Sean Astin says Goonies sequel is happening, but there’s a hitch

Goonies fans, we have some good news and some bad news. Sean Astin, who played Mikey in the 1985 adventure directed by Steven Spielberg and beloved by literally everyone, recently gave his take on the possibility of a sequel.

“I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made,” Astin said, during an interview with Tulsa World.

That sounds awesome, right? But wait! There’s more.

“The precise makeup of it, I have no idea. Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea.”

Okay, so it’s less, “This is a thing that is happening and I have seen the script,” and more, “Obviously there will be a sequel, everyone loves Goonies.” Not quite what we were hoping for, but we can definitely see his reasoning.

He went on to say that the film has taken on a life of its own as a cultural touchstone.

“It’s actually bigger than everybody,” he told the paper. “It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”

We totally agree, Sean, although we’ll definitely be hoping that the original cast comes back and that a sequel happens in the generally near future.


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