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Rick Moranis will not appear in Paul Feig's Ghostbusters and explains why

10.07.2015

One by one, the living members of the GHOSTBUSTERS original cast have been signing on to take part in Paul Feig's reboot of the franchise for Sony Pictures. After GHOSTBUSTERS 3 eventually fell through and the decision was made to shake the dust off the property and put it back into action, there was a lot of wonder if we'd see the likes of Dan Aykroyd or Bill Murray show their faces as a part of the new direction of GHOSTBUSTERS. The answers to that are yes and yes, and then slowly but surely, we got Ernie Hudson and Annie Potts and Sigourney Weaver.

However, the one original cast member who we hadn't heard about one way or the other was Rick Moranis. Having played accountant Louis Tully in both early GHOSTBUSTERS film, there was a great degree of interest in Moranis perhaps popping up in a cameo, as the others seemed to be doing, because... well, it's Rick Moranis. Who wouldn't love to see him on the big screen, if even just for a minute, in a GHOSTBUSTERS project?

Apparently Rick Moranis. That's who.

Moranis has finally commented on the chances of showing up in Feig's film, explaining to The Hollywood Reporter that he was offered the chance to have a walk-on role in the movie.

I wish them well. I hope it's terrific. But it just makes no sense to me. Why would I do just one day of shooting on something I did 30 years ago?

It's really hard to fault that sort of logic.

He holds no ill will against another GHOSTBUSTERS movie being made, but he's moved on and would rather not go back to the well for himself again. I get it, and I respect it. It's not for him, and that's really the end of it. It is what it is.

I definitely would recommend reading the rest of Moranis' conversation, if you rank among those who have been wondering where he's been, what he's been up to, when we might see him again. It's quite the interesting piece about someone who simply shifted around the priorities in their life and still wound up incredibly satisfied.

Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS hits theaters on July 15, 2016.

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12:41AM on 10/09/2015
Good decision, Rick!
Good decision, Rick!
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7:26AM on 10/08/2015
Good on Rick.
I think he lost his wife so he concentrated on the more important things in his life which was his family so he kind of turned his back on the movie business. Don't blame him really.
Good on Rick.
I think he lost his wife so he concentrated on the more important things in his life which was his family so he kind of turned his back on the movie business. Don't blame him really.
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11:37PM on 10/07/2015
I totally forgot that he was in Brother Bear.
I totally forgot that he was in Brother Bear.
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10:49PM on 10/07/2015
Way to go Rick, I would rather see him in a Spaceballs sequel or in a Bob and Doug project over this crap.
Way to go Rick, I would rather see him in a Spaceballs sequel or in a Bob and Doug project over this crap.
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6:40PM on 10/07/2015
Would love to see him in any project some day though.
Would love to see him in any project some day though.
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6:16PM on 10/07/2015
I have to wonder if his one day shoot was just random cameo and not as Louis Tully and maybe that itself was off-putting to him to even bother with a 30 year old role not affiliated with the cameo.
Deep down, I am really hoping they surprise us and make the original cameo's as who they were 30 years ago and not just random taxi driver or coffee shop guy or too afraid to take down Casper's uncles cameo. etc.
Only time will tell. Either way, I miss Rick Moranis. He did the right thing, I mean
I have to wonder if his one day shoot was just random cameo and not as Louis Tully and maybe that itself was off-putting to him to even bother with a 30 year old role not affiliated with the cameo.
Deep down, I am really hoping they surprise us and make the original cameo's as who they were 30 years ago and not just random taxi driver or coffee shop guy or too afraid to take down Casper's uncles cameo. etc.
Only time will tell. Either way, I miss Rick Moranis. He did the right thing, I mean with leaving Hollywood to raise his kids.
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5:57PM on 10/07/2015
And the Misogyny Yelpers start stupidly wagging their fingers in 3...2...1...
And the Misogyny Yelpers start stupidly wagging their fingers in 3...2...1...
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4:06PM on 10/07/2015
I didn't think he would even cameo in this because I thought he was done with movies in general, never mind a movie he did 30 years ago.
I didn't think he would even cameo in this because I thought he was done with movies in general, never mind a movie he did 30 years ago.
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3:52PM on 10/07/2015
Smart move on his part...
I wonder though if Rick Moranis blocks every movie project that comes his way. Would love to see him back in something.
Smart move on his part...
I wonder though if Rick Moranis blocks every movie project that comes his way. Would love to see him back in something.
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3:08PM on 10/07/2015
The man, has had a life clanging event with his wife dying from cancer and I can relate as my wife died from cancer a year and a half ago. As much as I'd like to see him in a movie again I don't think it will happen besides doing some voice acting. I'm glad he didn't join in with this piece of crap movie. If he is happy and moved on then let him stay moved on.
The man, has had a life clanging event with his wife dying from cancer and I can relate as my wife died from cancer a year and a half ago. As much as I'd like to see him in a movie again I don't think it will happen besides doing some voice acting. I'm glad he didn't join in with this piece of crap movie. If he is happy and moved on then let him stay moved on.
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3:50PM on 10/07/2015
I'm sorry to hear man
I'm sorry to hear man
4:06PM on 10/07/2015
Sorry about your wife man.
Sorry about your wife man.
4:11PM on 10/07/2015
"I'm glad he didn't join in with this piece of crap movie." Oh, have you seen it already?
"I'm glad he didn't join in with this piece of crap movie." Oh, have you seen it already?
5:55PM on 10/07/2015
He doesn't have to see it.

The known concept itself is crap.
He doesn't have to see it.

The known concept itself is crap.
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