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?