Macaulay Culkin's idea of a 'Home Alone' reboot involves couch surfing the net while eating a bowl of pasta
The 38-year-old original star of Home Alone movie series tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a couch in his boxers, a Nintendo 64 controller at his feet, a laptop and mouse on his lap, eating a bowl of pasta
Actor Macaulay Culkin has joined in the fun after Disney announced that it's rebooting the classic '90s 'Home Alone' franchise by posting a picture mocking the decision.
The 38-year-old original star of Home Alone movie series tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a couch in his boxers, a Nintendo 64 controller at his feet, a laptop and mouse on his lap, eating a takeaway and captioned it: "This is what an updated ‘Home Alone’ would actually look like."
The image, posted by Culkin on Thursday, soon became viral, getting over 487,000 likes. Culkin then responded to his own tweet by writing: "Hey @Disney, call me!” That tweet received nearly 50,000 likes from social media users.
Although the tweet implies that Disney has not gotten in touch with the actor yet about the new 'Home Alone,' Culkin was spotted on LA’s Wilshire Boulevard filming a festive Christmas scene last month. This has led many to believe that the actor might just be featured in the reboot.
This is what an updated Home Alone would actually look like. pic.twitter.com/sGj86933LA— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) August 7, 2019
Culkin, popular for playing the notorious 8-year-old Kevin McCallister in 1990, appears to have lived up to the notoriety of his Home Alone character and is known as a leading troll in Hollywood.
Among his multiple entertaining antics include soliciting JK Rowling for a job, forming a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band called the Pizza Underground, live-tweeting the Oscars, and creating a parody news website featuring pieces on tie-dyeing buttholes. He also recently reprised 'Home Alone' role — as an adult Kevin McAllister — in an advertisement for Google.
Many others on social media had a similar reaction to the news of Home Alone's reboot with many tweeting memes, and saying that a reboot of a classic is not the best idea Disney's had.
One user wrote: "Does #HomeAlone really need a Disney reboot? Or is this yet another sign of a studio that has run out of ideas, clinging to older successes as a cash cow?"
"Dont even think about rebooting this Disney. Not this one. #HomeAlone," Twitter user këchëta wrote.
While another said: "Disney wants to reboot #HomeAlone Nobody wants this. Want proof? There are 4 sequels to Home Alone that nobody cares about. The first movie was perfect. No reboot or sequel will ever recapture the magic that was the orginal."