In 2012, Sean William Scott first appeared as Doug “The Thug” Glatt, a bouncer turned semi-pro hockey player, and the actor has been teasing a sequel ever since. While that tease may have seemed like a fun idea that would never come to fruition—it actually has! Goon: Last of the Enforcers, has a release date next year and an official pic to prove it.
As announced today, the Goon sequel will hit Canadian theaters on March 17, 2017. An American release hasn’t been announced, but the first film followed a similar release schedule: it debuted in overseas territories in January, and hit theaters in Canada the same day it hit VOD in the U.S. a month later. The film then opened in a limited theatrical release in American that March.
Goon: The Last Enforcer started filming last year in Toronto, and Jay Baruchel, who’s reprising his role of Doug’s best friend Pat, is making his directorial debut. He also co-wrote the script with Jesse Chabot. Liev Schreiber also returns as Ross “The Boss” Rhea, while Marc-Andre Grondin plays Xavier LaFlamme, Kim Coates plays Highlanders Coach Ronnie Hortense, and Alison Pill plays Doug’s wife Eva.
Elsewhere, Wyatt Russell plays Anders Cain, described as “a young, volatile hot shot who becomes Captain of the Halifax Highlanders when a pro lockout suddenly sends a slew of new players down to the minors.” Elisha Cuthbert plays Mary, “sister and confidante of Eva, who we now find married to Doug.”
The official still accompanying the announcement focuses on Scott and Schreiber’s characters brawling on the ice. Scott has segued into a number of voice-acting roles as of late (hear his work as Crash in the Ice Age movies), but his glory days was in the early 2000s. Goon was a continuation of the similar brash personas found in movies like American Pie, Road Trip, and Old School. American Reunion was a test to see if audiences wanted more Stifler, and while that didn’t seem to warrant another sequel, fans seemed to have maintained their Goon spirit.