Corey Feldman is quite an active voice on Twitter, and confirmed yesterday that director Richard Donner had approached him about The Goonies 2 a few months ago. Of course our beloved Felddog wants to return, but he's heard this story before. Donner has been threatening to make this follow-up for years, and this time, he claims to have Steven Spielberg coming along as an executive producer, as he was on the first one, and original screenplay writer Chris Columbus is helping out in some capacity. But the script must retain the magic of the first The Goonies, which hit theaters in the summer of 1985.
The actor went onto verify today with these new Tweets.
AS I STATED YESTERDAY: IF THEY WRITE IT, I WILL COME! I have complete faith, that Spielberg, Donner, n Columbus, will Cr8 movie MAGIC AGAIN!— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014
AS USUAL: If U want the #Truth read my tweets n whole, not the organized excerpts the media likes 2 twist of my words 2 sell subscriptions!— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014
As per usual: DONT BELIEVE TMZ N THEIR LIES! YES Richard Donner announced, YES I backed his statements, NO I never said I was 2 good 4 it!— Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014
The last Tweet is in response to this TMZ story: . As you can see, the actor never said he wouldn't sign on.
Original The Goonies star Sean Astin threw this tweet in the mix:
Huh? What? #Goonies 2 We Never Say Die!— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) April 6, 2014
The Richard Donner interview itself was an odd one, taking place in the street with a TMZ on TV reporter. This is what he had to say.
When asked if any of the original cast is going to return, he replies,
A script for The Goonies 2 was written many years ago, and followed a group of new kids, the sons and daughters of the original Goonies, who all go off on an adventure like the one seen in the original movie. Most of the cast, including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, and Martha Plimpton have expressed an interest in returning in the past few years. It was in 2008 that a new writer had boarded the project, but Warner Bros. never greenlit the production. As far as we know, the sequel still isn't greenlit.
Could this all be Warner Bros.' way of gauging interest in a sequel? We think so, and the response has been phenomenal. Fans definitely want the movie, and they want Corey Feldman to return as the smart ass Mouth. Will it happen though? We'll have to wait and see!