Rick Moranis broke hearts when he refused to appear on the Ghostbusters sequel. But he has gained back all his brownie points after agreeing to come back to the sequel of his other iconic movie Honey, I shrunk the kids. It’s not like anybody holds anything against him or that he owes anybody anything but at the end of the day fans live for days when their favourite actors come back to their beloved franchise.
Joe Johnston the director of the original film will also return to helm this project. It will also star Josh Gad as son of Moranis’ character, Wayne Szalinski. He like his father would be an inventor but would follow the footsteps of his father and shrink his kids as well.
The family in the upcoming movie has grown estranged mainly due to Wayne. Wayne has grown more or less isolated from his family because of immersing himself into his inventions. This isolation got initiated when he decided to find a way to cure Diane’s cancer by shrinking it. This incident will bring him closer to his family again as they go on a whirlwind adventure.
Moranis had a prolific career before announcing his retirement. His credits include Second City Television in the 1980s, Strange Brew, Ghostbusters in 1984, Little Shop of Horrors and Spaceballs in 1986 and 1987, respectively, then reprised his previous role in Ghostbusters II in 1989, the same year he helped launch the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise.
Honey, I shrunk the kids has three movies in the franchise and a television series which ran for three seasons on Disney. And now with the legend returning and the original director back on the helm there is no doubt that the future of this franchise is bright. The movie has also given a lot of theme rides.