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Rick Moranis comes out of retirement for new Honey I Shrunk the Kids movie

February 17th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Rick Moranis is back!

And as much as I wish it was for Ghostbusters: Afterlife, just having the 80s comedy legend back on our screens is a gift enough. And he’s back fronting the franchise that probably made him a household name more than the others he was in… yes, he’s doing a new Honey, I Shrunk… movie.

Moranis famously retired from acting in 1997 (apart from some voice work) after the death of his wife as he wanted to devote his time to his children. But now, 22 years later, he’s back for the new Disney movie – and not on Disney+, but on the big screen.

The movie will he helmed by original movie director Joe Johnston and will costar Josh Gad as Moranis’ Wayne Szalinski’s son. Gad’s character, trying to be a famous scientist, makes the same mistake his dad made and, you guessed it, shrinks the kids.

The new movie will be the fourth instalment, following Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves.

Some have speculated that this may mean the star is going to film a cameo in the upcoming third Ghostbusters outing but, as much as I’d love to see it, I doubt it means that… but we can hope.

Meanwhile, it’s just great to have this legend back. Welcome back, sir, we’ve missed you.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….