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The Goonies always has, and always will be, a monumental blockbuster from 1985. With droves of fans, both old and new, singing its praises, the Richard Donner film not only has longevity, it also has a bunch of people hoping there will be a sequel. While Donner himself has gone on record in recent years saying that he's confident in The Goonies 2 becoming a reality, one of the film's stars, Corey Feldman, doesn't share that same optimism. And it's because of Richard Donner himself.
More specifically, Feldman went on record in a recent interview with MovieWeb stating the following concerns about Donner's involvement with The Goonies 2:
Richard Donner is 87 years old. And it's like, no one really wants to make it without him. He's the driving force behind it. He says it's still alive. But as we all know...When you get to that age, things slow down quite a bit. There is a big possibility that he might not want to keep driving it. So, I think without him, it doesn't happen. And every day that passes, that he doesn't do it, there is less and less chance that it is ever going to happen at all.
It's hard to pick a side in the debate on whether The Goonies 2 will happen or not, especially when fellow co-stars Sean Astin and Josh Brolin also have some unique takes on the long overdue sequel's status. But what sets Corey Feldman apart from the rest of the pack is his concerns for Richard Donner's advancing age, a factor that is undoubtedly important to the status of the franchise's movement, as without him, it feels like the film will have trouble getting off the ground.
Though Corey Feldman has valid concerns, we can't help but feel that Richard Donner still has quite a sharp edge to his wit and his mind. Again, we submit the TMZ video from two years ago, when Donner first stoked interest in the project, as evidence.
The remarks made by Corey Feldman shouldn't be taken as any sort of shade throwing or nay-saying of any sort. Rather, Feldman sounds concerned about The Goonies legacy, so much so that he's justified his viewpoint with the following statement:
It could have a very bad backlash! At the end of the day, and I have said this before, the only way a Goonies sequel happens, and is forgivable to the fan base...Is if it is done right. And what does that look like? Obviously I don't know. Because I'm not Steven Spielberg, I'm not Richard Donner, I'm not Chris Columbus. Those are the guys that make this decision. I know that they are all geniuses. And I implore nothing but the highest levels of respect and trust for their process and what they do. If, at the time, they want my opinion, I will certainly be happy to give it to them.
Seeing how Independence Day: Resurgence, and even the reboot of Ghostbusters have faired with audiences throughout their press coverage, the nostalgic blockbuster is not as rosy as the prospect once seemed. Still, if there were a movie that could get those longing for the blockbusters of the past revved up, you'd have to admit that The Goonies 2 would be the one to do it. We'll see what happens with this oft discussed sequel, and as soon as we have any new updates, you'll be the first to know!