BREAKING MOVIE NEWS
Sean Astin has revealed that Goonies 2 is still being developed, but he's not sure if it should be.
Hey Cyndi Lauper. Why haven’t they started filming The Goonies 2 yet? Because the script isn’t “good enough! For you it’s … good enough."
It’s not smart to bet against a sequel, because Hollywood loves revisiting any idea that worked at least once. (Hello, Horrible Bosses 2!) Still, these 12 announced – or teased – sequels seem dead in the water, so pulling the metaphorical plug on them seems inevitable.
Because The Goonies celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon started with sequel talk. Brolin played along, but emphasized that these conversations happen every couple of years.
That time of year is almost upon us. In just two weeks, geeks and nerds from around the world will be hopping in their cars and boarding planes to head out to southern California for the annual San Diego Comic-Con. As always, we expect that the event will be packed with all kinds of big announcements and sneak peeks, but what hasn’t been clear is precisely what is going to be on display. Today the roll-out of that information has begun.
Where does Sean Astin stand on The Goonies 2? By his comment during a recent Reddit AMA, optimistic seems to be the general tone for the actor who played Mikey in the original film. In addition to ensuring a "magic" sequel to The Goonies, Astin also shared a bit of trivia about the Cyndi Lauper's "The Goonies 'R Good Enough" music video.
In 1982, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial arrived on the scene and set a high benchmark for movies that were both for kids and about kids. At the heart of a film about a boy and the stranded alien he befriends is a tale about the power of kid spirit, and it affected a generation. The 80s were our time.
We’re not giving up on The Goonies 2, because Goonies – as you know – never say die. So if this sequel is happening, here are three potential plotlines we can get behind.
Goonies 2, if it happens, needs to be much more than a “paycheck gig” for all involved. It has to have the same passion and sense of whimsical adventure that fueled the first movie. It has to unite the “Goonies” on a quest to save something valuable to the team. Did Donner unlock the secret to that storyline?