This is also true of sequel talk, since in the years since the 1986 comedic adventure was released, there has been endless speculation about a potential follow-up (and a 1987 Nintendo game sequel from Konami that involved the gang rescuing a captured mermaid, amongst other nonsense). Over the weekend, though, original director Richard Donner sort-of confirmed that a sequel was, indeed, in the works.
While being gently harassed by a pushy TMZ photographer (watch below) about whether or not he would do another comic book movie, Donner, who also directed "Lethal Weapon," "The Omen," and "Scrooged" (amongst others), shot back with, "Depends if you call 'Goonies' a comic book movie. We're doing a sequel." When someone else who was clustered around Donner asked, "Are any of the stars going to return?" Donner answered: "Hopefully all of them." Somewhere, Corey Feldman is very, very excited.
To recap: no one thinks "Goonies" is a comic book movie, all of the stars might return for a sequel, and Richard Donner (who is now 83 and looks pretty damn good) definitely thinks it's happening. Sean Astin recently talked about a sequel happening, although it's unclear if fellow stars Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton are equally enthusiastic to return as now-middle-aged treasure hunters (maybe it's about their kids?)
Eighties nostalgia goes a long, long way, so maybe this actually will happen. Although the thought of fat, old Goonies scrambling around looking at a treasure map makes us kind of sad.