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Ryan Reynolds Brings Rick Moranis Out Of Retirement For New Commercial

If you grew up in the 80’s, you most certainly knew the name, Rick Moranis. The actor went on an amazing run of family films, from the Ghostbusters franchise to the Honey, I Shrunk The Kids films, and many more, Moranis was a comedy staple and really making a mark in Hollywood. Then, one day, he just seemingly walked away. He stopped acting and decided to take on his greatest role in life as a full time father after the untimely passing of his wife. Now, over twenty years, Moranis has returned to the screen, albeit in a very unlikely manner.

While it has been confirmed that Moranis will reprise his iconic role as hapless scientist, Wayne Szalinski, in the Disney+ reboot of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, of which Josh Gad will star, he made his first appearance in years not in a film, but a commercial. This commercial just so happens to be for Ryan Reynold’s Mint Mobile, which the Deadpool star is promoting his cellular service’s new $30 unlimited plan. Reynolds doesn’t even have any lines for Moranis, he simply wanted him to be there, and compares his absence from Hollywood to Mint Mobile’s absence of an unlimited plan, until now. Moranis shrugs and gives one of his legendary bewildered looks, then walks away. Ryan just looks on at the actor in wonder and joy.


Rick Moranis walked away from the silver screen for the best of reasons, to raise his children and give them all of his love and attention. And, while he never truly ‘retired’ from acting, he has turned down everything until now. He even turned down a return to the world of Ghostbusters for the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife, feeling that a 30 second cameo didn’t make any sense to him. But, as Moranis looks to rejoin Hollywood, however gradually, fans are excited for his return.

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