A few years ago, The Goonies director Richard Donner said a sequel was unlikely to come together, but held out hope for a Broadway musical. Fun as a Goonies musical may have been, that didn’t pan out. However, Donner has changed his tune on a Goonies sequel. Donner, the director behind Superman and Superman II, was asked if would ever make another comic book movie. His surprising response:
“If you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.”
He added that “hopefully all” of the stars will return. More after the jump.
I doubt it’s a done deal yet, but if you belong to the Goonies generation, this is promising news from a key player. We’ll keep you posted if/when The Goonies 2 talk turns into something more substantial.
Here’s the video of TMZ‘s interrogation of Donner. (Mad respect for Donner’s diplomacy with the first line of questioning.)
Here’s what Donner said around the 25th anniversary Goonies DVD/Blu-ray release about the chances of a sequel, remake, or musical:
“We were thinking that [the sequel] for years back, couldn’t do it. Felt like everything we were doing would hurt what we had with the original, hence the musical. But Steven [Spielberg] said something the other day to me that he and Chris [Columbus] were talking about and maybe something—but I don’t think there’d be a sequel. I wouldn’t remake it. If anything it’d be something new and fresh. Hopefully we’re doing this as a musical on Broadway. It took forever to get on Broadway. It was a long, long process but it just got a lot shorter because there’s a great writer/producer [Tim Long] who does musicals on The Simpsons which are classic. He just delivered a treatment on Goonies as a musical and it’s friggin’ great.”