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Richard Donner says The Goonies 2 is a go and may reunite the original cast

04.06.2014

Children of the 80s, rejoice! The incredibly belated news that we have been holding out hope for has finally been confirmed! Director Richard Donner says that a sequel to THE GOONIES is now in active development and he hopes to re-assemble the entire original cast!

While I would typically not consider TMZ a reputable source for information, this news comes as a direct quote from Donner as paparazzi inundated him with questions. When directly asked about a sequel to THE GOONIES, Donner said that he himself is making it and hopes to bring everyone back. No word on whether Josh Brolin and Sean Astin will accompany the more likely Corey Feldman back to the Goondocks.

THE GOONIES is a seminal movie for children of the 80s and 90s. The INDIANA JONES-esque adventure tale combined the talents of Donner, screenwriter Chris Columbus, and producer Steven Spielberg to create one of the most lasting movies of all time. Sure, some of it has aged poorly, but the movie is still enjoyable for new audiences even today.

While a sequel to THE GOONIES has been teased for well over twenty years, this is the first time Donner himself has sounded off that it was actually happening. It remains to be seen if Donner will direct the new film or if he will serve as producer only. Donner's last directorial effort was the 2006 Bruce Willis movie 16 BLOCKS.

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11:03AM on 04/07/2014
And Henry said to his son
"Indy... let it go"
I'm just going to keep referencing Last Crusade because that's how these kind of new items feel, let it go.
And Henry said to his son
"Indy... let it go"
I'm just going to keep referencing Last Crusade because that's how these kind of new items feel, let it go.
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11:20AM on 04/07/2014
Agreed. The time for a Goonies sequel really was primed for a 5 year window anywhere between 1986 and 1990.
Agreed. The time for a Goonies sequel really was primed for a 5 year window anywhere between 1986 and 1990.
10:51AM on 04/07/2014
I have mixed feelings about this. The Goonies is one of my favorite movies, just as it is for many others of my generation. However, it is literally impossible for them to recapture the magic of that moment in 1985. There are really only a couple of ways I can see this going, and this is assuming they actually can get all of the original cast members back. One option is the goonies are all reunited for some reason and somehow, hopefully in a halfway believable manner, are thrown into another
I have mixed feelings about this. The Goonies is one of my favorite movies, just as it is for many others of my generation. However, it is literally impossible for them to recapture the magic of that moment in 1985. There are really only a couple of ways I can see this going, and this is assuming they actually can get all of the original cast members back. One option is the goonies are all reunited for some reason and somehow, hopefully in a halfway believable manner, are thrown into another adventure together. Seeing as how they are all middle-aged now, it's not possible to have the same whimsical, childhood charm as before so that in and of itself could cause it to be subpar. The other option is having them go on a new adventure with their kids, but honestly that sounds extremely lame and generic to me. I mean do we really want to watch them all play second fiddle to a bunch of new kids? As interesting as the idea itself is, I just can't see this working. However, if the original cast is reunited I will of course check it out.
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9:49AM on 04/07/2014
Sounds like they are headed in the right direction with a sequel. I know a lot of people, including myself, that would go to see it.
Sounds like they are headed in the right direction with a sequel. I know a lot of people, including myself, that would go to see it.
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9:40AM on 04/07/2014

Goonies 2 - Yes, Goonies Remake, NO!

