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Corey Feldman talks honestly about Goonies sequel

07.05.2016

The Goonies may never say die, but they may not have a choice. Despite the fact many, many fans of the original children’s classic want a sequel, there’s a good chance their dreams of finding more of One-Eyed Willy’s treasure will be locked away forever. This is all coming from the mouth of Mouth himself, Corey Feldman.

In an exclusive interview with MovieWeb, Feldman dished on the blunt reality that a sequel to the 1985 film probably won’t happen. However, the reason why is more sad than logical:

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.

Donner and the original cast have been wanting to do a sequel for, well, years, but there never seems to be a firm grasp on the concept. One minute everyone seems on board, the next they have no script or story. Then it seems it’s a guarantee, then we learn they don't have their shit together.

But if this is the end-all reason we don’t get a GOONIES sequel, then so be it. No one should demand that the legend Richard Donner force himself to continue trying to make a decent-but-not-great 80's sequel flick. Also, I don’t think anyone wants some random director to come on board to take the reins. Sort of ruins the whole nostalgia angle.

To be honest, I am one of the few people who doesn’t want to see The Goonies back in action. Sure, the original is kind of fun in that I-saw-it-when-I-was-a-kid-and-now-it’s-stuck-in-the-caverns-of-my-mind sort of way. But I don’t know if you’ve been following the careers of most the original cast, but I don’t think they’ll have the same cute effect they did over 30 years ago. Feldman’s cheeks just don’t seem as pinch-able, and I think Chunk (Jeff Cohen) is thin and bald now. That’s not the Chunk I know and love! Maybe it’s time we let The Goonies say die in peace, and may they rest in the eternal glory of 80s child star fame.

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1:27AM on 07/06/2016

Nothing against Corey

I'd like to see a good, faithful sequel but who could we give it to that has a history of doing franchises justice? Nobody comes to mind. Without that going for it, we need a sequel to this like we needed Lost Boys 2 and 3.
I'd like to see a good, faithful sequel but who could we give it to that has a history of doing franchises justice? Nobody comes to mind. Without that going for it, we need a sequel to this like we needed Lost Boys 2 and 3.
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8:03PM on 07/05/2016
I might not like Feldman much, but he makes a lot of sense here and is right. Donner is old and getting older by the day. I see this going the way Ghostbusters 3 goes. Always talked about, nothing comes of it. And frankly without the originals (RIP Matusak) I wouldn't want to see it.
I might not like Feldman much, but he makes a lot of sense here and is right. Donner is old and getting older by the day. I see this going the way Ghostbusters 3 goes. Always talked about, nothing comes of it. And frankly without the originals (RIP Matusak) I wouldn't want to see it.
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2:06PM on 07/05/2016

They're pulling a Ghostbusters on us...

Waiting for the driving force to pass away and then remake it with gender swapped characters. Melissa McCarthy is set to play Chunk.
Waiting for the driving force to pass away and then remake it with gender swapped characters. Melissa McCarthy is set to play Chunk.
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12:03PM on 07/05/2016
It's kind of too bad. Aside from Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan (I mean, he's out there somewhere), and Kerri Green (and John Matuszak, rest in peace), the actors are all variously still working and fairly successful at it. I'll be the first to admit that at this point there doesn't seem to be a realistic reason these guys would reunite as Goonies, and the prospect of a younger generation (maybe their kids) would be hit-or-miss. Realistically, the people most likely to want this are the people
It's kind of too bad. Aside from Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan (I mean, he's out there somewhere), and Kerri Green (and John Matuszak, rest in peace), the actors are all variously still working and fairly successful at it. I'll be the first to admit that at this point there doesn't seem to be a realistic reason these guys would reunite as Goonies, and the prospect of a younger generation (maybe their kids) would be hit-or-miss. Realistically, the people most likely to want this are the people who grew up with these guys. I would love to see these guys come back together to satisfy some nostalgic yearning, but I don't need them like I did.
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11:54AM on 07/05/2016
Corey Feldman has about as much actual knowledge of a Goonies sequel as I do. That said, I would imagine it most likely won't happen with Richard Donner, but a (bad) remake will happen eventually. And I'll skip it.
Corey Feldman has about as much actual knowledge of a Goonies sequel as I do. That said, I would imagine it most likely won't happen with Richard Donner, but a (bad) remake will happen eventually. And I'll skip it.
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10:49AM on 07/05/2016
Unless Paul Feig wants to reboot it with an all female cast. Then I'm in!
Unless Paul Feig wants to reboot it with an all female cast. Then I'm in!
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12:01PM on 07/05/2016
"Andy, you goonie!"
"Andy, you goonie!"
10:25AM on 07/05/2016
Like it or not, it will be remade/rebooted eventually.
Like it or not, it will be remade/rebooted eventually.
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4:14PM on 07/05/2016
that's for sure !
that's for sure !
8:06PM on 07/05/2016
Well we know you'll probably like the reboot.
Well we know you'll probably like the reboot.
10:16AM on 07/05/2016
As we've learned with many films (especially here lately) not every beloved movie needs a sequel/reboot/remake. Rarely do they meet expectations.
As we've learned with many films (especially here lately) not every beloved movie needs a sequel/reboot/remake. Rarely do they meet expectations.
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