Evan Goldberg Talks about GOON 2; Says They’re Trying to Figure out Deals

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Goon is a great little sports comedy, and if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend checking it out (it’s currently available on Netflix Instant).  For those unfamiliar with the flick, it stars Seann William Scott as a sweet-natured bouncer who becomes a hockey enforcer.  Michael Dowse directed from a script by Jay Baruchel (who co-starred in the movie) and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End).

The movie has picked up a cult following, and at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Steve asked Baruchel about the status of a sequel.  Baruchel said they were close to finishing a script, and that if they were able to work out everyone’s schedules, they might get it rolling as early as fall 2014.  Steve recently spoke to Goldberg about Goon 2 at the Neighbors junket, and the co-writer was a bit more cautious about the sequel’s immediate future.  Hit the jump for more on the Goon sequel:

goon-2-sequel-imageWhen asked about the status of Goon 2, it looks like the script is now finished and now it’s a matter of, as Baruchel said back in September, “getting all of their ducks in a row”:

It’s not going yet, but they’re trying to figure out deals and working towards it, and everybody loved Goon who worked on Goon.  I’m super-proud of that movie.  I feel like it gives back to my country!  Because I can’t play hockey, so I’m a bad Canadian, but at least I made a movie about hockey.

However, the problem remains scheduling.  As everyone involved becomes more successful, it becomes harder to get them back to do a small, indie sports comedy.

But Goon 2 could totally happen.  Dowse is down, and everyone wants to get it done.  Dowse has another movie he’s working on right now, Jay directed some stuff, we got the interviews, so we’re all kind of busy, but it’s fully possible.

Here’s the video of the interview:


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  • Leo Spaceman

    Ah Geez…. It would be pretty nice to have a sequel eh.

  • Leo Spaceman

    Ah Geez…. It would be pretty nice to have a sequel eh.

  • enderandrew

    Was this movie ripped off from Kevin Smith?

    Kevin Smith licenses the hockey song “Hit Somebody” about a hockey goon because he had an idea to write a movie about it. He writes the script, casts Sean William Scott as the goon and hands him the script.

    After that, Sean William Scott turns to his buddy Jay Baruchel who suddenly writes his own hockey about about a lovable goon and casts Sean William Scott, who ditches the Kevin Smith project.

    • Daniel Ronczkowski

      Two different ideas.

      • enderandrew

        Two different ideas for movies at the same time for Sean William Scott specifically to play a lovable hockey goon?

        You’re telling me that you’re absolutely sure an idea wasn’t stolen?

      • Daniel Ronczkowski

        I saw goon and I am a weekly listener to Smodcast. Pretty sure it is a different story.

      • Underground Anthem TX

        According to interviews with Smith on his own SMODCAST, he hadn’t even finished the script for HIT SOMEBODY when Seann began circling GOON.

        And according to a Comingsoon.net interview, Baruchel and Goldberg began developing GOON in 2005-2006.

        So it’s safe to say that no ideas were stolen and there doesn’t seem to be any hurt feelings.

  • enderandrew

    Was this movie ripped off from Kevin Smith?

    Kevin Smith licenses the hockey song “Hit Somebody” about a hockey goon because he had an idea to write a movie about it. He writes the script, casts Sean William Scott as the goon and hands him the script.

    After that, Sean William Scott turns to his buddy Jay Baruchel who suddenly writes his own hockey about about a lovable goon and casts Sean William Scott, who ditches the Kevin Smith project.

  • Underground Anthem TX

    I thought GOON was really funny, so I’d definitely be onboard for a sequel. Hope they get it done!

  • Guy

    But what does liking Goon say about our society Goldberg? Grace us with your genius oh wise one.

  • Aquartertoseven

    Really not a fan of Jay Baruchel. I feel like he’s a weak ‘funny actor’, like Craig Robinson and Jason Segal. With Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill etc. being the good ones.

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