I'm disappointed. Really disappointed. Rick Moranis's unforgettable Louis Tully would have been the final addition of original (living) cast members returning for Ghostbusters: Aftermath. Yet we were disappointed to learn Moranis appeared to be sticking with his vow to retire from acting (aside from voice acting an an occasional cameo); he passed on the return.
So it was with head-scratching news today that it was announced he will be reprising his role as Wayne Szalinski in a "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" sequel / reboot. He'll do THIS, but not Ghostbusters?! At the time if it's release, "Honey" offered some great effects using large props, camera perspective trickery and fairly advanced animatronics. Theatrical success lead to two sequels - a less engaging "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid" and the unnecessary, lower budgeted "Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves" - and a 4D experience in Disney parks.
No doubt Disney will cough up some cash for this new title but let's not forget, Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be no small ordeal. Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, is directing and again, all other original cast members are returning to make sure the torch is passed in the best way possible. It almost feels as if the void of Rick Moranis (and of course Harold Ramis) could be the only thing making it feel incomplete.
Still - I'll go into Ghostbusters: Aftermath hoping for a sweet surprise in which Louis Tully locks himself out of his apartment one last time.