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Can you do "The Goonies" without Sloth?That's the big question a lot of fans had after director Richard Donner announced he was working on a sequel to the beloved '80s movie. On one hand, the heroic-but-deformed Fratelli brother isn't exactly the most PC character 30 years later. Plus, the actor who memorably played him, football star John Matuszak, passed away shortly after the original film was released.Video: See Conan O'Brien Dressed as SlothBut, the character is without a doubt one of the most memorable aspects of the 1989 flick, with his "Hey you guys!" quote becoming one of the most famous lines in pop culture history.So ... what do you do?toofab's Brian Particelli caught up with Mikey himself, Sean Astin, at the Atx Television Festival premiere of his new series, "The Strain," last night -- which just happened to be the 29th anniversary of "The Goonies" release. Watch »
- tooFab Staff
Sean Astin was doing a live HuffPost interview in support of his new comedy Moms' Night Out when he was surprised by guest Corey Feldman, who also has The M Word currently in theaters. It's not those two movies that had the former co-stars talking, though. It was the thought of reuniting for The Goonies 2 that got them both excited. And it sounds like it's a real thing.
Director Richard Donner dropped the news last month that a sequel to the 1985 classic children's adventure was moving forward, and that executive producer Steven Spielberg came up with the story idea. Sean Astin confirms that in the following video:
"What's happening with 'Goonies 2?' That's what everybody wants to know. What are we doing?!"
Sean Astin, who played Mikey, the leader of the Goonies, »
Earlier this month, director Richard Donner broke one of the biggest news stories all year, when he revealed that the long-awaited sequel The Goonies 2 is actually happening. During a new interview with TMZ, Richard Donner revealed that The Goonies executive producer Steven Spielberg actually came up with the story for this sequel.
"Hopefully we're going to get this done. Period. Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don't do it without him. He came up with another story line, and he's right on."
"God knows. It's up to them. If they have any sense, they will. If they don't, they won't."
What started off as a pesky TMZ interview quickly turned into the biggest movie news of the month as director Richard Donner confirmed he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast set to reprise their roles. We've been hearing about a sequel for years, so we thought this was just more talk. But then star Corey Feldman also confirmed that the movie is actually in the process of happening, and that Steven Spielberg, who served as an executive producer on the first movie, and original writer Chris Columbus, are helping get this to the big screen...For real this time. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. But the fans have made their voices very loud and clear. Millions of Goonies want their Goonies 2! It being a true sequel and not a reboot or remake, it might actually be good. But, as often is the case, it »
The biggest story of the year broke this past weekend when director Richard Donner confirmed that he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast (except for Anne Ramsey and John Matuszak, aka Sloth, R.I.P.) returning to reprise their roles. Was this for real? Or was Richard Donner just continuing to fan the flames of a pipedream that has long been discussed at Warner Bros.? According to original star Corey Feldman, a sequel is most certainly in the works. But will it happen?
Corey Feldman is quite an active voice on Twitter, and confirmed yesterday that director Richard Donner had approached him about The Goonies 2 a few months ago. Of course our beloved Felddog wants to return, but he's heard this story before. Donner has been threatening to make this follow-up for years, and this time, he claims to have Steven Spielberg coming along as an executive producer, »
“Heyyy Yooou Guuuuys!!!!”
According to director Richard Donner- the man who brought us Superman: The Movie, the Lethal Weapon series, The Omen, and- of course- The Goonies- a sequel to the 1985 classic in the works. Of course, he can probably form a tag team with Dan Aykroyd, because both have had a penchant for drumming up interest for sequels to Goonies and Ghostbusters, respectively, for many years now. It was recently announced Akyroyd’s pipe dream will become a reality soon, and now Donner seems dead serious about his Goonies sequel.
Unprovoked, and unannounced, while being hounded by a TMZ camera man, he volunteered the following information:
He was asked if he’d ever make a comic book movie- since he’s the man that pioneered the genre back in 1978- and he bluntly said, “If you call ‘Goonies’ a comic book.” When the photographer acts surprised, Donner- again- blankly states, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
It's funny how so many on the Internet love to lament the lack of original storytelling in movies as sequels and reboots dominate the landscape. But mention some movie that was loved during the mid-'80s, when so many of today's movie-obsessed Internet commenters and bloggers grew up, and suddenly it's as if not only is a sequel something they want, but it becomes something to celebrate. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.The latest such unnecessary, but "exciting" development is The Goonies director Richard Donner telling the gossip site TMZ.com, "We're doing a sequel," and when asked who from the original cast is coming back his response was all-inclusive, "Hopefully all of them!" Oh, yes, hopefully. The last time I remember hearing about a possible Goonies II was about seven years ago when Sean Astin made mention of a story that would center around the children of the original cast. »
- Brad Brevet
For pretty much all of us here at HeyUGuys, The Goonies was an absolute staple of our childhoods (So much so we even named our beloved website after it!). It was an instant classic quite unlike anything before or since. Talk of a sequel has been circulating for years, but now director Richard Donner himself says that it’s happening.
In an interview with TMZ, Donner was asked if he was planning on making another comic book movie, and he replied:
If you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.
And not only that, but he went on to say that he’s hoping that all of the original cast will return.
Donner had previously also »
- Kenji Lloyd
The Goonies 2 has been a rumored sequel swimming around Hollywood for years. It's never gotten off the ground, though, and most assumed it was just a pipedream. Now, during an off-handed TMZ interview taking place in the street, original director Richard Donner confirms that the sequel is happening, and that the entire cast will return.
He makes the announcement after fielding questions about Hollywood's reliance on superhero movies. When asked if he'd return to the genre he helped create with 1978's Superman, he says, "If you call The Goonies a comic book."
Here is the video:
Director Richard Donner makes this announcement in the street.
"We're doing a sequel."
When asked if any of the original cast is going to return, he says,
"Hopefully all of them."
A script for The Goonies 2 had been written some years ago, which follows a group of new kids, the sons and daughters of the original Goonies, »
TMZ was with Donner in person when he confirmed they are doing a sequel. Asked if any of the original film's stars are coming back, he said "hopefully all of them".
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green, Jeff Cohen, Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano starred in the original about a group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.
Two of the original cast members, Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) and John Matuszak (Sloth) have since passed away. Brolin, Astin, Plimpton, Davi and Pantoliano are all still busy working actors to this day. Green only occasionally acts and now produces films as well, Cohen has become an entertainment lawyer, and »
- Garth Franklin
Actors often venture into other fields. Some play it safe and limit themselves to film, going on to become screenwriters and directors. Surprisingly some of the best films of the past thirty years have had actors behind the camera instead of in front.
Then there are actors who aren’t just content with Hollywood. Since the sixties, actors have tried to tackle the world of music and literature. While some have managed to pull of something resembling decent, you can count them on one hand. Yes, most of them have been that bad.
Then there’s the flipside. There are musicians, athletes, and other non-thespians that take a crack at acting with surprisingly good results. Sometimes they’re so good that people are left wondering why they never pursued acting on a full time basis. And sometimes they even win awards for it. Maybe acting isn’t as »
- Mickey Galie
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