Rick Moranis Coming Out of Retirement for Ghostbusters 3?

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Here at Film Junk we’ve been lamenting the fact that Rick Moranis, a well-known comedic actor throughout the ’80s and ’90s, has essentially gone into retirement ever since the last direct-to-video sequel of Honey, I Shrunk The Kids back in 1997. He has continued to do some voice work (including the voice of his character in The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie) but for the most part seems uninterested in returning to any major roles on the big screen. He even turned down the opportunity to provide a voice for the upcoming Ghostbusters video game.

However, there may be a glimmer of hope for Moranis fans with regards to the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters 3. Entertainment Weekly (via Moviehole) talked to Harold Ramis at ShoWest last week, and he re-iterated the fact that the entire original cast said they’d return (as mentors to the new crew, of course). Now here’s where it gets a bit foggy: EW interpreted this to mean “Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis, and even the elusive Bill Murray”, but Ramis himself did not mention Moranis specifically. On top of that, Ramis backpedaled a bit by saying, “We’ll see, everyone’s gonna have to love the script to move it forward.” It certainly doesn’t sound like a solid confirmation, but at this point, even a little bit of hope is better than nothing. What do you think, will we see Rick Moranis on the big screen again anytime soon? How important is The Keymaster to a Ghostbusters sequel?

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  • Michael

    Actually, Dave Coulier is doing the Bob McKenzie voice in The Animated Bob & Doug McKenzie. I guess Rick is enjoying retirement too much!

  • ShenEvil44

    Are you kidding, Sean? Fat chance Rick is coming back. You’re lucky that we’re even getting a Ghostbusters 3.

  • http://www.rowthree.com Kurt

    Rick Moranis was one SCTVs best kept secrets. Man was he genius on that show where he wasn’t limited to whiney-geek type roles that he seemed to keep getting typecast for the movies (don’t get me wrong, I LOVED his Louis character in Ghostbusters).

    From Gerry Todd to Merv Griffin to Jimmy Stewart he made up original characters and did fab impersonations.

    And always brought the AWESOME to each sketch.

  • Sam

    Last thing Moranis did was the voice of one of the moose in Brother Bear 1 & 2 (I think that was him), and he released a country music album. Beyond that, I don’t see him stepping back in front of the camera again.

  • Bob The Slob

    It’s nice to see that people other then me care about Moranis as a comedic actor. He was great. I respect his choice to retire, but look forward to seeing him again.

  • Johnny

    Lest we forget what I think was his best movie vehicle, “Little Shop of Horrors”. Showed off his swell singing voice and gave him a chance to show some real testosterone as a romantic comedy lead. Just speculation, but maybe if he’d got more roles like that he’d have been more interested in staying in the business. But then, I heard he’d just made skads of dough in the “Honey, I…” films and decided to just spend time with his family, which is totally admirable. Come back, Rick, you are loved!

  • Jennie

    I always prided myself when blurting out one of my famous crushes since childhood was…drum roll…The one the only Rick Moranis. Ghostbusters just wouldn’t be the same without him. He could use a lil creative fun before he goes back into total seclusion again. Here’s to hoping.

  • Courtney

    I miss Rick Moranis soo much! I understand his reasons for choosing to retire and as honorable as they are, he must know that his fans love and miss the hell out of him. It’s been (I think) 12 years since his last movie…that was half of my life ago! I grew up on his movies and *sigh* he just needs to come back. If not for Ghostbusters, then for something else. Maybe something with less time commitment, like guest starring on The Office or something….
    I’m aching here and I know I’m not the only one!

  • LadyDitte

    IHe’s a great actor, and I think his character is really important in Ghostbusters 3 :). I hope he’ll be in it!!

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    RICKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET OUT OF RETIREMENT!!!! GET OFF OF THAT WHEEL CHAIR AND MAKE THAT MOVIE SO WHAT IF UR WIFE IS GONE U CAN STILL DO IT DONT GIVE HOPE! GO MAKE THAT MOVIE!STOCKARD CHANNING IS OLDER THEN U AND SHE STILL ACTIVE!!! C’MON GET OUT OF RETIREMENT!!!……please..? :’(

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    I really loved ur character u gotta make that movie c’monm :( at least you can try :)……..

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    wait Rick Moranis isnt gonna read this is he O_O :O ok now im FREAKIN out. PLZ DONT FIND ME RICK… and get out of retirement U CANT FIND ME U DONT KNOW WHERE I LIVE HAHA. youll never found out HAHA

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    i hope rick will be in Ghostbusters 3

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    ILL BE PRAYING FOR U RICK MORANIS

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    i read Ricks biograhpy about ghostbusters 3 i think it said MAYBE that rick may come out of retirement lets pray that he gets out of retirement PLZ read this Moranis i BEGGIN u oh plz plz PLZ come out of retirement <:)

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    plz plz rick r u out of retirement <:'(

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    im just say that IF he was out of retirement right now until he gets to ghostbusters 3 i hope he wont go to retirement again thats IF he comes out of retirement
    oh plz plz plz i hope he gets out soon

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    I saw the movie again his character is very funny he keeps getting locked out of his apartment lol :D
    why the hell does that happen to him :D :D (:’D
    and plus in the movie he never leaves Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) alone. She try to go to her apartment with out making sounds, but how Louis Tully know that shes coming??? :D he is a retard :D

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    i read rick’s message about him living on a cloud you should read it if you are a HUGE fan of Rick Moranis go to ”http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-28/living-free-and-clear-in-my-own-home-on-the-cloud-rick-moranis.html”

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    come to think of it when i wear glasses like him most of the time and my hair is tied alot O_O @_@ my friend Jennifer Beckerson said i looked almost like him
    O_O and im a girl… with short hair….. O_O

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    but during school or other IMPORTANT times im looking like either Chevy Chase, Martin Short , Jerry Lewis or Joe Mantegna. Anyways the whole point is if Rick is gonna be on the big screan again

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    OH THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U THANK U VERY VERY VERY MUCH UR SO AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I READ UR WIKI PAGE IT SAID U GOT OUT :)

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    THE KEYMASTER RETURNS !!!

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    PLZ dont retire again im very happy today

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    im gonna throw a Rick – Moranis – Coming – Out – Of – Retirement – Party today

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    RICK NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY DID U RETIRE AGAIN :”””(

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    UR MY FAVORITE ACTOR PLZ COME BACK

  • http://www.verizon.net Melisa Ayllon

    My sister is going CRAZY get out of retirement! her life is not in order anymore

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