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Jay Baruchel says Goon 2 is in the works with Seann William Scott and Alison Pill

Sep. 26, 2012by:

For fans of the hockey comedy GOON, starring Seann William Scott, Liev Schrieber, Jay Baruchel, and Alison Pill, you may want to start taping up your knuckles and put in your mouth guard, as Baruchel has been tweeting away about a follow-up to the indie hit.  Directed by Michael Dowse, the film was based on the book, Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith.  Smith is the character basis for Scott's character, an "enforcer" on a Canadian hockey team.

Here's what Baruchel had to say, via Twitter:

Though I do feel the need to clarify something from the last article I posted, GOON 2 will be written by @jessechabot and myself… Evan Goldberg will be involved as a producer and we will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible… Please know this: GOON is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started… We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required. HIGH. LAND. ERS.

So, there you have it.  I recently watched GOON on Netflix and loved it.  I went into it expecting a silly movie that might have a few outlandishly funny moments, but it turned out to be a warm-hearted and brutal comedy with style (crazy combination, I know).  It's actually the best thing I've seen Scott in, as it's one of the few roles he isn't playing Stifler from AMERICAN PIE. 

No start date for production has been announced, but the intent to deliver another chapter of GOON is one I can stand behind.  More as this develops.

Also, thanks for this, Alison Pill! 

Extra Tidbit: If you haven't seen this and are on the fence like I initially was, I recommend giving it a shot. You'll know if it's for you within the first 15 minutes and I think most will stick around. It's well worth it, I think.
Source: Screen Crush

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2:26PM on 09/27/2012

GREAT FLICK!

Glad to see that the first was actually a success moneywise, was unsure about that and was kind of bummed that it wasn't, but the budget must've been low enough to make it a success, and especially to make a sequel possible! Awesome news, check it out people and support this film! This indie movie is better than most big studio movies, easily!
Glad to see that the first was actually a success moneywise, was unsure about that and was kind of bummed that it wasn't, but the budget must've been low enough to make it a success, and especially to make a sequel possible! Awesome news, check it out people and support this film! This indie movie is better than most big studio movies, easily!
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9:37PM on 09/26/2012

Excellent.

Can't wait.
Can't wait.
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9:21PM on 09/26/2012

Loved Goon.

This is the best Hockey news we've had since the lockout. Sad, but true,
This is the best Hockey news we've had since the lockout. Sad, but true,
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2:35PM on 09/26/2012
I liked the movie but I guess it could have been a bit funnier for a comedy. And since this wasn't a dramedy, it really was a pretty big deal that I laughed as little as I did. I liked the main characters, I thought that Liev was fuckin phenomenal but the laughs... yeah, not really a strong point if you ask me.
I liked the movie but I guess it could have been a bit funnier for a comedy. And since this wasn't a dramedy, it really was a pretty big deal that I laughed as little as I did. I liked the main characters, I thought that Liev was fuckin phenomenal but the laughs... yeah, not really a strong point if you ask me.
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2:08PM on 09/26/2012
I liked this movie also, but was bummed that they essentially stole the entire idea from Kevin Smith's Hit Somebody and figured, let's make this movie before his movie. I'm still holding out for one final Kevin Smith offering of awesome... but if I have to wait long enough for a Goon 2 sequel then I dunno what will happen to K Smith's movie.
I liked this movie also, but was bummed that they essentially stole the entire idea from Kevin Smith's Hit Somebody and figured, let's make this movie before his movie. I'm still holding out for one final Kevin Smith offering of awesome... but if I have to wait long enough for a Goon 2 sequel then I dunno what will happen to K Smith's movie.
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9:44PM on 09/26/2012
This film was based on Doug Smith's book.
This film was based on Doug Smith's book.
11:45AM on 09/26/2012
Still one of my favorite movies of the year. Although I would have been perfectly happy letting this one stand alone.
Still one of my favorite movies of the year. Although I would have been perfectly happy letting this one stand alone.
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11:34AM on 09/26/2012
I'm a Canadian who has been living in the U.S. for a year and when I watched this recently, I felt like there were certain things that I was the only one laughing at. Like when they go to Quebec and they have the U.S. and Canadian flags hanging from the rafters... but in between is a GIANT Quebec flag. I found it hilarious and then I had to explain why I thought it was funny. Great flick, though. Can't wait for a sequel.
I'm a Canadian who has been living in the U.S. for a year and when I watched this recently, I felt like there were certain things that I was the only one laughing at. Like when they go to Quebec and they have the U.S. and Canadian flags hanging from the rafters... but in between is a GIANT Quebec flag. I found it hilarious and then I had to explain why I thought it was funny. Great flick, though. Can't wait for a sequel.
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11:37AM on 09/26/2012
Exactly my point about the Canadian aspect.
Exactly my point about the Canadian aspect.
12:03PM on 09/26/2012
As a lifelong hockey fan from LA, I too laughed at that and had to explain it to friends. I try to stay well-versed in the world of hockey, not just with my team (GO KINGS!). I also think the scene where Doug meets Ross in the diner is hands-down the best scene in the movie. Or when the have Laraque fight EXACTLY like he did with Ivanans. Classic!
As a lifelong hockey fan from LA, I too laughed at that and had to explain it to friends. I try to stay well-versed in the world of hockey, not just with my team (GO KINGS!). I also think the scene where Doug meets Ross in the diner is hands-down the best scene in the movie. Or when the have Laraque fight EXACTLY like he did with Ivanans. Classic!
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11:16AM on 09/26/2012

Best news of the day

Seriously. Baruchel rules. Hockey is the greatest sport on the planet, and fighting in the sport is awesome.
Seriously. Baruchel rules. Hockey is the greatest sport on the planet, and fighting in the sport is awesome.
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11:05AM on 09/26/2012

Only Canadians can fully appreciate this movie...

GOON was one of the funniest movies of the year and one of the best sports movies in recent memory. I'm curious to see what they do with Smith's character next.
GOON was one of the funniest movies of the year and one of the best sports movies in recent memory. I'm curious to see what they do with Smith's character next.
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