Rick Moranis Will Not Appear In ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

A Vanity Fair report on Ghostbusters: Afterlife confirms Rick Moranis will not return for the upcoming sequel.

One of the many colorful characters to appear in the first Ghostbusters film was Louis Tully, a socially-inept accountant portrayed by Rick Moranis who vied for the attention of Sigourney Weaver’s Dana Barrett. Five years later, Rick Moranis reprised his role as Louis Tully in the less well-received Ghostbusters II.

Now, over 30 years after the last installment of the original series was released in theaters, director Jason Reitman will continue the Ghostbusters story with a sequel subtitled Afterlife that will include many returning veterans from the first two entries. Unfortunately, the following portion of Vanity Fair’s report on Ghostbusters: Afterlife confirms that Rick Moranis will not be returning to portray Louis Tully:

“Rick Moranis, who was accountant Louis Tully in the original, has largely withdrawn from performing over the past 20 years and did not return.

Rick Moranis’ absence from Ghostbusters: Afterlife may be disappointing, but is likely expected. After his wife died of cancer in 1991, Rick Moranis began slowly moving away from public life to focus his time on being a full-time father. Since 1997, Rick Moranis has not appeared in any live-action films, although he has provided his voice to some animated projects and participated in TV specials.

Here is the official synopsis for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife:

When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.

Directed by Jason Reitman from a script he co-wrote with Gil Kena, Ghostbusters: Afterlife stars Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Bokeem Woodbine, Oliver Cooper, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Annie Potts.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is scheduled to be released in theaters on July 10, 2020.

Source: Vanity Fair

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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Sebastian Peris

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