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

We always thought Twister should get a sequel, and we've got our wish. The storm is raging, and the Twister 2 release date is coming soon.

Daisy Edgar-Jones will take center stage on the Twister 2 release date

There aren’t many movies that have a more obviously ’90s feel than Twister, with its sprawling tale of extreme weather fanatics chasing tornadoes in Oklahoma. Fans have been clamoring to return to this world for a Twister 2 release date and, with the upcoming Twisters, they’ve finally got their wish.

In 2020, plans were being developed for a Twister reboot, with Top Gun Maverick director Joseph Kosinski attached to helm the project. Then, in October 2022, the plans for new movies were changed. Instead of a reboot, there will be a direct sequel to one of the best ’90s movies. Here’s what we know about the gathering clouds.

Twisters release date

Twister 2 is due to come out on Friday, July 19, 2024, but there’s a chance it could be delayed.

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.

The cameras officially started rolling on Twisters this year, as cast member Daryl McCormack confirmed in June 2023 that he was filming the long-anticipated sequel. Of course, the 2023 Actors Strike stopped the production in its tracks, which could result in a delay.

The script for the movie was endorsed by Steven Spielberg, who was an executive producer on the first film, so we’re expecting big things. If one of the best directors of all time is prepared to endorse the follow-up to a ’90s classic, then we’re going to be first in line at the cinema on opening night.

Twister 2 release date speculation - Twister

Who’s in the Twisters cast?

Daisy Edgar-Jones will take on the lead role, with Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, and Daryl McCormack also in the Twisters cast.

Edgar-Jones, who we saw last year in Where the Crawdads Sing as well as one of the best Disney Plus movies, Fresh, is set to play the daughter of Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton’s characters from the original film. There are conflicting reports about Hunt’s presence in the movie, but we’re currently not expecting her to show up.

Glen Powell and Anthony Ramos are also part of the 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, alongside future Superman Legacy star David Corenswet.

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.

Twister 2 release date speculation - Helen Hunter as Jo

Confirmed Twister 2 cast list:

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones
  • Glen Powell
  • Anthony Ramos
  • Brandon Perea
  • Daryl McCormack
  • David Corenswet
  • Maura Tierney
  • Harry Hadden-Paton
  • Sasha Lane
  • Kiernan Shipka
  • Nik Dodani
  • Tunde Adebimpe
  • Katy O’Brian

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, this is now unlikely with the uncertainty around whether Hunt will be in the movie.

It looks like Twister 2 could be going in a new direction with completely original characters. That gives it plenty of potential to forget about the past and simply mount a good, old-fashioned addition to the canon of the best disaster movies. We can’t ask Dwayne Johnson to do all the work in that genre, after all.

Social media is likely to play a key role in the plot this time around. We expect that the storm-following community now organizes itself on subreddits and online groups, which could play a part in bringing the key characters together.

Twister 2 is following in the footsteps of a '90s classic

Is there a Twisters trailer?

There isn’t currently a Twister 2 trailer, and as the film’s not scheduled for release until 2024, we won’t get a trailer until at least spring 2024.

The SAG-AFTRA strike slowed down filming, which means we’ll have to wait a little longer before we get our first glimpse of the new movie. You can watch the original Twister teaser below to get the nostalgia flowing.

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Where will I be able to watch Twisters?

Twister 2 will be theatrically exclusive when it’s first released, so you’ll have to brave the weather and head to the cinema to see it.

Of course, we expect one of the best streaming services to pick up the movie before long. The film is a co-production between Warner Bros. and Universal, so we don’t know whether it’s streaming home will be Max, Peacock, or both.

For more on the return of some of the best movies of all time, check out our guides to the Ghostbusters 4 release date and the Mission Impossible 7 release date. We’ve also explored when the first Twister movie turned an “actual town” to rubble. Yikes!