Director Richard Donner literally 'broke' the internet back in April of last year when he told TMZ that The Goonies 2 was happening with the entire cast set to return. We haven't heard much since that time, aside from both Corey Feldman and Sean Astin saying they were game for the movie. A few days after Richard Donner broke the news, he claimed that Steven Spielberg had a story ready to go. Even if that was truly the case, Collider recently caught up with producer of both the original and the sequel, Frank Marshall, who confirms that there is no script written...Yet!
This doesn't mean the long-anticipated sequel isn't happening. It also doesn't mean we'll ever see it either. Frank Marshall is careful to clarify exactly where everyone stands on the movie, explaining that we'll eventually see it once everyone is happy with the story. He also makes the statement that it won't be a sequel.
"It's in discussion. ['Goonies' director Richard Donner] talked to us about it, and we've talked to him. It's all about the story. We don't just do sequels to do them. The story has to be there. That's very important. You don't want to disappoint the fans by just doing a schlocky movie. You want to do a real legitimate movie. It's not going to be a sequel. In the Amblin spirit of Goonies, that's what has to be."
What does Frank Marshall mean by: It won't be a sequel? Are they planning a reboot of The Goonies? We've heard before that this new version will follow the kids of the original, which in essence wouldn't be so much a sequel as a reboot of the story, though it allows the original cast to appear in a more limited capacity. But is that what the fans want? As many movies have proven in the recent past, a sequel is what is wanted! The original cast has to show up at some point and be involved in the story more than just as cameos. Do you agree?