Goonies never say die!
After the iconic 1985 film's director Richard Donner revealed that a sequel is in the works, fans of The Goonies everywhere were doing the Truffle Shuffle out of sheer joy. But would original stars Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and Corey Feldman, to name but a few, return? Donner said "Hopefully, all of them" would reprise their roles.
And now we can say that two of the original stars are definitely down to ride up Troy's bucket once more.
E! News caught up with The Goonies ringleader Sean Astin (Mikey!) at the 2014 ATX TV Festival, where he was promoting his new FX series The Strain, to get all the inside scoop on what could possibly be the most anticipated sequel in the history of sequels.
"My first thought when Dick said he was doing that was like, ‘Alright, maybe this time it's true!' I hope it's true," Astin told us. "I certainly like the idea of doing it. I don't know if I'd be in it or not. If they really wanted us to be in it, I'm sure there would be some way to work it out."
And one of Astin's fellow Goonies is also down to once again follow in Chester Copperpot's (RIP!) footsteps: Corey Feldman!
"We talk a lot. Corey and I are buddies," Astin said. "Oh, he's fired up. He's ready to go." So are we, Feldman. So are we.
Desperate for any details on the return to Astoria after almost 30 years, we had to know if the film would focus on the children of the original gang. "I think that's what they want to do. I think they want to focus primarily on the kids," Astin said. "I think the audience may be split on that, so they're trying to figure it out."
But one thing is for sure: "It'll happen, whether in my lifetime or not," Astin said.
From your lips to One-Eyed Willie's ears.
Do you want to see a sequel to The Goonies? Who would you like to see return?