Home Sweet Home Alone Easter Egg Reveals What Kevin McCallister's Doing Now
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An Easter egg in Home Sweet Home Alone reveals what Kevin McCallister is up to now - and it seems as if he's doing pretty well for himself these days.
The new adventure comedy is a reboot of the 1990 Christmas film and stars the likes of Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea and Kenan Thompson.
This time, the story follows a kid called Max Mercer (Yates) who - believe it or not - gets left behind when his family jet off to Japan for their holiday.
While Macaulay Culkin isn't reprising his role as Kevin, it turns out there is a nod to his character in the latest instalment.
According to Newsweek, in one shot we see Max has a security system installed at home, with a sign revealing that it's provided by none other than McCallister Security.
Of course, any of the McCallisters may have set up the business, but my money's on the kid who fended off the Wet Bandits with ridiculous booby traps... Although hopefully, he's using slightly more legit forms of protection nowadays.
And the sign isn't the only hint we get of Kevin's present-day life, as his brother Buzz (Devin Ratray) - now a cop - also mentions him at one point, saying his little sibling calls in a 'home alone' prank into the police each year.
Speaking about the Easter eggs to Slash Film, Home Sweet Home Alone director Dan Mazer said the production crew had realised they weren't going to be able to get Macaulay on board.
He said: "I think we did realize it wasn't going to happen and actually didn't necessarily push too hard because then that's what it would be about in a weird way.
"I was very eager that this lived on its own terms and stood on its own two feet and didn't feel too much of a callback fest.
"Hopefully we've struck the balance where there's enough in there where adults will watch it and go, 'Oh yeah, I get that. That's good. Oh, that's funny. That's clever.'
"[...] I think a really clever callback to the original, with one part in there which I think seems intelligent and fresh, and not too arbitrary a token. The challenge was to make a film that lived independently. I didn't want to lean too much on that old stuff."