There have been rumors of a sequel to the 1985 cult classic The Goonies for as long as one can remember. It has been almost 30 years since the film was released into the world; however, according to the film’s director, it may be getting some new life sooner than one would think.
The famous director was out in Beverly Hills signing autographs when he dropped a pretty big bombshell on a photog from TMZ.
The photog was asking him about the way that comic book movies are portrayed in film today, and how they have been used as sort of a “crutch” to make money in the industry. Donner tended to disagree with the photog.
“They’re smart,” he tells TMZ. “They’ve got a good thing going for them.”
Eventually, the photog asks Donner if he is ever going to make another comic book movie. His answer was probably not the one that the photog was expecting.
“If you call Goonies a comic book.” Donner replied. “We’re doing a sequel.”
Here is a look at the short interview with Richard Donner courtesy of TMZ.
At this particular time, there is absolutely no other information on the film other than the words from the director himself. There has been no official announcement from the studio, casting moves, or anything else of the sort. However, Donner’s words give new life to a franchise that hasn’t seen much movement in the last thirty years.
He continues on to say that he would like for all of the original cast members to return to their roles in the film. Honestly, I don’t see any other way for this to go down. If you don’t have Mikey, Mouth, Data, Brand, Chunk, Andy, and Stef, you really can’t call it The Goonies.
Whether the film would concentrate on the original gang thirty years later, or possibly on the adventures of their children in the present day, I think it is safe to say that done correctly could serve as a fantastic way to introduce children in this day and age to a film that meant so much to a lot of us as a child.
What do you think of the potential of a Goonies sequel? Is this something you would see in the theaters? If so, where would you like to see the story go? Let us know what you think in the comments below.