Sean Astin who starred in the hit children’s movie The Goonies as a child is back on the TV screen playing Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2. While the actor was busy doing a lot of press meets and interviews to promote the show, a reporter asked him about the possibility of The Goonies 2. Sean Astin seemed very keen about the long-discussed sequel coming to pass. However, he is not sure whether the sequel would take place as a live-action movie, or something else.
Astin, who played Mikey in the 1985 adventure movie, was asked what were his thoughts about doing a sequel and this is what he responded with:
“It’s always possible. I will say that it’s likely that it will happen. I don’t know when, but I have always had confidence that that sequel will happen mostly because Steven Spielberg, from the time when I was a kid, told me he wanted it to happen and has never changed his opinion.”
Spielberg produced the first movie and is the one who came up with the idea of doing a sequel. So if there’s anyone who was influential enough to get a project like this made, it’s him.
But Astin isn’t convinced the sequel would take the form of a live-action movie. This is what he had to say about it:
“What I would love to see is a Goonies animated series, and I would love to play Mikey. I do a lot of voiceover characters, and I play younger characters with my voice, and that would be meta.”
The Goonies is the story of a group of friends living in a small town. The group’s leader Mikey Walsh, his older brother Brand, and gang members Andy, Data, Stef, Mouth, and Chunk are being evicted from their homes which are to be demolished. The Goonies find a treasure map which belonged to the legendary pirate One-Eyed Willy which is believed to be located under an abandoned restaurant. The Goonies embark on a great adventure filled with booby traps, underground mazes, and skeletons in order to save their homes. Along the way, they are pursued by several other people who are also after One-Eyed Willy’s treasure and want to get their hands on it.
Even though the original director Richard Donner had announced a sequel back in 2014, nothing has come of it yet. But with Spielberg on board, the sequel may have a shot.