‘The Goonies’ Sequel Officially Dead

Director Richard Donner hints that the film may be turned into a Broadway musical instead.
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‘The Goonies’ Sequel Officially Dead

It seems that a classic 80s film will no longer be sequelized. According to a tiny blurb at the bottom of a Variety story, The Goonies 2 is officially dead, according to The Goonies director Richard Donner.

"We tried really hard, and Steven (Spielberg) said, 'Let's do it.' We had a lot of young writers submit work, but it just didn't seem to call for it," Donner said.

Donner did hint at another way this franchise might be revived. "I'm in the process of trying to get it done as a musical on Broadway. Wouldn't that be great?"

The Goonies 2 is in development .

The Goonies was released June 7th, 1985.

Sources:Variety

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  • bearboyd • 6 years ago

    I want to see a sequel but on the big screen, not as a musical that's terrible. I also don't want to see an animation. I think it should be the kids come back from college and go on an adventure (except Josh and Kerri's character's since they're older). Either that or have their kids all get together and go on an adventure (and have Josh and Kerri's characters married). I think it would be cool if they do something similar to what either they originally did or their kids go on a similar adventure after hearing the stories. I think they could have it where they get tired of hearing their parent's stories but then end up on a similar adventure and are able to get out of bad situations during their adventure because they remembered what they were told.

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    • donnie • 6 years ago

      Who And The Hell Would Rather Want To See A Musical Than A Actual Movie... I Wanted To See Goonies 2 Hit The Big Screen ....

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      • jbabin26 • 7 years ago

        OMG eat sh*t. Goonies on Broadway. SHut up with your egos and just do the film. A sequel would be awesome and a stupid f***ing broadway PLAY. I lost faith in looking fondly to sequels you pig hollywood bastards. I hope your play bombs you stupid f***s.

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        • nicko • 7 years ago

          Turning The Goonies into a broadway musical. I don't think so.

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          • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

            ok Vamp, think it's about time you were honest about you're sexuality. lol

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            • thisguy • 7 years ago

              DAMN! i was looking forward to another movie! No musical that would be stupid as hell!

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              • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                I.... uh..... I liked "Hairspray." Hell, I bought it.....

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                • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                  Thank You God!!

                  Hairspray sucks.

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                  • diaigma • 7 years ago

                    LOL. I will admit john Travolta as a fat woman was pretty awesome :)

                    Hairspray was great on stage, don't get me wrong, but...wait...you're being sarcastic, aren't you rad? You're a hard man to read :)

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                    • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

                      how dare you Diaigma,... Hairspary is a classic that belongs on the top 100 greatest movie list. it had ia all. bad acting, crap singing and dancing, f*cked up hair-styles. whats not to like?

                      simply awesome!

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                      • diaigma • 7 years ago

                        Yea! There was no need for a sequel. Thank you. A Musical though...that's a neat idea. Instead of crappy sequels, they should make musicals instead!

                        And no, I'm not a musical hater...unless it's as annoying as Hairspray.

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                        • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

                          Musical wouldn't be bad.....

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                          • theboywhocriedsequel • 7 years ago

                            I didnt want it done, a musical? Please dont

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                            • zgcorleone072 • 7 years ago

                              good i don't think they should remake it the original was good and the sequel would probaly suck anways. and don't turn it into a musical trust me nobody would wanna see that sh*t.

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                              • lucylu • 7 years ago

                                Please step away from the musical ideal...

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                                • herecomethefuzz • 7 years ago

                                  bummer

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                                  • slysnide • 7 years ago

                                    -No.....In answer to whether it'd be great as a Broadway Musical.

                                    I can't believe they waited so long to even conceive a sequel in the first place, and with both Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) & Sloth (John Maszack?) dying within 4yrs after the original, it'd be weird.

                                    Only Josh Brolin (Brand) & Sean Astin (Mikey) had real careers after this, and Corey Feldman's was short lived.

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                                    • cnote • 7 years ago

                                      There is a god!!!! Finally, somebody stepped up to the plate and preserved an original classic. Thank you!!!

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                                      • raoulduke33 • 7 years ago

                                        Thank you, thank you, thank you....again, thank you.

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                                        • radimus-83 • 7 years ago

                                          this is very much a good thing. actually it's a f*cking awesome idea not to do it. hoo-ray for the guy who said no to this.

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