‘Goonies 2’ Happening with Entire Cast Set to Return

Richard Donner makes the announcement during a TMZ interview, where he claims he is ready to helm this long awaited sequel.
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‘Goonies 2’ Happening with Entire Cast Set to Return

The Goonies 2 has been a rumored sequel swimming around Hollywood for years. It's never gotten off the ground, though, and most assumed it was just a pipedream. Now, during an off-handed TMZ interview taking place in the street, original director Richard Donner confirms that the sequel is happening, and that the entire cast will return.

He makes the announcement after fielding questions about Hollywood's reliance on superhero movies. When asked if he'd return to the genre he helped create with 1978's Superman, he says, "If you call The Goonies a comic book."

Here is the video:

Director Richard Donner makes this announcement in the street.

"We're doing a sequel."

When asked if any of the original cast is going to return, he says,

"Hopefully all of them."

A script for The Goonies 2 had been written some years ago, which follows a group of new kids, the sons and daughters of the original Goonies, who all go off on an adventure like the one seen in the original movie. Most of the cast, including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, and Martha Plimpton have expressed an interest in returning in the past few years. For a while, Warner Bros. considered turning the title into a direct-to-video franchise, like they did with Corey Feldman's The Lost Boys.

In 2008, it was rumored that a new writer had boarded the project, but that was never confirmed by the studio. This is certainly an odd way to announce a sequel that many have waited years to see. It's possible that Richard Donner is simply keeping the hope alive, and the rumor mill running. What do you think of this latest announcement?

The Goonies 2 is in development .

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  • Erinn-Mathis • 2 weeks ago

    Has everyone failed to notice Corey Feldman died in 1993!

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  • PhillipGroucho • 2 weeks ago

    Yawn. Let it die. The film isn't even that good! Doesn't stand the test of time like many others. Heck i only don't like it because the score freaks me the hell out!!!!!

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    • Anna-Boone • 2 weeks ago

      Too bad my brother isn't still alive to be here for it. This was his most favorite movie of all time. He watched it more than 100x and could recite every word. I watch it every so often to remind me of him and part of our childhood 👫 He died over sea's in Poland in the navy on a sea trial mission. R.I.P Ivan. I miss you 💗

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      • Don-Fairley • 3 weeks ago

        This story was over a year ago. If they were still planning to shoot you would think they would've started by now. On May 8 2015 Sean Astin stated they were still trying to "figure it out". I am one who would watch it if they did though.

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        • Bobby-Salmond • 3 weeks ago

          If you're going to write a headline, at least make it accurate. Start by first actually listening to what Donner said in the interview and then go on over to IMDB Pro and check out the ACTUAL status of the project, which is only in Development with one name on it: Donner's.

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          • Glen-Rux • 3 weeks ago

            First of all. It isn't the entire cast and never will be. John Matuszak (Sloth) died in 1989, Anne Ramsey (Ma Fratelli) died in 1988, Keith Walker (Mr. Walsh) Died in 1996, Lupe Ontiveros (Rosalita) Died in 2012, and Mary Ellen Trainor (Mrs. Walsh) Died this year (2015). It will not be the same without Sloth, nor will it be the same without the evil matriarch Ma Fratelli. I will gladly support this movie, but it won't be the same. They (Donner and Spielberg) should have struck while the iron was hot years ago.

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            • Tracy-Oxler-Kroah • 3 weeks ago

              Would love for this to happen, my kids even love this movie the Goonies. Would love to share this with them again.

              Please come back original stars and make this movie possible.

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              • Bobby-Tribble • 3 weeks ago

                I thought Goonies 2 was the one where they rescue a mermaid?

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                • Walter-Halycz • 3 weeks ago

                  Can't wait! I love the 80's. This won't be as good as part one but I know I will be going to see this when it comes out.

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                  • Rick-Friar • 3 weeks ago

                    omg yes! Our children can enjoy it all new with the original cast!

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                    • Andrew-Bruno • 3 weeks ago

                      YES! Another sequel nobody asked for and nobody wants!

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                      • Dennis-Lasater • 3 weeks ago

                        Exciting....just like the lost boys sequel. 😞X3 .dont damage a good thing!

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                        • Eileen-Patricia-Ellis • 3 weeks ago

                          I am an 80s fanatic, I loved this movie when I was a kid, and today my kids have seen the movie and they loved it. My kids want a sequel. Un like people may think, the kids today, I think will have the same perception of the movie as I did as a child. It's an adventure, stories of pirates and finding gold and saving a community. I lived near the ocean growing up so this movie was fun for us to see. Me my sister and my two cousins. We even lived down the street from a ship yard. So yes definitely we need a sequel because goonies never die..long live the goonies and Corey Feldman, lol I love him and I know for sure he will make the sequel extraordinary.

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                          • Rachel-Langford • 3 weeks ago

                            Exactly how can the entire cast return when members of the original cast are no longer alive?

                            River Phoenix died in 1993

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                            • Chad-Skipper • 3 weeks ago

                              Uh he wasn't in goonies

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                            • Brian-Noles • 3 weeks ago

                              Yeah..and how can the original cast return for daredevil 2 when Paul walker is dead? or City Slickers 2 when Robin williams is dead? :P

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                              • Brian-Noles • 3 weeks ago

                                Rachel..you might've been thinking of 'stand by me'. Helps if you imdb 'goonies' to see cast list. The only people who are dead from Goonies is Sloth and mama fratelli.

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                                • Pati-Guemez • 3 weeks ago

                                  River Phoenix wasn't in Goonies....he was Stand by Me

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                                • Movie-Man-Smith • 1 year ago

                                  With a great script, the original cast returning in some fashion and if Richard Donner still think he has the gas to do it, . . . then I'd love to see it. Color me hopeful.

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

                                    @Michael-Kolesik Yeah, I didn't expect that either.

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                                    • fred-riedel • 1 year ago

                                      Hoping they will bring back Curtis Hanson as well. He was the real-estate salesman un the original who now lives in the Portland area.

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                                      • castortroy1911 • 1 year ago

                                        Let's hope Jeff Cohen can be just as funny as a thin bald man as he was as a fat kid (long live Chunk).

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                                        • Michael-Kolesik • 1 year ago

                                          Well damn, that was unexpected

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                                          • profile-32062230 • 1 year ago

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