Of all the films that deserve a reboot/sequel, perhaps Honey, I Shrunk the Kids could be the one we needed but never deserved. But as it turns out, there will be a new movie in the hit series, with Rick Moranis set to reprise his role as Wayna Szalinski!
According to Deadline, the next movie will be a sequel simply called Shrunk under Disney, which will star the Canadian comedian. Most interestingly, this will be Moranis’ first movie project in over 23 years, having previously declared that he’d retired from the live-action filmmaking scene back in 1997.
Since Moranis is back in action, perhaps he could even make a cameo appearance in the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife, having starred in a supporting role in the first movie? But we digress.
Returning alongside Moranis for Shrunk will be the original movie’s director, Joe Johnston. Newcomer Josh Gad (Frozen II) will star as Moranis’ on-screen son. While Gad’s character has yet to be named, Deadline also maintains that the Szalinski junior will also be an aspiring scientist like his father Wayne was in the original movies, and also ends up shrinking his own family in the process.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was a sleeper hit when it first released in 1989, grossing over US$222 million globally, and had since spawned a series of sequels and spinoffs, and even became a theme park attraction back in 2016.
No additional cast or release date for Shrunk has been announced.
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