Now this is a cameo that would pretty much be perfection.
Peyton Reed, the director of Ant-Man & the Wasp said he wanted Rick Moranis to make a cameo appearance in 2015’s Ant-Man.
“We actually, at one point, attempted to get a Rick Moranis cameo in the first movie – still during the period, I think, where he wasn’t doing so much acting. I think he’s now gonna be on the CTV Scorsese-directed thing, which I’m super psyched about. But always, still, an unchecked box for me.”
In 1989 the Disney sci-fi comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was headlined by Moranis who played, Wayne Szalinski, an inventor who was also a wearisome dad that created a shrinking gun that unfortunately shrinks his children and the neighbors. See the Ant-Man connection?
He returned for two sequels of the show in Honey, I Blew Up the Kid and his last live-action appearance, Honey, We Shrank Ourselves in 1997 after which he largely quite acting to take care of his family following the demise of his wife, Ann Belsky.
These films inspired a popular visual experience in Walt Disney World called Honey I Shrunk The Audience, which closed down in 2010.
Since then Moranis, lent his voice to the animated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer sequel, the Brother Bear animation and its sequel Brother Bear 2. More recently in 2018 he made a voice-only cameo as Drk Helmet, his iconic Spaceballs character in the ABC’s Goldberg sitcom.
He also made headlines when he turned down an appearance on Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot cameo back in 2015 saying, “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 said. “[But Ghostbusters] didn’t appeal to me.”
You can catch him again soon in An Afternoon with SCTV which is a reunion comedy special directed by Martin Scorsese set to debut in 2019 on Netflix.
Hopefully Reed will get Moranis for Ant-Man 3 and even jokingly suggests that the talented actor could appear as Scott Lang, Paul Rudd’s father.
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