The holidays are fast approaching and that for some people that means spending quality family time in front of the TV watching Kevin McCallister prank Dr. House after he’s left alone in the house by his parents. Sorry for the spoilers of the cult classic. We’re going to be even more sorry to report these new spoilers about the Home Alone reboot! For years fans of the original movie have wanted more of Kevin McCallister. Now Disney + is getting ready to make a new holiday classic Home Sweet Home Alone that will serve as a reboot of the Home Alone movies. Some of your favorite characters may not be involved.
Macaulay Culkin Confirms His Absence
Kevin McCallister himself, Macaulay Culkin, had been pretty much the voice of the reboot. Calling for the story to be revisited for years. Now it seems though that the saga’s beloved character is not even going to get a cameo appearance in the new film. Macaulay took to Twitter to let folks know that he was not going to be involved in the movie in any capacity. He did however, wish all of those who are involved in the movie luck. Macaulay directly shot down the rumors saying,
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“Hey y’all. Just a heads up since I’ve been getting this question a lot today: I am NOT in the new ‘Home Alone’ reboot,”
Hey y'all. Just a heads up since I've been getting this question a lot today:
I am NOT in the new Home Alone reboot.
I wish all involved the best of luck though.
— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) October 13, 2021
Is This Like An Andrew Garfield Tactic?
Could Macaulay be pulling an Andrew Garfield here? Outright denying that he’s going to be in the movie just so that fans can get really surprised when they do see him on screen. So far from what we know there is no indication that Macaulay’s character Kevin will even get a mention in the new movie. Although fans did point out that in the trailer for the film there’s an officer with a badge that says McCallister on it. Although, all indications are that if that is to be true the officer is Kevin’s big brother Buzz. Played by Devin Ratray in the original film.
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The Premise Behind Home Sweet Home Alone
Since we’re in the spirit of giving out spoilers we’re going to give out some details that you were probably already expecting anyway surrounding the film. Home Sweet Home is going to follow pretty much the same formula as its predecessors. This time around though it’s not going to be the McCallister’s that leave their kid at home. The film features a character called Max Mercer played by “Jojo Rabbit” star Archie Yates. He’s the kid that’s going to be left at home. With Pam (played by Ellie Kemper) and Jeff (played by Rob Delaney) serving as the robbers who are trying to break into the house.
It Doesn’t Seem Like The Film Will Feature Too Many Surprises
Certainly the premise of the film isn’t necessarily surprising to anyone who has seen the previous movies. However, the screenplay was written by “Saturday Night Live” writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell and directed by Dan Mazer. There are other SNL alumni in the cast like Keenan Thompson. With that line up it can be said that not all hope is lost. Although McCaulay has mentioned that he won’t be in the film maybe he’ll surprise us!