The Goonies 2: Steven Spielberg speaks out on SEQUEL ideas at 35th anniversary reunion

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This year marks the 35th anniversary of The Goonies, the classic coming-of-age treasure hunting adventure. And now Josh Gad has managed to reunite the cast, director Richard Donner, screenwriter Christopher Columbus, soundtrack singer Cyndi Lauper and even Steven Spielberg himself for a special reunion for charity over a Zoom call. The actor presented what is episode one of Reunited Apart, in aid of The Centre for Disaster Philanthropy.

The cast and crew have a lot of fun sharing memories and re-enacting moments during the reunion.

But everything became particularly exciting when Spielberg finally showed up.

The legendary filmmaker came up with the story for The Goonies and produced the movie.

Then Gad asked the inevitable question: “What is it going to take for you guys to make a Goonies sequel?”

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Spielberg said: “Chris and Dick and I and Lauren have had a lot of conversations about it.

“Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn’t hold water.

“The problem is the bar that all of you raised on this genre.

“I don’t think we’ve really successfully been able to find an idea that is better than The Goonies that we all made in the eighties.

Spielberg added: “So until we do, people are just gonna have to look at this one hundred times!”

Three of The Goonies previously reunited for a 30th anniversary dinner a few years ago.

The evening saw Corey Feldman, Sean Astin and Jonathan Ke Quan having a catch-up.

Feldman, who played Mouth in the 1985 classic, shared a picture of the event with his Data and Mikey co-stars on his Instagram.

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Feldman’s post read: “#GOONIE DINNER! HERE I AM LAST NITE CATCHING UP W FORMER CAST M8S, @seanastin & Jonathan Ke Quan. #LOVELY #NEVERSAYDIE #30thanniversary.”

While in 2017, he was asked about the possibility of a sequel.

He told MovieWeb at the time: “Richard Donner [the director] is 87 years old.

“And it’s like, no one really wants to make it without him.”

He added: “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. 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.”


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