The Rickissance is finally around the corner.
Rick Moranis is about to return for his first movie in years, as he's set to appear in a new Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film from Disney, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline report. According to Deadline, this will be a theatrical release and will not go straight to Disney+.
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. For the last live-action Moranis movie, you have to go back to 1997's straight-to-video Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves. The actor stepped away from film and TV roles after his wife died, the Reporter notes, although he explained in a 2015 interview that he's not officially retired and was open to coming back for a role.
"I took a break, which turned into a longer break," Moranis told the Reporter. "But 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."
Moranis, who in 2018 had a cameo on The Goldbergs reprising his Spaceballs character, turned down an appearance in the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters and will reportedly will sit out in this year's Ghostbusters: Afterlife. But it appears this new Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie, a sequel just called Shrunk that will star Josh Gad, is finally what piqued his interest after all these years. Gad, who will reportedly play the son of Moranis' character, summed up how a whole lot of people were feeling Wednesday, tweeting, "To say it is a dream come true to once again see #RickMoranis on the big screen is the understatement of the decade."