The first Goon: Last of the Enforcers trailer has gone online. The sequel to the 2011 cult comedy sees Seann William Scott return as Doug “The Thug” Glatt, and while this trailer is short on plot details, it does seem to be channeling the raucous comedy of the first film.
For those who didn’t see the first movie, Doug is a sweet-natured, slightly dopey guy whose main talent is beating the snot out of people. When his skill at brawling comes to the attention of a local hockey team, Doug is recruited to be their new enforcer. Eventually, he runs up against the league’s most notorious hockey goon, Ross “The Boss” Rhea (Liev Schreiber) while trying to protect the team’s superstar, Xavier LaFlamme (Marc-André Grondin).
Schreiber and Grondin are set to return for the sequel alongside Jay Baruchel (who also directed the film) as Doug’s best friend, Kim Coates as Highlanders Coach Ronnie Hortense; and Alison Pill as Doug’s love interest, Eva. They’ll be joined by Wyatt Russell and Elisha Cuthbert.
One of the highlights of the first film was watching the ridiculous interactions among the Halifax Highlanders, and Baruchel seems to have embraced that for his sequel. While comedy sequels are tough, Goon: Last of the Enforcers looks promising.
Check out the trailer below. The film opens in Canada on March 17, 2017. No word yet of a U.S. release date.