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Sean Astin gives an update on The Goonies sequel; "They can't figure it out"

05.08.2015

Last year director Richard Donner said THE GOONIES 2 was a go and later revealed that Steven Spielberg developed the story. But during yesterday's appearance on Politicking with Larry King, Sean Astin was asked if there is going to be a sequel, and he said, "They want to — they're trying. They can't figure it out." King then wanted to know why they are having a problem figuring out what to do with the follow-up.

Because something special happened with that movie. I mean really special. You can't imagine how much people love this movie from the 80s, that almost doesn't hold up in terms of the quality. But Spielberg had a this magic poetry in him, and Dick Donner had this sense of adventure in him, and the two of them got together and made a movie where they let things happen.

There's things in that movie that are wrong. Like, a lot. I accidentally call one character by his actor name and not his character name. There is a sequence with an octopus that was cut out, but one of the characters refers to it in a prominent way at the end of the movie. They left it in! There was a whimsy about how they did this movie that was so full of love. It's really hard to engineer that. And, now they've got all this time to think about it. It's hard.

While I'd love to see what the gang has been up to these past thirty years, I'm not going to be too disappointed if a sequel doesn't get made. Just don't give THE GOONIES the reboot treatment; no one wants to see that happen.

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2:09PM on 05/09/2015
That's okay, They couldn't figure out the original Goonies, either.
That's okay, They couldn't figure out the original Goonies, either.
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5:08PM on 05/08/2015
Dick Donner. Que in Beavis and Butthead laugh.
Dick Donner. Que in Beavis and Butthead laugh.
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1:17PM on 05/08/2015

if it happens, it'll probably be a "requel", right?

like, all of their kids get together and go an adventure, and the old goonies go on their own adventure searching for their kids.
like, all of their kids get together and go an adventure, and the old goonies go on their own adventure searching for their kids.
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11:03AM on 05/08/2015

Good enough for me...

...uh aye yeah yeah yeah yeahhhhhhh.
...uh aye yeah yeah yeah yeahhhhhhh.
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10:59AM on 05/08/2015
I enjoy the original but I think the chance for a satisfying sequel has sailed away like one eyed Willy's ship.
I enjoy the original but I think the chance for a satisfying sequel has sailed away like one eyed Willy's ship.
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10:53AM on 05/08/2015
If they can't figure it out, then just leave it alone. Classic is classic.
If they can't figure it out, then just leave it alone. Classic is classic.
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10:04AM on 05/08/2015
I'd rather they just remade it, why would you want to spend time with these old guys anyway? Loved it as a kid, but when I recently watched it I realized it's one of those movies that's better in memory.
I'd rather they just remade it, why would you want to spend time with these old guys anyway? Loved it as a kid, but when I recently watched it I realized it's one of those movies that's better in memory.
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9:43AM on 05/08/2015
Good
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9:39AM on 05/08/2015
This actually makes me really happy that they are worried about the integrity of the original and not just fast-tracking a POS. I'm surprised some brilliant studio exec hasn't brought up the dreaded reboot idea yet.......oh sh*t did I just jinx it?
This actually makes me really happy that they are worried about the integrity of the original and not just fast-tracking a POS. I'm surprised some brilliant studio exec hasn't brought up the dreaded reboot idea yet.......oh sh*t did I just jinx it?
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