Former child star Macaulay Culkin has weighed in on Disney’s plans to reboot his 1990 hit film Home Alone, for their Disney+ streaming device.
The 38-year-old - who played the precocious Kevin McAllister in both the original film and the 1992 sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York - shared a somewhat bizarre photo with his half a million Twitter followers on Thursday.
Kevin all grown up
Macaulay gave fans a glimpse far, far into eight-year-old Kevin’s future by tweeting a photo of himself lounging on the couch in a white singlet, a hair band and short shorts.
He’s pictured with one hand on his exposed belly and with a plate of food in the other, while staring intently at his laptop screen.
“This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like,” he captioned the hilarious snap.
It’s safe to say then that Kevin is still pigging out unsupervised in the living room. We can only assume he’s streaming Angels With Filthy Souls on that laptop, right?
This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like. pic.twitter.com/sGj86933LA— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019
Still home alone
Macaulay’s silly pic got major love from fans of the popular Christmas films, some of whom urged the now-grown actor to take up the mantle and play Kevin’s absent-minded dad in the reboot.
John Heard, who played patriarch Peter McAllister in the first two films, passed away in 2017.
Others have taken the time to superimpose Macaulay’s ‘adult’ Kevin on to the cover of Home Alone 3 in anticipation of the upcoming reboot.
Please please please be the dad of the kid in the movie!— Joshua (@joshuabrianlong) August 7, 2019
Home alone: grown up and not minding being alone.— oɔᴉN (@NicoSherk) August 7, 2019
You will always and forever be the best home alone kid ever 😀— StephSmartGal 🐍 (@Asgardqueen27) August 7, 2019
Can't wait for you to play the new SEGA Genesis classic on the next Angry Video Game Nerd episode. pic.twitter.com/2uYoOhqGuu— SEGAbits (@SEGAbits) August 7, 2019
Will Macaulay return for the Home Alone reboot?
He may have leaped to stardom as the smart-talking kid who outsmarts two bungling burglars in the family favourite, but Macaulay famously passed on the being involved in the third, fourth and fifth Home Alone instalments, which turned out to be considerably less successful.
Macaulay, who today has a podcast, Bunny Ears, and is the lead singer in a pizza-themed comedy rock band, The Pizza Underground, isn’t necessarily ruling out a return this time around.
“Hey Disney, call me!” he tweeted.
As of October 2017, Macaulay has been in a relationship with his Changeland co-star Brenda Song. The pair bonded over their shared past as child stars.
Additional reporting by Erin Donnelly.
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