By Dave Campbell | April 29, 2009
On March 17, 2009, in Hollywood, California all of The Goonies, Mikey (Sean Astin), Brand (Josh Brolin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Mouth (Corey Feldman), Data (Jonathan Ke Quan), Andy (Kerri Green), Stef (Martha Plimpton) and including director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg reunited for the first time since they did the commentary for the DVD release over 8 years ago. This time they came together for the Empire 20th birthday issue photo shoot.
Anytime press of any kind interview one or more of The Goonies stars, questions are always asked about a and possibilities or developments on a sequel. This is what they had to say this time…
Richard Donner: “We tried for a long time. Steven and I had many meetings with writers but nothing stuck. It seemed disrespectful.”
Corey Feldman: “So I guess the answer about the sequel is that there’s always hope.”
Donner: “No. No hope.”
Sean Astin: “A year from now, ten years from now, 50 years from now, I’m absolutely convinced there’ll be one. We’ll figure it out. A sequel could be great. It could be shitty. You never know. But the original is the thing it is and no-one can ever change it.”
So it looks like talk and nothing more. Why do they tease us like this all the time? It must be mentioned that nobody said die, so who knows if the kids who once searched for One Eyed Willy will end up in another adventure some day now that they are all grown up.
The full interview is in the new issue of Empire. You can also read more on what Corey Feldman had to say on his blog here.
In the meantime check out the portrait from the shoot below:
Now, what the F is Josh Brolin taling about in this interview below from almost 2 years ago?!?