‘Goonies 2’ Happening with Entire Cast Set to Return

Richard Donner makes the announcement during a TMZ interview, where he claims he is ready to helm this long awaited sequel.
Richard Donner makes the announcement during a TMZ interview, where he claims he is ready to helm this long awaited sequel.

The Goonies 2 has been a rumored sequel swimming around Hollywood for years. It's never gotten off the ground, though, and most assumed it was just a pipedream. Now, during an off-handed TMZ interview taking place in the street, original director Richard Donner confirms that the sequel is happening, and that the entire cast will return.

He makes the announcement after fielding questions about Hollywood's reliance on superhero movies. When asked if he'd return to the genre he helped create with 1978's Superman, he says, "If you call The Goonies a comic book."

Here is the video:

Director Richard Donner makes this announcement in the street.

"We're doing a sequel."

When asked if any of the original cast is going to return, he says,

"Hopefully all of them."

A script for The Goonies 2 had been written some years ago, which follows 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. For a while, Warner Bros. considered turning the title into a direct-to-video franchise, like they did with Corey Feldman's The Lost Boys.

In 2008, it was rumored that a new writer had boarded the project, but that was never confirmed by the studio. This is certainly an odd way to announce a sequel that many have waited years to see. It's possible that Richard Donner is simply keeping the hope alive, and the rumor mill running. What do you think of this latest announcement?

The Goonies 2 is in development and stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak. The film is directed by Richard Donner.

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  1. Movie-Man Smith

    With a great script, the original cast returning in some fashion and if Richard Donner still think he has the gas to do it, . . . then I'd love to see it. Color me hopeful.

    11 months agoby @Movie-Man-SmithFlag

  2. Sean

    @Michael-Kolesik Yeah, I didn't expect that either.

    12 months agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. Fred_Riedel

    Hoping they will bring back Curtis Hanson as well. He was the real-estate salesman un the original who now lives in the Portland area.

    12 months agoby @fred-riedelFlag

  4. CastorTroy1911

    Let's hope Jeff Cohen can be just as funny as a thin bald man as he was as a fat kid (long live Chunk).

    12 months agoby @castortroy1911Flag

  5. Michael Kolesik

    Well damn, that was unexpected

    12 months agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  6. sdsdsdsd

    12 months agoby @profile-32062230Flag

  7. Wolf06

    Great news, this was a film - in the same way was monster squad that was meant to have sequels, just a shame its a long time, too much a gap. The younger generation are not going to appreciate that unless they make a lot of links or relaunch the original in some way so all know the story. Bet a sequel than a remake though. Hopefully a good young cast and more sequels. - Original still rules though

    12 months agoby @wolf06Flag

  8. Alex Shepiro

    Not all the Cast. Mama Fratelli and Sloth are no longer with us :(

    12 months agoby @alex-shepiroFlag

  9. Sean Astin when asked this Saturday at Saint Louis Wizard World if there was to be a Goonies 2 his reply was "Maybe sooner than later". Somebody in the audience with a smart phone found it was mentioned that the project was a go in which Sean replied "Like I said, maybe sooner than later".

    12 months agoby @profile-34311933Flag


    Dont even think about it!! Gonnies is a classic

    12 months agoby @jlarreaFlag

  11. Justin Neault

    A little late on the April fools joke there Donner.

    12 months agoby @Justin-NeaultFlag

  12. Hoàng Anh Tú

    so far :(

    12 months agoby @Hong-Anh-TFlag

  13. CoreyB

    Donner u crazy bastard

    12 months agoby @CoreyBFlag

  14. lance123

    I hope it good

    12 months agoby @lancelievenseFlag

  15. CelluloidDreams

    Isn't it 30 years too late!??.

    12 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. masterofthemoon

    According to one article I read Warner Brothers had this to say about a Goonies 2, "As great as "The Goonies" was and still is, the film is one example of '80s childhood nostalgia that Hollywood doesn't need to revisit, since the cult classic simply cannot be improved upon."

    12 months agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  17. ed_wood

    I have to say, I'm excited for this one.

    12 months agoby @ed-woodFlag

  18. Bellandedward1

    Interesting and cool at the same time what is the adventure going to be this time

    12 months agoby @bellandedward1Flag

  19. Daniel Helmick

    Yup. Matuszak is most definitely dead. Might want to edit that article some, guys.

    12 months agoby @Daniel-HelmickFlag

  20. I call bullsh*t. How can John Matuszak be part of it when he is dead?

    12 months agoby @profile-53774880Flag

  21. thedude-abides

    I call bullsh*t

    12 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  22. WongFu

    Cory I follow and watch his films from time to time, Sean, and Josh I keep watching their films.

    12 months agoby @instead8909Flag

  23. Brian


    12 months agoby @brianFlag

  24. ObiWanShinobi

    It would be weird to see them all grown up together, idk thats just me.

    12 months agoby @ObiWanShinobiFlag

  25. Nick C.

    I've waitied my whole life for this, i'm sure that most of the people on here have waited longer but damn this is gonna be good if it's true

    12 months agoby @knightmare90Flag

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