Sean Astin on ‘Goonies’ Sequel: ‘It’s Not a Question of If, But Rather of When’

If Sean Astin has any say, a Goonies sequel will definitely happen, but the question of when is something else entirely.

“I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made,” assured Goonies star Sean Astin, who played adorable asthmatic Mikey in the 1985 film. The actor thinks that the movie is long overdue for another chapter and although he agrees that not every film needs a remake or sequel, “…Goonies ain’t one of them,” he says. “Goonies is pret-a-porter for a sequel, man. It is ready to wear.”

The star recently talked went more in-depth about his thoughts on a Goonies sequel at Wizard World Tulsa during an interview with

“The precise makeup of it, I have no idea,” he said. “Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea.

“But it doesn’t matter. It’s bigger — it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”

The rumor has definitely been circulating for some years now. During an interview back in 2009, the film’s original screenwriter Chris Columbus even talked about the possibility of a sequel saying, “I think the only way it could be done is if the kids are now the parents, and their kids have become the Goonies. I still think the two brothers are still alive and well, so they could still be in the movie. So it’s a matter of whether or not they could re-create that concept.

More recently, the film’s original director Richard Donner has stated that, “…everything takes a long time to get it right,” he explained. “If you do things fast and quick and easy, that’s a disservice. But if there were going to be another movie it would take us a long time to get it right, because we have a lot of history that we’re involved with and a lot of integrity that we have to keep to what once was, and lives a life of its own without destroying it.”

So what say you/ Do we need another Goonies movie or nah? Let us know in the comments below!

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