original Twister teaser below for now.

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Where will I be able to watch Twisters?

Twister 2 will likely be theatrically exclusive when it’s first released before moving to a streaming service a few months afterwards. As Warner Bros and Universal shared distribution for the first film, we can’t accurately predict which of those streaming services it’ll be though.

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