'The Goonies' Sequel Officially Dead

Director Richard Donner hints that the film may be turned into a Broadway musical instead.

It seems that a classic 80s film will no longer be sequelized. According to a tiny blurb at the bottom of a Variety story, The Goonies 2 is officially dead, according to The Goonies director Richard Donner.

"We tried really hard, and Steven (Spielberg) said, 'Let's do it.' We had a lot of young writers submit work, but it just didn't seem to call for it," Donner said.

Donner did hint at another way this franchise might be revived. "I'm in the process of trying to get it done as a musical on Broadway. Wouldn't that be great?"

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.

The Goonies was released June 7th, 1985 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.



Sources: Variety

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Comments (28)

  1. BearBoyd

    I want to see a sequel but on the big screen, not as a musical that's terrible. I also don't want to see an animation. I think it should be the kids come back from college and go on an adventure (except Josh and Kerri's character's since they're older). Either that or have their kids all get together and go on an adventure (and have Josh and Kerri's characters married). I think it would be cool if they do something similar to what either they originally did or their kids go on a similar adventure after hearing the stories. I think they could have it where they get tired of hearing their parent's stories but then end up on a similar adventure and are able to get out of bad situations during their adventure because they remembered what they were told.

    6 years agoby @bearboydFlag

  2. HorrorHound

    Who And The Hell Would Rather Want To See A Musical Than A Actual Movie... I Wanted To See Goonies 2 Hit The Big Screen ....

    6 years agoby @donnieFlag

  3. jbabin26

    OMG eat sh*t. Goonies on Broadway. SHut up with your egos and just do the film. A sequel would be awesome and a stupid f***ing broadway PLAY. I lost faith in looking fondly to sequels you pig hollywood bastards. I hope your play bombs you stupid f***s.

    6 years agoby @jbabin26Flag

  4. MovieNerd

    Turning The Goonies into a broadway musical. I don't think so.

    6 years agoby @nickoFlag

  5. Radimus-83

    ok Vamp, think it's about time you were honest about you're sexuality. lol

    6 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  6. ThisGuy

    DAMN! i was looking forward to another movie! No musical that would be stupid as hell!

    6 years agoby @thisguyFlag

  7. Vamp

    I.... uh..... I liked "Hairspray." Hell, I bought it.....

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  8. Soylent Green:The Devil's Eyes

    Thank You God!!

    Hairspray sucks.

    6 years agoby @jcisawesomeFlag

  9. Diaigma

    LOL. I will admit john Travolta as a fat woman was pretty awesome :)

    Hairspray was great on stage, don't get me wrong, but...wait...you're being sarcastic, aren't you rad? You're a hard man to read :)

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  10. Radimus-83

    how dare you Diaigma,... Hairspary is a classic that belongs on the top 100 greatest movie list. it had ia all. bad acting, crap singing and dancing, f*cked up hair-styles. whats not to like?

    simply awesome!

    6 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  11. Diaigma

    Yea! There was no need for a sequel. Thank you. A Musical though...that's a neat idea. Instead of crappy sequels, they should make musicals instead!

    And no, I'm not a musical hater...unless it's as annoying as Hairspray.

    6 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  12. Vamp

    Musical wouldn't be bad.....

    6 years agoby @vampire2000Flag

  13. ...YeahButTheBookWasBetter

    I didnt want it done, a musical? Please dont

    6 years agoby @theboywhocriedsequelFlag

  14. WiseGuy

    good i don't think they should remake it the original was good and the sequel would probaly suck anways. and don't turn it into a musical trust me nobody would wanna see that sh*t.

    6 years agoby @zgcorleone072Flag

  15. lucylu

    Please step away from the musical ideal...

    6 years agoby @lucyluFlag

  16. slysnide

    -No.....In answer to whether it'd be great as a Broadway Musical.

    I can't believe they waited so long to even conceive a sequel in the first place, and with both Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) & Sloth (John Maszack?) dying within 4yrs after the original, it'd be weird.

    Only Josh Brolin (Brand) & Sean Astin (Mikey) had real careers after this, and Corey Feldman's was short lived.

    6 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  17. cnote

    There is a god!!!! Finally, somebody stepped up to the plate and preserved an original classic. Thank you!!!

    6 years agoby @cnoteFlag

  18. Raoul Duke

    Thank you, thank you, thank you....again, thank you.

    6 years agoby @raoulduke33Flag

  19. Radimus-83

    this is very much a good thing. actually it's a f*cking awesome idea not to do it. hoo-ray for the guy who said no to this.

    6 years agoby @radimus-83Flag

  20. IndyJones

    no musical, just like the evil dead musical. no way. its a bummer that they wont make another one

    6 years agoby @indyjonesFlag

  21. ed_wood

    Please, no musical. Its my favorite childhood movie, don't rape it.

    6 years agoby @ed-woodFlag

  22. Saquin Turok 'X'

    Thank god. I loved the original (even though I think it's as corny as hell when I see it now), but a sequel would've been pathetic. The musical should follow the film, and be put to rest too. It's such a pathetic idea it's almost laughable. Almost.

    6 years agoby @teesterxFlag

  23. Err

    this is a good day for movies that won't be made.
    they had no business trying to make a goonies sequal anyway, that was just a terrible idea.

    6 years agoby @err2005Flag

  24. The Kwisatz Haderach

    agreed Phat. it should be left alone.

    6 years agoby @the-kwisatz-haderachFlag

  25. Phatlightning

    good, I'm glad, the Goonies was classic and should be left alone, a Musical would be lame as sh*t.

    6 years agoby @sxers2k1Flag

  26. Joker's Apprentice

    Sad about the no sequel.. but who knows what could happen...I can't wait to hear Sloth's solo, appropriately titled, "HEEEYY YOU GUUUYS!!!!!"

    6 years agoby @lude8282Flag

  27. G Irish

    Ahh no way not again

    6 years agoby @girishmanFlag