For years and years, fans have been asking for the beloved 1985 adventured movie The Goonies to get a sequel. The film from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg is one of the most beloved movies to come out of the 1980s, and it’s always felt ripe for a legacy-quel introducing a new cast of kids and bringing back all of the stars from the original movie, now all grown up. Thankfully, there might be hope for a sequel from one of the film’s biggest fans.
Adam F. Goldberg is best known as the creator of the ABC series The Goldbergs, a family comedy series which revels in the nostalgia of the 1980s. In the wake of the recent reunion of the Goonies cast and filmmakers by way of Josh Gad’s Reunited Apart series, Goldberg revealed that he’s been developing an idea for The Goonies 2 for the past seven years. Recently, he revealed some concept art for the pitch he’s been working on for Richard Donner, and you can check it out below. Read More »
Goonies may never say die, but the multiple attempts to make a sequel to Richard Donner’s ’80s kid adventure classic have. When The Goonies hit theaters in 1985, it was a massive box office hit, becoming one of the top ten highest-grossing films of the year and became a classic in the years to follow. So why was there never a sequel? There have been attempts over the years, with a new take occasionally making headlines, but 35 years later, there’s still nada. In a recent special lockdown reunion with the cast of The Goonies, executive producer Steven Spielberg popped on to explain why a Goonies sequel has not happened.
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The Goonies actor Sean Astin is back in the public eye with his turn as the delightfully normcore Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2, and while he was making the press rounds to promote the show, the inevitable happened: someone asked him about the possibility of The Goonies 2. But instead of shrugging it off, Astin seemed hopeful about the odds of the long-discussed sequel coming to fruition. But would it happen as a live-action movie, or something else entirely?
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Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Matt Damon isn’t even thinking about a new Jason Bourne movie right now.
- A Spartacus veteran joins the cast of Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.
- Isabela Moner describes her crazy first day on Transformers: The Last Knight.
- Don’t get your hopes up for The Goonies 2.
- Chris Tucker says they may get around to making Rush Hour 4 some day.
- Does a new clothing line tease Space Jam 2 details?
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It’s time for another updating on the long-gestating development of The Goonies 2 from one of the child cast members who is now all grown up, and surprisingly, they’re not sick of talking about the possibility yet.
Sean Astin has been acting for decades, and while fans likely always want to ask him about Rudy and Lord of the Rings, perhaps the more persistent question is with regards to a sequel to the Steven Spielberg produced, Richard Donner directed adventure The Goonies.
To promote an upcoming appearance at a pop culture convention in October, Astin provided a Goonies 2 update, including uncertainty about whether or not the original cast will even be back for the sequel. Read More »
When the director of a movie says it’s going to happen, you generally believe it’s going to happen. That’s what occurred last spring with Richard Donner, director of The Goonies, said “We’re doing a sequel.” That was news to some of the film’s stars, like Sean Astin and Corey Feldman. Astin seemed confident the film would happen, but had a more specific update that producers were looking for writers based on a solid outline.
If that’s the case, that’s as far as things have gone though. Producer Frank Marshall recently said there is no script at all, but talks have happened. Read The Goonies 2 script update below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Angie Han
UPDATE: We’ve heard from our good sources that the new Gremlins movie won’t be a remake, but a sequel-style reboot set 30 years after the original. Original post follows.
Chris Columbus may be going back to his roots. A new report indicates that he’s set to produce both the Gremlins remake and the Goonies sequel, having written the screenplays for the originals. Hit the jump for all the details.
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Posted on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Everyone wants to make a sequel in this edition of Sequel Bits. It’s just that some of these sequels are less theoretical than others. After the jump:
- Eva Green responds to her Sin City poster rejection
- Sean Astin feels optimistic about The Goonies 2
- Zach Galligan wants in on the Gremlins reboot
- Angelina Jolie will “maybe” play Maleficent again
- Insurgent adds Daniel Dae Kim and two others
- Fast & Furious 7 welcomes musician Romeo Santos
- Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster get close in a new pic
- Get your groove on with a new Step Up All In trailer
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As a huge fan of the original Goonies, I was as confused as anyone when director Richard Donner chose TMZ as the outlet to say a sequel was coming. Thankfully, I wasn’t the only one. Stars Corey Feldman and Sean Astin were both surprised when Donner came out to talk about The Goonies sequel.
Now, in a new interview, you can watch Feldman and Astin discuss it amongst themselves. Astin says original screenwriter Chris Columbus is back in some capacity and that producers are “actively trying to secure a writer based on an outline that they feel really confident about.” Watch the full video below. Read More »
A Goonies sequel has been in the works for ever, but The Goonies never say die. Goonies director Richard Donner recently revealed that “We’re doing a sequel” to the Goonies, adding that he hopes all the original cast members return. This recent announcement worried a lot of fans of the 1980’s classic film, but today we bring you something that should reassure you a bit more: Goonies writer, producer, and second unit director Steven Spielberg supposedly came up with the idea for the sequel’s story. More details on Steven Spielberg The Goonies 2 involvement, after the jump.
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