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The Return of Rick Moranis

Updated: Jan 17

By Matt Chieco

Rick Moranis, known for his roles in Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, and Ghostbuster has been out of the spotlight and picky with his roles for the last couple decades, but now he is returning to the big screen to reprise one of his most iconic roles. THR reported that Disney is making a sequel to Honey, I Shrunk the Kids called Shrunk.

The sequel will be helmed by Joe Johnston who directed the original, Josh Gad is joining the cast, and Moranis will reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski. The movie centers on Gad’s character, who is the son of Wayne Szalinski, and is aspiring to be a great scientist like his father but accidentally shrinks the kids. In 1989 the film earned $222,700,000 and earned a sequel in 1992, Honey, I Blew Up the Kids, and a straight-to-video film in 1997, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.

Yet fans of the Ghostbuster franchise are confused to say the least about the news. Moranis declined to appear in the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters and he recently declined to appear in the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Is this role one and done for the actor or is he stepping back into the spotlight?

Disney hasn't announced a release date for Shrunk.

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