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Home Sweet Home Alone: New Reboot Brings Back Buzz McCallister

Joanna Freedman

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Home Sweet Home Alone: New Reboot Brings Back Buzz McCallister

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Everyone's talking about the Home Alone reboot, Home Sweet Home Alone, after the release of the trailer on Tuesday.

The Disney+ revival has changed quite a bit since we last saw the shenanigans of Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) on our screens.

For one, there's a whole new cast, and the lead is no longer called Kevin, but instead Max Mercer (played by JoJo Rabbit's Archie Yates).


Plus, the robbers are no longer bandits, Harry Lyme (Joe Pesci) and Marv Murchins' (Daniel Stern), but are instead a couple, Pam and Jeff, played by Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney.

Another difference is that Max now has a British accent, thanks to his mother, played by Aisling Bea (who is married to Pete Holmes).

But it's not all change, as there is one returning character in the streamer's remake...

Buzz McCallister is returning (Credit: Disney+)
Buzz McCallister is returning (Credit: Disney+)

Yep, while Macaulay Culkin may have ruled out a return for the movie, we are getting one McCallister in the reboot.

Remember his bully brother, Buzz? Well, he's now back as a policeman.

Buzz was played by Devin Ratray, and while he used to terrorise poor Kevin, he appears to have changed his ways, returning as a 30-year-old copper checking out suspicious individuals in the area.

Perhaps Buzz felt guilty about how little he helped his brother Kevin, back in the day, and it impacted his desire to help others?

Buzz McCallister in the OG Home Alone movie (20th Century Fox)
Buzz McCallister in the OG Home Alone movie (20th Century Fox)

We only catch a glimpse of Buzz in the trailer, but we can't wait to see the man he's turned into today.

The plot for Home Sweet Home Alone follows a similar format to the original, except this time Max's family are on their way to Tokyo, Japan.

Of course, - you guessed it - Max gets left at home, and we can expect all the familiar booby traps, twists and turns as Max defends his property from break-ins.

The film is directed by Dan Mazer, and penned by Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell.

Mark your calendars - Home Sweet Home Alone hits Disney+ on November 12th.

Joanna Freedman
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