If you remember the 80s and the late 90s you’ll remember an actor by the name of Rick Moranis. He played in iconic movies such as Spaceballs, Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids. One thing that I can respect about Moranis is the fact that when his wife passed away he retired from acting to take care of his kids and now almost two decades later it looks like the actor might be coming out of retirement to star in the Disney+ reboot of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. This news comes from joblo.com/ The DishInsider, back in December Joblo.com reported that Joe Johnston was in negotiations to return to helm the reboot/sequel with Josh Gad set to play the adult version of Nick Szalinski. Actor Robert Oliveri played the child version of Nick in the original. The updated version of the film will see Nick following in the footsteps of his father by becoming a scientist, continuing with the miniaturization research, and (you guessed it) accidentally shrinking his own children. When will science ever learn!!??
The real question is Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) returning? The Toronto, Canada native as I mentioned before he has been absent from Hollywood over the last two decades. Consequently, most concluded that the chances of Moranis returning to one of his signature roles was highly unlikely. However, if a new report comes out it is to be believed that may not be the case.
This news should be taken with a grain of salt DisInsider reported that Moranis is in early talks to reprise his role as scientist and inventor Wayne Szalinski. If true, the role is said to be a significant part and not just a mere cameo. This would align with former actions by Moranis who turned down a cameo in the 2016 GHOSTBUSTERS reboot and will not appear in the upcoming Ghostbusters Afterlife.
This news should only be handled as a rumor for the time being. Rick’s last film work was voicing Rutt in 2006’s animated feature BROTHER BEAR 2, all though I’m excited at the fact that he’s in talks over at Disney right now I’m not going to get my hopes up at the moment until another report comes out saying that it has been confirmed that Moranis is back for the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Reboot. Back in the day he has been known to be really selective in what projects he chooses. Ironically, Moranis’ last live-action role was as Wayne Szalinski in the 1997 Direct-To-Video film HONEY, WE SHRUNK OURSELVES.
What do you think of the news, do you think that Rick Moranis will be back to shrinking his family again or not? Tell us in the comments below!