After four months and a good half-hour of my shoddy Photoshopping, Disney+’s Home Alone is coming together.
First announced back in August, the reboot now reportedly has a cast that includes Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, and Jojo Rabbit‘s Archie Yates. While Yates is presumably the kid left alone, it’s unclear whether Delaney and Kemper are the burglars or if the mother character will return to being a noted ginger improviser.
Anyway, before anyone gets upset that the sanctity of Home Alone is being ruined, note that there have already been three absolutely terrible follow-ups to Home Alone 2. None of them involved the original cast but some did include North Korean agents and French Stewart, so it’s not like this is some previously unblemished franchise. Just let Disney do their bullshit with the knowledge that nothing will ever approach the excellence of the original: 1971’s Straw Dogs.