Characters Details Released for ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ Reboot, ‘Shrunk.’ Fans of the late 80’s early 90’s ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ franchise were elated to hear that Disney is making another sequel to the iconic films and in more exciting news, Rick Moranis will be coming out of retirement from acting to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski, who accidentally shrunk his children and two of his neighbors children in the famous original film released in 1989.
The new film is simply called “Shrunk” and will take place decades after the events of the original film. Set to direct the film is Joe Johnston, with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing and Todd Rosenberg penning the script.
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We now have some character details regarding the film, but most major plot details are still unknown at this time. With that being said, it’s a safe bet the Szalinski’s are about to become VERY small once again… Check out the character details shared by CBR below:
Nick Szalinski (Josh Gad): Wayne’s son, who is now a husband to Fay and father to two children, Maddie and Theo. Nick still has PTSD from the hijinks of the original film and the resulting demise of his mom. He’s a bundle of nerves, dissatisfied and uneasy, with a propensity to pamper his children.
Maddie Szalinski: Nick’s oldest child. She has her grandpa’s knack for peculiar creations, showing them off without anyone else’s permission on her Youtube channel to a little crowd.
Theo Szalinski: The opposite of athletic, with glasses and a little on the heavy side. He’s a tentative, masochist self-tormentor who has predicted his passing in a huge number of situations. He’s prohibited from eating sweets due to a slight weight complex.
Amy Szalinski: Nick’s carefree and energetic, more established sister, who took a different path from Nick after their mother’s death and chose not to put down roots. Instead, she enjoys her life working for a magazine and homeschooling her girls.
Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis): Mindful that the family ties have worsened over time, but apparently hesitant to go up against anybody straightforwardly. He has been tinkering alone in his attic for a considerable length of time, managing the sadness of losing his wife. At the point when we initially meet him, he has inadvertently shrunk himself and is flying around in a similarly tiny drone, continuing the vicious cycle of experimentation that has placed his family in danger plenty of times.
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