Today marks the 36th anniversary of Richard Donner’s The Goonies. Recently, I had the chance to sit down and talk with the one and only Corey Feldman, and I’m sad to say, but he tells us that The Goonies Part II is dead.
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Find out why below.
The Goonies star Feldman tells Dread Central: “Well, Sean Astin and Josh Brolin want a sequel but you know. It’s one of those powers that be things. Every time I thought, ‘Okay it’s really gonna happen,’ I’ve been let down and had my heartbroken. I think I probably believed it the most over the pandemic. Because I thought ‘Okay, it’s [The Goonies] 25th anniversary, we did two reunions in one year, we went back and read the script together. And Chris Columbus himself even said on the call with all of us, and in subsequent emails, ‘Guys I’m so inspired, I’m actually writing again. Like I’m gonna do this. We’re doing this.’ And then, nothing.“
He continues: “I don’t know what the hell it is. But all I know is that when I found out my dear friend Richard Donner had signed on to do Lethal Weapon 5 as his swan song, well that pretty much sewed up the rumor mill right there. It’s done. We cant make [The Goonies 2] without [Donner]. And [Donner’s] off shooting guns with the Lethal Weapon people.”
He adds: “And that is the shame of it. Because, just like when we did the zooms last year, I mean it doesn’t matter how many grey hairs everybody’s got on their faces, the love is still there. And the family feeling is still there. And I know that secretly, each of us weeps at night wishing that there was that magical [The Goonies 2] script landing on our doorstep the next day. But unfortunately and sadly, it still has not arrived.“
Stay tuned for our epic full interview with THE GOONIES star Corey Feldman coming soon!
Do you still have faith The Goonies Part II will happen one day?