Macaulay Culkin has confirmed that he’s not involved with the forthcoming Disney+ reboot Home Sweet Home Alone.
Home Alone’s Kevin McCallister will not be returning to defend his house this year. Culkin took to Twitter to set the record straight following speculation over a potential cameo appearance in the reboot. “Just a heads up since I’ve been getting this question a lot today: I am NOT in the new Home Alone reboot,” he wrote. “I wish all involved the best of luck though.”
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
Rumors of Culkin’s possible involvement in the reboot emerged this week after fans spotted a familiar-looking face in the first trailer for Home Sweet Home Alone, which is due to premiere on Disney+ next month. In the footage, a police officer with a “McCallister” name badge pulls up to inspect a local neighborhood following “reports of suspicious people” in the area.
The uniform is worn by actor Devin Ratray, who played Kevin’s older brother Buzz in 1990’s Home Alone and its sequel. The inclusion of an OG Home Alone star in the reboot sparked rumors of Culkin returning for more holiday hijinks but unfortunately, his social media statement seems definitive, leaving Archie Yates’ Max Mercer to draw up his own battle plan.
Arriving on Disney+ on November 12, Home Sweet Home Alone’s cast also includes Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons, Pete Holmes, Ally Maki, and Chris Parnell, together with Rob Delaney and Ellie Kemper, playing a troubled married couple looking to steal a priceless heirloom. The film is directed by Dan Mazer from a script by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.
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