The 66-year-old star, who appeared as scientist Wayne Szalinski in the 1989 movie, is set to reprise his role in the Disney reboot, titled Shrunk. Joe Johnston who directed the original film is also back for this sequel, so expect this movie to truly capture that nostalgia and magic of the original, with much better visual effects this time around.
Moranis starred in "Honey" offshoots including 1992's "Honey, I Blew up the Kid" and 1997's "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves".
The movie-loving world was united in collective joy recently when it was confirmed that Rick Moranis will return for Shrunk, a Honey, I Shrunk the Kids sequel being produced by Disney.
Trailers have been released for two very different movies: Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" and "The Iron Mask", starring Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The actor was hugely popular after multiple box office successes such as "Ghostbusters", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Spaceballs" and "The Flintstones" in the '80s and '90s but the star retreated from Hollywood after a family tragedy. The couple had two children together: Rachel and Mitchell.
"I took a break, which turned into a longer break", he told THR. "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". "My life is wonderful", he said. "Really, that's all I did".
But it looks like the actor will make his comeback with the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" franchise instead.
Moranis' last film role was the 2006 straight-to-video sequel Brother Bear 2, though the original 2003 Brother Bear is his last movie that actually came to theaters. Yes, I am picky, and I'll continue to be picky.