Over a year ago, rumors began spreading regarding a possible sequel to ’80s classic Goonies.
According to Richard Donner, Steven Spielberg was working on a new story for the project, which caused every Goonies fan across the globe to fan out over a possible on-screen reunion of the cast.
As time passed and no one confirmed anything people assumed it was over.. or was it?
Word is, The Goonies movie will happen.
Sean Astin, who played Mikey in the 1985 movie, spoke with Tulsaworld.com spoke on the status of the long-gestating sequel:
“I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made.”
“The precise makeup of it, I have no idea,” he said. “Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea. But it doesn’t matter. It’s bigger – it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”
Whoever is sitting on the paperwork to make this happen needs to get things in order.
I'm fairly young, but can you imagine a diehard Goonie fan who actually saw this in theatres when it dropped? 30 years they have been waiting on the edge of their seat, buying memorabilia and what not.
We have seen countless movies with less traction get a round two, so what's the hold up with Goonies?
Someone needs to cut the check and make this happen.