Well, this is pretty major: The ink has dried on a deal ensuring Rick Moranis will return for a sequel feature film to 1989’s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Moranis has kept an extremely low profile over the last decade or so, with no major film or television appearances on the books since 2006’s Brother Bear 2 but it’s really been over 20 years since he’s had a hefty role to speak of.
Older Millennials will no doubt remember just how huge the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids film and its sequels — the theatrical release Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and direct-to-video pic Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves — used to be. Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, released in 1992, delivered plenty of hijinks as Wayne Szalinski accidentally turned his toddler into a giant. As for 1997’s Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, viewerssaw a reversal of the first film’s plot wherein the parents got hit with Wayne’s shrink-ray. The first two films made over $280 million at the box office (not adjusted for inflation). With Moranis’ return and the popularity of Frozen‘s Gad joining in on the fun, Disney might have another hit on their hands with the next entry in the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise.