It is nearly Xmas (sorry but it is), so let’s talk Xmas movies, and we are going big! So could Macaulay Culkin return to new Home Alone?
What we DO KNOW is Eddie Murphy will be featuring in an Xmas movie this festive season.
As we SHOULD all know the Home Alone film series is a popular and beloved collection of family comedy movies.
The series began in the early 1990s and has entertained audiences of all ages.
First two films
The first two films, featuring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, are the most well-known and cherished entries in the series.
They are considered holiday classics and are often watched during the Christmas season.
John Williams and stars Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern all decided against being part of the third release, as well as Culkin.
By 1994, the actor was burnt out having appeared in 15 movies, an amazing and troubling statistic.
The subsequent films, with different characters and storylines, did not achieve the same level of popularity as the original two.
Macaulay Culkin return to new Home Alone?
Earlier this year, TV & movie news website ‘Giant Freaking Robot‘ made the huge annoucement that the news that Macaulay Culkin would be returning for a new Home Alone movie on Disney+.
In the latest Home Alone film (Home Sweet Home Alone) it is mentioned that Kevin, now fully grown up, now owns a security company (oh the irony!)
“Macaulay Culkin returning as the CEO of a thriving security firm within the Home Alone universe is undeniably intriguing. Imagining a scenario where Kevin’s own child is accidentally left behind,” wrote That Christmas Magic.
But this is just dreaming, as we don’t know the plot of the new film.
All we can do is hope.
Home Alone History – Spoilers Alert!
Here are the main films in the “Home Alone” series:
Home Alone (1990):
Directed by Chris Columbus.
Written and produced by John Hughes.
The first film in the series follows the adventures of Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, a young boy who is accidentally left behind by his family when they go on vacation for Christmas. Kevin must defend his home from two bumbling burglars using a variety of ingenious traps.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992):
Also directed by Chris Columbus and produced by John Hughes.
In this sequel, Kevin finds himself alone in New York City during Christmas and ends up at the Plaza Hotel. The same two burglars from the first film, Harry and Marv, played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, also end up in New York, and Kevin must outwit them once again.
Home Alone 3 (1997):
Directed by Raja Gosnell.
This film features an entirely new cast and storyline. Alex Pruitt, played by Alex D. Linz, is a young boy who defends his home from a group of international spies who are after a valuable microchip.
Home Alone 3 was unsuccessful compared to its predecessors, making $79million against a $32million budget.
Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002):
This is a made-for-TV movie.
Directed by Rod Daniel.
Kevin McCallister, played by Mike Weinberg, is back in this installment, but the film serves as a reboot with a different cast. Kevin must once again protect his home from Marv, who has a new partner.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist (2012):
Also a made-for-TV movie.
Directed by Peter Hewitt.
The film follows a new family in a different location. Young Finn Baxter and his sister must defend their home from thieves during the holiday season.
Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)
The movie brings back some familiar faces, including Devin Raytray portraying Officer Buzz McCallister.
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