Rick Moranis returning to acting, reprises “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” role

Good news, everyone!

After a 24-year hiatus, actor Rick Moranis is ready to return in front of the cameras. The 66 year old actor will return to one of his most beloved roles. In a deal with Disney, he will reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski for the next “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” sequel titled “Shrunk.” The new film will be a theatrical release, not added to Disney+ cinema line up. It will focus on Wayne Szalinski’s son, played by Josh Gad, who is as inventive as his father, but also just as clumsy when he accidently shrinks his own children.

Rick Moranis left the public in 1997 following the death of his wife costume designer Ann Belski, to focus on being a full time father the couple’s two children, Rachel and Mitchell. Moranis is known for appearing in several Hollywood films, including Strange Brew (1983), Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989), Little Shop of Horrors (1986), Spaceballs (1987), Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989, and its 1992 and 1997 sequels), Parenthood (1989), My Blue Heaven (1990), and The Flintstones (1994). He was asked to make a cameo appearance in the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot film but declined. Though he had not appeared in a live action film since he stepped out of the spotlight, Rick Moranis did do voice over work in 2003’s Brother Bear and its 2006 sequel.

Source: Deadline