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According to Sean Astin, The Goonies 2 is a "100 percent mortal lock"

09.28.2015

It feels like a sequel to THE GOONIES has been in some form of development for as long as I can remember, but according to Sean Astin (who played Mikey in the original), it's not a matter of if a sequel gets made, but rather, when it gets made. To promote his appearance at last week's Wizard World Tulsa, Astin sat down for an interview with TulsaWorld and naturally the possibility of a sequel to THE GOONIES was brought up, which he described as a "100 percent mortal lock."

I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made. The precise makeup of it, I have no idea. Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea. But it doesn’t matter. It’s bigger, it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.

Some films should never receive a sequel, "but ‘Goonies’ ain’t one of them,” claimed Astin. "Goonies is pret-a-porter for a sequel, man. It is ready to wear. I thought it would be a great animated series, then you could do all kinds of stuff, unencumbered from budget issues and that stuff. But people want it. People want to see it." Astin and fellow GOONIES star Corey Feldman once even tried their hand at writing a sequel themselves saying, "we had good fun working on that together and pitched it, and we were respectfully dismissed." The last time Astin gave an update of THE GOONIES sequel it was to say that the powers that be "couldn't figure it out."

Despite Sean Astin's belief that a sequel to THE GOONIES is inevitable, I'll firmly remain in the "I'll believe it when I see it" camp for the time being. Should they just let this sequel idea die or do people really want a sequel to THE GOONIES?

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Source: Tulsa World

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5:31AM on 09/30/2015
I think Astin may be over estimating the importance of Goonies, sure it was great, it has nostalgia for a certain age group, but the masses to day would say Goonies whaaaa? if asked. The time has passed for a truly successful sequel.
I think Astin may be over estimating the importance of Goonies, sure it was great, it has nostalgia for a certain age group, but the masses to day would say Goonies whaaaa? if asked. The time has passed for a truly successful sequel.
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9:13AM on 09/29/2015

And in other news...

Old news, not-news, same-ole' news, no news, duh-news, stupid news, etc. Been there done that with this whole article. Jeezuz, Joblo...JEEZUZ.
Old news, not-news, same-ole' news, no news, duh-news, stupid news, etc. Been there done that with this whole article. Jeezuz, Joblo...JEEZUZ.
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11:24PM on 09/28/2015

without the original cast it's not Goonies so don't bother!

I'm interested only if the original cast comes back! They could have the original cast go on one last adventure together to rescue their kids from some danger they get themselves into.
I'm interested only if the original cast comes back! They could have the original cast go on one last adventure together to rescue their kids from some danger they get themselves into.
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11:02PM on 09/28/2015
Eh. The only way this could work is if they recast everyone or a total reboot. But here's an idea, let's just leave it alone.
Eh. The only way this could work is if they recast everyone or a total reboot. But here's an idea, let's just leave it alone.
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10:22PM on 09/28/2015

And plus..

where the hell are they gonna find somebody to fill Feldman's shoes? Granted the guy is the definition of washed up, but when he was a kid, man he was money. He personified the 80's.
where the hell are they gonna find somebody to fill Feldman's shoes? Granted the guy is the definition of washed up, but when he was a kid, man he was money. He personified the 80's.
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10:20PM on 09/28/2015

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As much as I want to see one, it just absolutely can't do it. With this new digital film, the movie will look like some glossy piece of crap with a bunch of kids hauling around i phones and tablets, I'll pass. And for some reason, Carey Fukanaga is the only director in all of Hollywood who knows how to shoot beautiful imagery ( i'm just imagining how he would shoot a wooded, coastal area). I just don't see how they can inject that nostalgia, which is the absolute only reason we wanna go see
As much as I want to see one, it just absolutely can't do it. With this new digital film, the movie will look like some glossy piece of crap with a bunch of kids hauling around i phones and tablets, I'll pass. And for some reason, Carey Fukanaga is the only director in all of Hollywood who knows how to shoot beautiful imagery ( i'm just imagining how he would shoot a wooded, coastal area). I just don't see how they can inject that nostalgia, which is the absolute only reason we wanna go see it. I'm afraid we'll be given some shitty TMNT remake type of movie. Just let it go guys, smoke a joint, curl up and throw on the original, at least its comfortable.
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