The Goonies 2: Fans Want Original Cast Back

By: Galen Velonis - April 22, 2014

Rumors have been circulating the internet as to what form The Goonies 2 will take now that the sequel appears to be confirmed. All the details are being kept quiet, which only fuels the speculation. The buzzing question remains: how much of the original cast will return?

If they do return, CinemaBlend ran a list of potential story-lines. Will the main characters be the children of the original characters? Will the sequel be rated R with the original characters growing up “to become assholes”? Or will there be robots?

Or will the movie follow the plot of the original The Goonies II, an NES game from 1987? According to Kotaku, “The Goonies II didn’t just have kids, dungeons and evil Italian-Americans. It had dragons. Ghost Knights. Fish-men. Eskimos. Giant snakes. Wizards. Teleportation. And a bonus, all-new member of the Fratelli family, Pipsqueak, a cousin of the first film’s hapless brothers.”

With all the speculation, TMZ tracked down director Richard Donner to see if he had any light on the matter:

Donner told TMZ “Hopefully we’re going to get this done, period. Spielberg came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don’t do [‘The Goonies 2′] without him, and he came up with another storyline and he’s right on.” The news caused Goonies fans of Twitter to circulate rumors nonstop, to the point of annoying some of the original cast:

Feldman also recently said that he is dubious a sequel will happen. In an interview with TV Guide, Goonies cast member Sean Astin said “It will happen. I’m 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.” Feldman then replied “Oh my God. I am betting no child on this matter.”

Although cast members like Feldman may be less enthusiastic, Metro Writer Susie McBeth summed up what fans are clamoring for: the return of the original team. To those who cannot wait, check out the retro footage of the “original” Goonies 2:

Image via UsaSatsui, YouTube

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Galen VelonisGalen Velonis is a writer, actor, and director. He lives in Lexington, KY with his pet budgie, Spike. Follow him on twitter: @GalenVelonis.

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  • sirmichaelvalentine

    even to me the goonies is an older film from the 80’s i had to look back on because i was born in the 80’s didnt grow up there.

    even i got to say the original film is great has nice 80’s fantasy and comedy built in
    but a 2nd film almost 30 years later can only work if the original cast has kids in story where 3 of the older cast goes on a new pirate adventure with their kids.

    it has to be a pirate adventure just as the original film maybe this time they get caught up in a adventure that takes them to a hole fantasy world involving pirates werewolfs vampires fantasy stuff etc etc

    if the new film is rated R then it will flop cause the original was PG – PG 13, the new film has to put kids in mind if theres swearing and dick jokes i will walk out myself

    the goonies made you think you were watching a disney movie made by
    someone else the fantasy was spot on so the 2nd has to be just like that or otherwise it will flop having fans hating it.

  • Captian Re-Wipe

    Wish Hollywood would come up with an original idea.