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WATCH: Rick Moranis is back! But confirms he’s not in Ghostbusters Afterlife

September 11th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Finally, something awesome in 2020 as Rick Moranis is back!

Moranis was well known for roles in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Parenthood and Spaceballs, but to me he will always be a cornerstone of my childhood having starred in Ghostbusters and Little Shop of Horrors but now, 23 years after his last on-screen appearance, he’s back.

And it’s all thanks to… Ryan Reynolds?!

Reynolds asked Moranis to cameo in an ad for Mint Mobile which Reynolds owns and, to his surprise, he said yes.

and it’s funny because in the ad (below), you can almos tfeel Moranis’ disinterest in the role… and it’s hilarious. He asks Reynolds why he’s doing the ad and Reynolds tells him because he’s a huge fan to which Moranis replies “That’s it?”

Reynolds tells him “That’s it,” and Moranis walks off screen.

It’s kinda brilliant and it’s undeniable that seeing such a hero of mine from the 80s back on screen is a nice feeling.

However, as fun as this is, it seems that despite all our hopes and prayers, he will not be back for Ghostbusters: Afterlife: “I hope it’s terrific but it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?”

Adding: “I’m interested in anything that I would find interesting. I still get the occasional query about a film or television role and as soon as one comes along that piques my interest, I’ll probably do it. [But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me.”

Sad news, but we respect his decision and just hope we see more of him in the near future.

Anyway, you can check out the new ad with Ryan Reynolds below and even if he’s not back as Lois Tully, it’s great to see Rick Moranis back… he was a big part of my childhood and I’ve missed him.

Let me know your thoughts, gang.

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….