‘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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  • 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.


    • themoviefanatic • 1 year ago

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


      • 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.


        • 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).


          • Michael-Kolesik • 1 year ago

            Well damn, that was unexpected


            • profile-32062230 • 1 year ago



              • wolf06 • 1 year ago

                Great news, this was a film - in the same way was monster squad that was meant to have sequels, just a shame its a long time, too much a gap. The younger generation are not going to appreciate that unless they make a lot of links or relaunch the original in some way so all know the story. Bet a sequel than a remake though. Hopefully a good young cast and more sequels. - Original still rules though


                • alex-shepiro • 1 year ago

                  Not all the Cast. Mama Fratelli and Sloth are no longer with us :(


                  • profile-34311933 • 1 year ago

                    Sean Astin when asked this Saturday at Saint Louis Wizard World if there was to be a Goonies 2 his reply was "Maybe sooner than later". Somebody in the audience with a smart phone found it was mentioned that the project was a go in which Sean replied "Like I said, maybe sooner than later".


                    • jlarrea • 1 year ago

                      Dont even think about it!! Gonnies is a classic


                      • Justin-Neault • 1 year ago

                        A little late on the April fools joke there Donner.


                        • Hong-Anh-T • 1 year ago

                          so far :(


                          • CoreyB • 1 year ago

                            Donner u crazy bastard


                            • lancelievense • 1 year ago

                              I hope it good


                              • 2movieguys • 1 year ago

                                Isn't it 30 years too late!??.


                                • masterofthemoon • 1 year ago

                                  According to one article I read Warner Brothers had this to say about a Goonies 2, "As great as "The Goonies" was and still is, the film is one example of '80s childhood nostalgia that Hollywood doesn't need to revisit, since the cult classic simply cannot be improved upon."


                                  • ed-wood • 1 year ago

                                    I have to say, I'm excited for this one.


                                    • bellandedward1 • 1 year ago

                                      Interesting and cool at the same time what is the adventure going to be this time


                                      • Daniel-Helmick • 1 year ago

                                        Yup. Matuszak is most definitely dead. Might want to edit that article some, guys.


                                        • profile-53774880 • 1 year ago

                                          I call bullsh*t. How can John Matuszak be part of it when he is dead?


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