There’s been talk of a sequel to The Goonies for years. At one point director Richard Donner and Steven Spielberg actually made us believe that it was really close to happening. Unfortunately, I doubt it will happen at this point. The Goonies star Sean Astin has seemingly cooled off on the idea, should a recent interview be any indication.
Speaking with Collider to promote his new Netflix show No Good Nick.
Astin revealed that he’s no longer sure a direct sequel is still viable.
“For 20 years, my answer to the question was an unequivocal yes, there will be a sequel — it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when. Just certainty,” Astin admits. “Well…that’s gone. Now I think we’ve probably passed the threshold for which all of us original cast members are right for doing a sequel.”
At one point, Astin admits, he and Goonies costar Corey Feldman pitched a three-act treatment to Dick Donner but were shut down quickly.
“Corey Feldman and I put together a three-act treatment for it and we pitched it to Dick Donner and it never got made,” the actor reflects. “We pitched it to him and the whole time his eyes were closed…we thought it was really cool and afterwards he’s like ‘Boy, you guys really thought about this’ and we go ‘Yeah, yeah we have!’ and he goes ‘Yeah, we’re not doing that.’”
The Goonies was released June 7, 1985.