This is the best news ever! It’s been 23 years since Rick Moranis hasn’t done a major role in a live action film ’cause he retired from Hollywood in 1997 to raise his kids. He also believed that he didn’t need to work much anymore ’cause he made so much money from his past films especially the first two “Honey I Shrunk the Kids/I Blew Up the Kid” which both of those films did well in the box office.
Rick is officially set to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski in the 5th installment to the “Honey I Shrunk” series but this one will be considered a reboot and it will be simply titled, “Shrunk”. There were 4 Shrunk movies in the past and Rick starred in all 4 of them and he’s about to make a big return to the series. This is great news really and this is a perfect comeback film for Rick too. He hasn’t played the Wayne Szalinski character in many years but I’m sure he still got it.
Why did Rick finally agree to come back to Hollywood after all these years??? Well, I’m sure his kids are full grown adults by now and they are probably out there living on their own so Rick no longer needs to take care of them. Rick has time to get back into Hollywood. I’m sure he also feels that his Shrunk reboot can’t be made without him and I’m sure they made him an offer he can’t refuse.
This Shrunk reboot is gonna be a major big screen release, it won’t be a direct to video movie like the last one was.
I’m glad Rick is finally coming back ’cause he is a talented man. He’s been in so many good movies: “Ghostbusters 1 and 2”, “Spaceballs”, “Parenthood”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “My Blue Heaven”, etc.
He may not be returning for Ghostbusters but the Shrunk movie is a good choice.
Now lets hope Macaulay Culkin finally comes out of retirement soon…. you hear that Macaulay???