Gad damnit, our Disney overlords will leave no stone unturned, no matter how unnaturally small they may be. Yep, that’s right, Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is getting the reboot treatment, with everyone’s favorite obnoxious snowman, Josh Gad, set to star! While only independently confirmed by a writer at /Film at the moment, this possibility was listed among many potential reboots to be made for Disney Plus, the new streaming service you’ll be forced to buy at some point.
In a twist, this project seems destined for a wide distribution theatrical release, not a simple streaming-only debut. On top of that, it’s simply going to be called Shrunk. Also, it doesn’t seem to be a full reboot. Well, not exactly anyway. It’s currently being called a “legacyquel,” which is, uh, a word I have not heard before.
The story goes that this upcoming re-imagining is both a sequel and reboot and a continuation of the series, set thirty years after the original film, and will feature a grown up Nick Szalinski, the son in both the original and the sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid as the protagonist who apparently follows in his father’s footsteps.
Personally, I don’t get the obsession with Josh Gad. I’ve heard nothing but good things about The Book of Mormon, sure, but has Gad been in one single decent film? Honestly, no, he hasn’t. He’s just another fat-man-fall-down-and-scream hack comedic actor in a long line of similarly untalented bloats. To use parlance more in line with the original’s 1989 dialogue, more like, Josh Gag me with a spoon! Huh? No? Nothing?
Disney is full force on the guy, however, with Frozen 2 out this year, a big part in the upcoming Artemis Fowl film adaptation, and he’s going to be hanging with Kermit and Fozzie Bear for a new Muppets show debuting on Disney Plus as well. I don’t get it! I’m confused! What makes his squishy mass profitable? Maybe this is why I’m not running a movie studio. I’m sure that’s the only reason.
Anyways, tell us, do you guys thinking remaking/legacyqueling Honey, I Shrunk The Kids is a good idea? Do you hate Josh Gad as much as I do? Let me know in the comments below!