New Disney+ Home Alone Reboot Casting Revealed
New details on the upcoming Disney+ Home Alone reboot have been revealed, with Ally Maki (Toy Story 4), Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), and Chris Parnell (Hot Rod) joining the cast.
According to “The DisInsider”, Ally Maki will be playing a character called Mei, with Kenan Thompson playing a character called Gavin, and Chris Parnell will be playing Uncle Stu.
The upcoming Disney+ movie also stars Archie Yates (JoJo Rabbit) as the main character Max, who has stolen a porcelain doll from Rob Delaney (Deadpool 2) and Ellie Kemper (The Office). Also set to appear in the new Home Alone film are Aisling Bea (This Way Up), Pete Holmes (Don’t Think Twice), Timothy Simons (Veep), and Mikey Day (Saturday Night Live).
Filming on the new film had begun in March, but was shut down to the Coronavirus situation, but is due to resume filming in Montreal and Los Angeles soon.
Dirty Grandpa director Dan Mazer is set to direct the Disney+ reboot and Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidel are writing the script.
The first three Home Alone movies are currently available on Disney+ in some countries.
Are you excited to see a new Home Alone movie?
Not really, I'm getting sick and tired of Disney remakes with poor story development. Why is the Disney company rebooting Home Alone. We already have 5 Home Alone movies. Also the plot from the 1990s of Kevins family rushing to the airport won't work anymore as airports have high security. They would either have to have his family stranded on being on Amtrak Train or on a Cruise ship or on the Greyhound bus or stranded at the airport. Also we now use cellphones as Kevin's mom can easily call him, unless they have Kevin ignore the cellphone and text message calls. And also Kevin would likely be surfing the Internet, make online social friends or stream videos and would play video games. There wouldn't be VCRs, landlines, analog TVs being used anymore like in the 1990s film. Also the burglars in the film would have to contact Kevin through the use of email, social media and facebook and try to scam Kevin out of his money and he would have to be clever before they decide to invade his house. Also are they going have Kevin use modern traps like in Home Alone 4 or 5? So I'm assuming this remake will be like Home Alone 4 and 5. If so then I'm not really interested as it sounds like a rehashed Disney remake unless they come up with a good story line for the Home Alone reboot as I'm only interested in good story telling at this point.
I think that it isn't a remake so much as an out-of-universe spin-off with different characters
Well The DisInsider (a major Disney site), reported that this new Home Alone might act as a secret sequel to the first 2 Home Alone films instead of being a complete reboot cause there are rumors that some characters from the first 2 films will pop up in this new Home Alone and those rumored characters are Buzz McCallister, Harry, Marv and most importantly Kevin McCallister. Plus another rumor The DisInsider reported is that Disney wants Macaulay Culkin to appear in this new Home Alone and possibly reprise his role as Kevin, so this is Disney saying yes this is a new story but it will be in-universe with the first 2 Home Alone films and acknowledge them while retconning the last 3 films, yes they would have to modernize things since the world has drastically changed over the past 30 years since those first 2 films came out but if this film captures the magic of the first 2 films while modernizing it it could work very well.