Rick Moranis is making another 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' movie: report

By Zach Harper

Rick Moranis is back! The iconic Canadian star is reportedly set to make a new Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie.

According to Deadline, the beloved comedian has just signed a deal with Disney for the theatrical release of the fourth film in the franchise. It's not known when it will be released, but the publication says Joe Johnston, who directed the original Honey, I Shrunk the Kids movie, will be helming it.

The film stars Josh Gad (ER, The Book of Mormon, Modern Family, New Girl) as the son of Wayne Szalinski, Rick's character, who makes the same mistake as his dad when he accidentally shrinks his children.

Josh took to Instagram to share his excitement about the news.

"Been sitting on this one for quite a while," he wrote. "To say it is a dream come true to once again see Rick Moranis on the big screen is the understatement of the decade.

"But to say, I get an up seat view of him returning to play one of the most iconic roles is the understatement of the Century. It's Shrinking time. Welcome back, hero!"

We last saw Josh at the Oscars, when he introduced Idina Menzel's performance and poked fun at John Travolta. Photo: © MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

Rick hasn't been completely absent from films since 1997. The former SCTV star, beloved for such iconic films as Ghostbusters, Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs and The Flintstones leant his vocal talents to two Brother Bear movies in 2003 and 2006, along with several TV specials from 2003 to present. Two of those included reprising Bob and Doug McKenzie, the SCTV characters he made famous with fellow SCTV alumnus Dave Thomas.

Rick married Ann Belsky in 1986. He had two children with the costume designer, Rachel and Mitchell, before she sadly died of cancer in 1991. Devoted father Rick became more selective about what movies and TV specials he made so that he could focus on raising his children.

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