Just because reboots/sequels in 2019 didn’t perform as expected at the box office, doesn’t mean Hollywood is giving up on them. That’d be too easy!
Disney is deep in development on a reboot/sequel of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. According to the most recent reports, Josh Gad is set to star. He was the one started this mess by pitching the idea to Disney.
The studio is hoping to convince the original director Joe Johnston to return. He was not involved in the previous sequels, which did not perform well. The second one went straight-to-video.
In this version, Gad will play Wayne’s grown-up son, who follows in his father’s footsteps by not only becoming a scientist, but also accidentally shrinking his children.
Sounds completely unnecessary, but also not surprising. I suppose they believe if they get the original director involved, people will just accept it and be like, “Oh, if he approves, then hell yeah!”
We’ll keep you posted as more details come out.