– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The-Goonies-movie-imageHEYYY YOOOU GUUUUYS!!!!”

According to director Richard Donner- the man who brought us Superman: The Movie, the Lethal Weapon series, The Omen, and- of course- The Goonies- a sequel to the 1985 classic in the works. Of course, he can probably form a tag team with Dan Aykroyd, because both have had a penchant for drumming up interest for sequels to Goonies and Ghostbusters, respectively, for many years now. It was recently announced Akyroyd’s pipe dream will become a reality soon, and now Donner seems dead serious about his Goonies sequel.

Unprovoked, and unannounced, while being hounded by a TMZ camera man, he volunteered the following information:

He was asked if he’d ever make a comic book movie- since he’s the man that pioneered the genre back in 1978- and he bluntly said, “If you call ‘Goonies’ a comic book.” When the photographer acts surprised, Donner- again- blankly states, “We’re doing a sequel.” (As a side note, can you imagine the balls on the female photographer standing nearby that says “That’s old news”? Who the hell are YOU? You’re speaking to Hollywood royalty, who just offered up some unsolicited information for you to run with, and you’re going to patronize him? She gets a Gary Busey).

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As for who we might expect to see back, from the original cast? “Hopefully, all of them,” according to Donner. He means the kids, of course, because a couple of the grown-ups have all ready moved on to their sequels in the sky- like Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) and John Matuszak (Sloth). But can we really expect original Goonies like Sean Astin back as Michael “Mikey” Walsh? Corey Feldman as Clark “Mouth” Devereaux? Ke Huy Quan as Richard “Data” Wang? Josh Brolin as Brandon “Brand” Walsh? Jeff Cohen as Lawrence “Chunk” Cohen? Kerri Green as Andrea “Andy” Carmichael? And Martha Plimpton as Stephanie “Stef” Steinbrenner? Hey, anything’s possible.

There’s no timeline on when this production will get rolling, and it sounds like it’s still in its earliest stages. So we’re still a ways off, and things can take a turn in a new direction- Reboot? Sequel set in present day? Sequel set in the 80s with new kids playing the characters? This is Hollywood, folks. Expect anything.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.