New Interview: Finally A 'Goonies' Sequel? Depends on the 'Magic'
By David Weiner
"Hey you guys!" Is the beloved '80s adventure that turned "Chunk" and "Sloth" into household heroes finally coming back with a sequel? The Goonies director Richard Donner recently hinted that there was momentum on the project after three decades of waiting around, and ETonline went to one of the original Goonies himself – Sean Astin – to get his take on it.
"It is a mortal lock – I would bet my children on it – that there will be a sequel," the now-43-year-old star told ET while promoting his new family comedy, Moms' Night Out, in theaters Friday. "It may not be in my lifetime, but there will be a sequel, because the public wants it so much and Steven [Spielberg], who's really the decision maker, wants it really badly."
Based on a story by Spielberg, a young Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman were among the child stars searching for the legendary treasure of One-Eyed Willie in order to save their families' homes from foreclosure. Martha Plimpton, Kerri Green, Jeff Cohen, and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom's Short Round Ke Huy Quan rounded out the kiddie cast for the summer 1985 movie.
"Whether they want the sequel to be about the Goonies' kids, whether we're too old for it, it doesn't matter," continued Astin. "What matters is that Steven and [director Richard Donner] get to try and capture the magic again, because they love it and the public wants it. The fact that they haven't done it yet, I think, is a testament to them, because they haven't found the magic yet."
Are you ready for a Goonies sequel? Stay tuned to ETonline for further developments...