Richard Donner once again promises that a sequel to his kiddie-adventure classic is on the way.
Cornered by TMZ about whether or not he would ever direct another superhero movie, Richard Donner (he directed the original Superman with Christopher Reeve in 1976) instead opted to give his (by now) annual reassurance that a sequel to his classic 80s youth adventure The Goonies. The story was later supported by AICN. When pressed as to whether any of the original cast would return, Donner replied “All of them;” but while the original cast included still-famous Hollywood fixtures like Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman, many others have since left the industry for other careers.
Released in 1985, The Goonies were a group of young boys from Astoria, Orgeon who attempted to save their families’ homes from foreclosure by following a map to a fortune in gold that local legend claimed had been hidden in caverns beneath town by the pirate One-Eyed Willy long ago. Their quest led them to a network of devious Temple of Doom-style traps and riddles, and into conflict with a family of notorious criminals.
In a famous instance of marketing miscommunication, a video game titled Goonies II was released on the NES in 1987, leading many younger fans to believe that a sequel was already being produced. In reality, it was the sequel to a Famicom game based on the original film that was not released for direct sale in the U.S.