Sean Astin Knows A Goonies Sequel Will Happen—But With A Big Catch
Hey you guyyyyyyys! We have more Goonies news to report. For starters, no, a sequel is still not happening, yet. However, this doesn’t seem to stop star Sean Astin, who played asthmatic Mikey Walsh, from giving up hope. Goonies never say die, right? Well, almost.
If the lead Goonie himself isn’t admitting defeat, we shouldn’t either. The classic ’80s flick is already living on with an off-Broadway, immersive theater experience. (Yes, really!) While preparing for his appearance at Wizard World Tulsa convention this October, Astin told Tulsaworld.com, “I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made.”
There is a downside to this whole “Goonies 2” concept, which Astin was quick to point out. He noted, “The precise makeup of it, I have no idea. Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea.”
So, let’s backup for a sec. Astin is 100% convinced a sequel to the greatest movie ever will happen at some point in life, but the original cast—the people who MADE the movie what it was—might not be in it?
Warner Bros. Same, Brand. We share your frustration.
Even though The Goonies sequel has turned into one long, unfunny joke, Astin isn’t backing down, and his reasoning for standing his ground makes a lot of sense. “It’s bigger—it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven [Spielberg], who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”
Well, he’s not wrong. The film made over $61 million by September 1985, according to IMDb. Because 30 years have passed since then, we’re going to go out on a limb and say the movie’s made even more money by now.
Interestingly, Astin admitted he and fellow castmate Corey Feldman, who played Clark “Mouth” Devereaux, came up with an idea for the sequel, but were politely turned down. “We had good fun working on that together and pitched it, and we were respectfully dismissed.” Womp womp.
Astin tweeted out this message on Saturday, and his hashtags will continue to give us hope for the future.
— Sean Astin (@SeanAstin) September 26, 2015