I am down for a sequel. If it brings back old characters having adventures with their kids then it will be a fun ride. As long as it isn't a remake I am fine with this news. I would love to see Data and the gang. Just as long as they don't use some dumb plot device like a funeral to bring them all back together. They hopefully stayed Goonies their whole lives.
I am down for a sequel. If it brings back old characters having adventures with their kids then it will be a fun ride. As long as it isn't a remake I am fine with this news. I would love to see Data and the gang. Just as long as they don't use some dumb plot device like a funeral to bring them all back together. They hopefully stayed Goonies their whole lives.
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9:09AM on 04/07/2014
This is one of those movies where always left wanting more is a good thing. Leave it alone. Like Back to the Future. On paper a sequel sounds fantastic, but it won't be. No matter what is done, even with the planets aligned and the Gods are in our favor, there's no possible way this can capture the magic of the original and amount to anything more than, "yeah, it was alright." This should be a new column on this site. "Sequels you've always wanted, but are better left untouched."
This is one of those movies where always left wanting more is a good thing. Leave it alone. Like Back to the Future. On paper a sequel sounds fantastic, but it won't be. No matter what is done, even with the planets aligned and the Gods are in our favor, there's no possible way this can capture the magic of the original and amount to anything more than, "yeah, it was alright." This should be a new column on this site. "Sequels you've always wanted, but are better left untouched."
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12:11PM on 04/07/2014
I actually like the idea of having a column like that, but something along the lines of JoBlo throws out a sequel to a movie and we get to come up with ideas for making it work. Of course it would be difficult to find movies that don't already have a sequel!
I actually like the idea of having a column like that, but something along the lines of JoBlo throws out a sequel to a movie and we get to come up with ideas for making it work. Of course it would be difficult to find movies that don't already have a sequel!
5:45AM on 04/07/2014
Nostalgia and goodwill is fine and dandy, but I don't think a movie should exist based entirely on nostalgia and goodwill alone. Hopefully, they aim for something akin to The Worlds End.
Nostalgia and goodwill is fine and dandy, but I don't think a movie should exist based entirely on nostalgia and goodwill alone. Hopefully, they aim for something akin to The Worlds End.
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3:57AM on 04/07/2014
If Richard Donner and original cast are attached Im in.
If Richard Donner and original cast are attached Im in.
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1:29AM on 04/07/2014

tmz is actually a pretty solid source of info

im confused, unnecessary remakes gets everyones blood boiling, but unnecessary sequels is a cause for celebration?
im confused, unnecessary remakes gets everyones blood boiling, but unnecessary sequels is a cause for celebration?
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11:54PM on 04/06/2014
part of me likes this and another part of me is worried they cant recapture the magic of the first
part of me likes this and another part of me is worried they cant recapture the magic of the first
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11:19PM on 04/06/2014
Well this is very interesting and potentially cool news! Yeah Donner needs to get the entire cast back including Brolin, which might be difficult as he is a big star now. Can't wait for some official news on this.
Well this is very interesting and potentially cool news! Yeah Donner needs to get the entire cast back including Brolin, which might be difficult as he is a big star now. Can't wait for some official news on this.
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10:41PM on 04/06/2014
All I have to say is that you either get everybody back including Brolin and Astin or if they can't, don't bother making it at all. The only way for this to actually have a chance at being successful is having the entire original cast back.
All I have to say is that you either get everybody back including Brolin and Astin or if they can't, don't bother making it at all. The only way for this to actually have a chance at being successful is having the entire original cast back.
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2:22AM on 04/07/2014
I don't know, the fun part about the Goonies was that it was about a bunch of kids running around on an adventure. Josh Brolin is almost 50. Make a new Indiana Jones movie instead.
I don't know, the fun part about the Goonies was that it was about a bunch of kids running around on an adventure. Josh Brolin is almost 50. Make a new Indiana Jones movie instead.
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10:06PM on 04/06/2014
As intriguing as the idea is--with Richard Donner returning and the original Goonies--I just think too much time has passed and there is no justifiable way to get those characters into another situation. I sure as hell don't want any passing the torch bullshit to their kids. Only time will tell but after what happened with the horrid Lost Boys sequels I have very low expectations.
As intriguing as the idea is--with Richard Donner returning and the original Goonies--I just think too much time has passed and there is no justifiable way to get those characters into another situation. I sure as hell don't want any passing the torch bullshit to their kids. Only time will tell but after what happened with the horrid Lost Boys sequels I have very low expectations.
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