Last month, we got the shocking but incredible news that not only did the cast of the Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV have a reunion special coming to Netflix, but none other than Martin Scorsese would be directing it. Now we have even better news about the SCTV reunion special.
Rick Moranis has been confirmed to join previously announced cast members Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short and Dave Thomas for the SCTV reunion special that will hit Netflix sometime in 2019. Read More »
Earlier this week, we learned the surprising news that Rick Moranis was coming out of pseudo-retirement to reprise one of his most famous big screen roles. The comedian will be appearing as the Spaceballs bad guy Dark Helmet, a parody of Star Wars villain Darth Vader, on tonight’s episode of The Goldbergs on ABC. But if you don’t usually watch that show, you don’t have a DVR, and you’re not going to be around to see it, we’ve got you covered.
A clip from The Goldbergs featuring Rick Moranis as Dark Helmet has surfaced online. It’s all part of a dream sequence that Adam Goldberg (Sean Giambrone) has in the middle of the night, where he ends up in a Schwartz ring battle with the villain before finding out all about the plot for Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money. Read More »
After establishing himself as one of the most beloved actors of the 1980s and ’90s, Ghostbusters and Honey I Shrunk the Kids star Rick Moranis took a lengthy break from acting and largely stepped out of the limelight, raising his children after his wife’s death and being more choosy about the projects in which he appears. He went back to his roots and reprised his role of Bob McKenzie for an SCTV reunion show last year, and now we’ve learned he’ll be reprising another of his famous roles again very soon.
A new reports says that Moranis will play Dark Helmet, his character from Mel Brooks’s 1987 Star Wars comedy spoof Spaceballs, on an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs. Read more about the Rick Moranis The Goldbergs guest appearance below.
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Rick Moranis doesn’t think of himself as retired, but with has last feature film performance being a voice in the 2003 animated feature Brother Bear (followed by a straight to video sequel), the Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids star has certainly been out of the limelight for a long time now. That’s why it’s so exciting to hear that he’ll be returning as one of his most beloved characters from his days back on SCTV, the Second City sketch comedy TV series.
Rick Moranis will reunite with his sketch comedy partner Dave Thomas as the two reprise their roles as Canadian duo Bob & Doug McKenzie. However, if you’re hoping to catch this exciting reunion, along with some other amazing SCTV comedians, it’s not going to be easy. The return of the McKenzie brothers is part of a larger, fundraising SCTV reunion show, and you can learn more about it below. Read More »
Now that the dust has settled around the hotly debated Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, we wanted to take a look back at all the Easter eggs and references the new film made to the original 1984 classic from director Ivan Reitman. One of the biggest complaints was that the reboot aimed for too much fan service with an abundance of references to the original film, right down to cameos from almost every single key cast member.
Once you check out our complete Ghostbusters Easter eggs guide below, you can decide for yourself. Some of them are obvious, others might have gone over your head. But we rounded up all of them, because there might be some viewers out there who aren’t as well-versed with the original Ghostbusters as some of the most hardcore fans. That’s why you’ll see us referencing everything from the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to a tribute the late Harold Ramis to a couple of obscure ghosts you forgot about. Read More »
Rick Moranis fans, rejoice! Well, maybe not just yet, but there’s hope for the future. The 62-year-old actor, known for his splendid work in Parenthood, Ghostbusters, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, My Blue Heaven, Streets of Fire, and Strange Brew, isn’t opposed to coming out of retirement. But don’t expect to see a Rick Moranis Ghostbusters cameo in Paul Feig’s upcoming franchise reboot.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
Which comedian almost had a cameo in Ant-Man? Want to see some new footage from Fantastic Four? What do the Agent Carter showrunners have to say about Darkforce? Which superhero does possible Doctor Strange star Rachel McAdams really want to play? Will the Weapons Clans ever make it to Arrow? Has Zack Snyder weighed in on the Marvel / DC rivalry? Who’s playing Reactron on Supergirl? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The idea of Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money was a great joke in Mel Brooks‘ hilarious 1987 comedy Spaceballs. The line about a hypothetical, self-aware sequel was a commentary on the licensing and popularity of the original Star Wars franchise Brooks was spoofing. Yet, because of that joke, Brooks and his co-stars have been asked about the sequel for the past twenty-five years.
Well, with a new series of Star Wars films coming this year, Brooks thinks it might finally be the right time for the Spaceballs sequel. In a new interview he hypothesized that, if they were to ever make Spaceballs 2, after the release of The Force Awakens would be the time. But the hurdles are many. Read more about Spaceballs 2 The Search for More Money below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by Angie Han
Rick Moranis isn’t locked in for Ghostbusters 3 yet, but if you’re curious where he thinks his character Louis Tully would’ve ended up, he has some ideas. Also after the jump:
- Peter Jackson discusses the extended cut An Unexpected Journey
- … and you can check out new behind-the-scenes pic from Desolation of Smaug
- Jack Horner says the most recent Jurassic Park 4 plot “didn’t pass muster”
- Lorenzo di Bonaventura has been in touch with actors about Red 3
- Aussie electronic duo Empire of the Sun will score Dumb and Dumber To
- Benjamin Bratt talks about replacing Al Pacino in Despicable Me 2
- Doug Jones is still holding out hope for a third Hellboy
- Val Kilmer‘s Heat sequel idea involves being married to Natalie Portman
- See a poster for Warwick Davis‘ (fake) proposed Willow sequel
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In the Eighties and Nineties, few actors were as popular or marketable as Rick Moranis. The SCTV comedian had an incredible run of Hollywood comedies from Ghostbusters to Little Shop of Horrors, Spaceballs, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Little Giants. He hasn’t appeared in a film since 1996, however, and the general belief is that he’s retired. Not the case. In fact, Moranis has been quite active, doing occasional voice work, performing as a musician, and raising two kids as a single father. His latest album, My Mother’s Brisket, was just released.
In a new interview about that album, Moranis revealed he was very close to making Spaceballs III at one point (yes, you read that right) and that he was contacted about a Ghostbusters sequel several years ago. Read his quotes below. Read More »