Sean Astin said last year that a Goonies sequel was on the cards, and there’s been rumours of one possibly happening from other sources, but Corey Feldman thinks that the project may not happen after all, something that should please the film’s many fans, especially as it seems that it would be as much a reboot as a sequel, and we all know how badly it may be received considering the backlash against the upcoming Ghostbusters remake.
Director of The Goonies Richard Donner said in 2014 that original screenwriter Steven Spielberg had come up with a script and it was “right on”, but Feldman, talking to Movieweb, reckons it might just be too late.
“Richard Donner is 87 years old. And it’s like, no -one really wants to make it without him. He’s the driving force behind it. He says it’s still alive. But as we all know, when you get to that age, things slow down quite a bit. There is a big possibility that he might not want to keep driving it. So, I think without him, it doesn’t happen. And every day that passes, that he doesn’t do it, there is less and less chance that it is ever going to happen at all.”
“It could have a very bad backlash! At the end of the day, and I have said this before, the only way a Goonies sequel happens, and is forgivable to the fan base… is if it is done right. And what does that look like? Obviously I don’t know. Because I’m not Steven Spielberg, I’m not Richard Donner, I’m not Chris Columbus. Those are the guys that make this decision. I know that they are all geniuses.”
We don’t need a sequel or remake do we, when we’ve got the original movie to enjoy over and over again!