Richard Donner confirms The Goonies 2 plans
Director Richard Donner has revealed that plans are afoot for The Goonies 2...
Director Richard Donner is no stranger to sequels. Nominally the director of Superman II (having helmed the first at the same time, only to ultimately get booted off the second), he's done four Lethal Weapon movies across his career too. But one film that seemed ring-fenced, protected from the risks of sequel-land, was The Goonies.
Turns out, The Goonies 2 is on the way. And Donner himself is very much involved. It joins the likes of Beetlejuice, Top Gun and Ghostbusters in having a (very) belated sequel in the works. We fear that Gremlins 3 may well be getting closer at this rate (the only recent update on that has been one line in an Ain't It Cool News report, so at least for the minute we're safe).
As for The Goonies 2, news of it cropped up in an interview Richard Donner did with TMZ. He was asked if he was tempted to go back for another comic book sequel, "if you call Goonies a comic book, we're doing a sequel". Are any of the stars going to return, he was asked? His answer: "hopefully all of them".
No further details are available yet, and there's a long way to go to get a green light. Obviously Donner's involvement brings with it a degree of assurance. But still: The Goonies 2? It's hard not to feel a little alarmed...
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