The hockey comedy Goon was a nice little underrated gem of 2011, and while there had been talk of a sequel in the interim, it was unclear if the follow-up would actually come to fruition. Cut to today, where production is indeed underway on Goon 2, which is officially titled Goon: Last of the Enforcers. We know filming has begun because Jay Baruchel just shared an image of the cast reunited on set, decked out in full hockey gear.
In addition to producing and filling a supporting role onscreen, Baruchel co-wrote the first film alongside Evan Goldberg. For Last of the Enforcers, Baruchel is making his directorial debut, taking over helming duties from Goon’s Michael Dowse. Goon star Seann William Scott returns in the lead role as Doug “the Thug” Glatt, who in the first film went from bar bouncer to enforcer for a minor league hockey team. In the sequel, Glatt and the Halifax Highlanders reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout.
In addition to directing, producing, and acting, Baruchel also co-wrote Goon: Last of the Enforcers with Jesse Chabot. Goldberg also returns, only this time in an executive producer capacity.
Filming is currently underway in Toronto, and as you can see by the image below, the gang is back together. Baruchel is a busy guy at the moment, fitting the Goon 2 shoot into his hiatus from the FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, which was picked up for a second season after a solid debut earlier this year.
Check out the photo below. Goon: Last of the Enforcers will likely hit theaters sometime in 2016.
— Jay Baruchel (@BaruchelNDG) June 19, 2015