Corey Feldman throws fresh doubt on whether we’ll ever get to see The Goonies 2…
It’s been a while since we’ve heard any kind of news on the planned The Goonies 2. The last real update came from the writer of the original, Chris Columbus, back in April 2015, where he revealed that he, director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg hadn’t yet come up with a story that they liked for the new film. As he said last year, “we are in the thick of it now, trying to figure it out”.
Yet 15 months later, there’s been no obvious sign of progress, and one of The Goonies – Corey Feldman – has cast doubt over whether the film will happen at all.
The news that The Goonies 2 actually existed at all was broken by Richard Donner two years ago, but as Feldman told Movieweb, “Richard Donner is 87 years old. And it’s like, no one really wants to make it without him. He’s the driving force behind it. He says it’s still alive. But as we all know…when you get to that age, things slow down quite a bit. There is a big possibility that he might not want to keep driving it”, Feldman said.
“So, I think without him, it doesn’t happen. And every day that passes, that he doesn’t do it, there is less and less chance that it is ever going to happen at all”.
Feldman also recalled that he and Sean Astin, once upon a time, came up for an idea with The Goonies 2 a long time back. They took it to Donner, “but, unfortunately, he felt it was too expensive for what they have in mind”.
And he also cast doubt on Astin fairly recently teasing that One-Eye Willy would be making an appearance in The Goonies 2. “I’m pretty sure he doesn’t have any information that I don’t have”, Feldman said. “And if he does have that information, I’m sure he would have shared it with me. I think its just one of those good old fashion Hollywood rumour mills working again”.
With regards The Goonies 2, then, it’s pretty much as you were. Feldman wants to make the movie, but isn’t expecting the call anytime soon, it seems…