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There’s A Petition Demanding Macaulay Culkin Play Kevin As An Adult Child In The ‘Home Alone’ Reboot

Home Alone looms large in America’s cinematic psyche. This is partly because it’s a great movie and partly because it’s played 24 hours a day for a week during the holidays. Recently it was announced that Disney is planning a Home Alone reboot of the classic film and now one fan’s pleasantly unsettling vision for the project has picked up steam online.

In a Tweet that has gone viral Lawrence Ward demanded that Macaulay Culkin be allowed to reprise his iconic role as Kevin McCallister, writing:

“Disney are remaking Home Alone. This is a petition for them to re-cast 38 year old Macauley Culkin as 9 year old Kevin McCallister and have nobody in the film acknowledge it.”

Oh hell yes.

https://twitter.com/LawrWard/status/1169216609522786304

The key points appear to be that the role be played by Culkin (who else honestly?) and that the character’s 30+ year leap in age go completely unacknowledged leading to a wonderfully weird effect that might tear the entire universe gloriously in half. Or might just be really funny.

Thanks to the wizardry of the internet, Ward was quickly fact-checked by Culkin himself, who corrected his age (he’s 39) but was otherwise “100% behind this idea.”

It’s good that Culkin has signed on because everyone else who heard the idea was very much on board. 

https://twitter.com/ScyneWaive/status/1170452130496335872

If we’re lucky such a movie would have the same energy as this sketch Culkin appeared in a few years ago.

Your move, Disney.

https://twitter.com/LawrWard/status/1170365209476833280