A Goonies sequel is in the works, according to director Richard Donner of Superman fame. He told TMZ photographers, while casually signing autographs, that he is making a Goonies sequel and hopes the entire cast will return.
If this thing happens, it will be a rare coming together of the cast, who have all moved on in different directions since wrapping up the classic in 1985. Only Corey Feldman and Sean Astin have worked together since, doing the voices of two turtles on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Nickelodeon series.
In an interview for that series, they were asked about a Goonies sequel (we’ve all thought about it after all, haven’t we?) to which the stars had seemingly opposing answers.
Sean Astin was certain on the subject, saying, “It will happen. I’m 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.”
Corey Feldman, however, was not so enthusiastically committed. “Oh my God,” he said. “I am betting no child on this matter.”
The sequel does have it’s downsides. For instance, is it wise to bring back into the fold such firecrackers as Josh Brolin (who played older brother Brandon (Brand) in the movie)? And what sort of weird plot would there be? The entire cast reprising their roles in a mundane older life where some sort of nostalgic adventure ensues or will they simply make charming cameos as a younger generation takes a crack at recreating the Goonie magic?
Good luck with that. To me, The Goonies is a magical cult classic that shouldn’t be touched. However, perhaps in the right hands, a sequel could bring the unforgettable underdog characters and swashbuckling adventure to a whole new generation.
Although, I think this generation could appreciate the original just as it is.
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