Rick Moranis was once one of the most popular comedic actors of the 1980s, starring in hit films such as Ghostbusters and Spaceballs. Unfortunately, Moranis retired from acting following the 2003 animated film Brother Bear, stating that wanted to focus his time on raising his family. That is all about to change as Moranis will be returning to reprise one of his most recognizable roles from in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids reboot
The upcoming Disney reboot will be known as Shrunk and be a theatrical release, rather than the initially rumored Disney+ exclusive. The original film’s director Joe Johnson (The Rocketeer, Captain America: The First Avenger) will be returning to direct and the script will be written by Todd Rosenberg. Alongside Moranis’ return as Wayne Szalinski, Josh Gad will be playing Szalinski’s son. The plot will be set many years later and Szalinski’s son trying to be a scientist but unfortunately making the same mistakes as his father by accidentally shrinking his own kids.
The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids films are one of Disney’s most popular franchises, with the original film making over $200 million worldwide. This led to a few sequels with Honey, I Blew Up the Kids and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, as well as a television series and even a theme park attraction. With Disney getting a kick out of bringing back their older properties, reviving Honey, I Shrunk the Kid only makes sense. However, the fact that Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement for the film film will certainly get more fans interested, even if it is just a reboot.