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Disney's Shrunk- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot

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Yeah, I know. Another reboot. However, this one will have Rick Moranis coming out of retirement to reprise his role of Wayne Szalinski. Now time for Spaceballs 2: The Schwartz Awakens. 

By ANDREW TODD Feb. 12, 2020  0 Comments

News emerged back in December that Disney was looking to reboot its family sci-fi comedy series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with a new instalment entitled Shrunk. Josh Gad, who pitched the reboot, was set to star; the original film's director Joe Johnston (also of Captain America and Rocketeer fame) was in talks to direct.

Now, another major piece of the puzzle has fallen into place: THR reports that Rick Moranis will reprise the role of Wayne Szalinski, which he played in all three prior films in the franchise. Gad, in a move that makes us all feel old, will play his son.

Moranis returning to the screen is a big deal. The last time Moranis appeared in a theatrical film was in 1996's Big Bully; since then, he performed in 1997's straight-to-video Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, did some voice work in video games and animated material, and that's about it. Somewhat amusingly, he said five years ago (in a THR interview explaining why he turned down 2016's Ghostbusters) that he was "surprised that Disney hasn't done Honey, I Shrunk the Grandkids." Now, we come full circle.

I'm excited to see Moranis back on screen, even if it's in what's almost certainly going to be essentially a cameo. He starred in many films that became beloved to me, like Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, and Streets of Fire; he's also in this other movie called Ghostbusters that people seem to like. His notorious pickiness for the past two and a half decades has left a small, Rick-shaped hole, and one hopes that with Johnston directing, this will be as enjoyable a jaunt into the microscopic world as the original was.

Though you might think this is a Disney+ joint, Shrunk, incredibly, is intended for a theatrical release.

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1 hour ago, mdmost said:

Rick Moranis coming out of retirement

is the best movie news of the year

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On 2/12/2020 at 2:10 PM, elfenix said:

is the best movie news of the year

I mean that's all I needed to hear. Even if this sucks, seeing him on screen for the first time in 24 years is enough.

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Moranis is nice but I'll always think of it as the series that introduced me to Keri Russell

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Who remembers the title of that one sequel as “honey I blew up the baby”?

Apparently this is one of those Mandela effect situations.

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4 hours ago, MAUFRAIS said:

Who remembers the title of that one sequel as “honey I blew up the baby”?

Apparently this is one of those Mandela effect situations.

Was that not the title?

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