Moranis played the role of scientist Wayne Szalinski in 1989 original and he is now back for Disney's upcoming reboot titled Shrunk.
Last week, there were quite a few speculations about Rick Moranis returning to acting that made the 80s and 90s kids very happy. It has now been confirmed that the actor will be making a grand return to the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids reboot, reported Entertainment Weekly. Moranis played the role of the scientist Wayne Szalinski in 1989 original and he is now back for Disney's upcoming reboot titled Shrunk. Apart from Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, the actor appeared in other hit movies like Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors.
But, after his role in 1997's Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, he retired from acting due to personal reasons. Reports have now begun to emerge that Moranis has closed a deal to co-star alongside Josh Gad, who will play the role of his son for the Disney reboot. The news was broken by The Hollywood Reporter and the fans took to Twitter to express their happiness.
Even Gad confirmed the news on Twitter and celebrated this incredible moment. He posted, "To say it is a dream come true to once again see #RickMoranis on the big screen is the understatement of the decade. But to say, I get an up seat view of him returning to play one of his most iconic roles is the understatement of the Century. Welcome back hero!”
To say it is a dream come true to once again see #RickMoranis on the big screen is the understatement of the decade. But to say, I get an up seat view of him returning to play one of his most iconic roles is the understatement of the Century. Welcome back hero! #Shrunk https://t.co/oZRokBbQQs— Josh Gad (@joshgad) February 12, 2020
Needless to say, Moranis has come out of retirement after a very long time and it has made fans and the audience wonder why he decided to come back for Shrunk, but not for Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Moranis was absent from the entertainment spotlight, ever since he retired in 1997, so naturally, it is a pretty big deal that he is back on the big screen again. Since he took an exit from acting, Moranis has been doing occasional voice roles here and there and focused on his musical career.
But, even after not being around for more than 20 years, Moranis remains to be a pop culture icon. However, just like he made a return for the Netflix special An Afternoon with SCTV, Moranis felt that bringing the goofy yet brilliant scientist Wayne Szalinski back to the world was an opportunity that is too good to pass on. Now that Shrunk has probably received the best boost it can possibly get, we can expect to see some more movies from the franchise in the future.
As of now, Shrunk has no release date or production start date announcements yet, but keep an eye out for this space as we will update it as soon as something official is announced.