ICYMI, Disney is making a TV present based mostly on Christmas film traditional The Santa Clause and its two sequels. The Disney Plus present, titled The Santa Clauses, will revisit Scott Calvin, as performed by Tim Allen, on his sixty fifth birthday. He realizes that he can’t sustain this Santa Clause schtick without end, so he units out to discover a substitute. Disney unveiled the primary take a look at the brand new collection on Twitter.
There’s loads happening right here: Santa in a button-up, Kal Penn, Station Eleven’s Matilda Lawler. Nevertheless it’s what lacking that caught our eye: A definite lack of Bernard the Scorching Elf on this promotional picture! Justice for Bernard!
For these not acquainted, Bernard the Scorching Elf is definitely Bernard the Head Elf, as performed by David Krumholtz in 1994’s The Santa Clause and the 2002 sequel. He’s the elf who exhibits Tim Allen’s Scott Calvin round — and extra importantly for the needs of this text, impressed younger childhood crushes in all places. Was it the dreamy brown eyes? The attractive curly hair? The inexplicable New York accent?
“Maybe I had a swagger once I was 16 years previous,” Krumholtz mentioned to Vulture in an interview.
Now, by the logic of the Santa Clause motion pictures, it most likely doesn’t make sense for Krumholtz, who’s now 44, to reprise the position. The Christmas elves within the Santa Clause trilogy seem as kids, despite the fact that they’re a whole bunch of years previous. However even when the showrunners managed to clarify away why Bernard is now a 44-year-old man, there’s additionally the larger concern of if Krumholtz even needs to reprise his position. As he mentioned to Vulture, he skipped out on the third film, partly due to scheduling conflicts, however partly as a result of he felt just like the script devalued the character.
Alas, Bernard doesn’t appear to be concerned in The Santa Clauses — or at the very least, not on this promotional picture. Along with Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell returns to the forged as Carol aka Mrs. Claus. Kal Penn, of Harold and Kumar fame, in the meantime, joins as Simon Choksi, a sport inventor with aspirations to grow to be the following Jeff Bezos — who could grow to be the following Santa as a substitute. The present will premiere later this 12 months.