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‘Goonies’ star Sean Astin on long-awaited sequel: ‘Not a question of if, but rather of when’ movie gets made

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(Sept. 29, 2015) – The Goonies are definitely coming back. It’s a “lock.”

That’s according to Sean Astin, who starred in the classic 1985 Steven Spielberg/Richard Donner flick alongside Corey Feldman and Josh Brolin. Astin, speaking to the Tulsa World while promoting his guest appearance at next month’s 2015 Wizard World Tulsa pop culture con, said a sequel will happen.

“I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made,” he told the newspaper in an interview.

He said he didn’t no what the movie would consist of or whether the original cast would return.

“But it doesn’t matter. It’s bigger — it’s actually bigger than everybody. It’s bigger than even Steven (Spielberg), who created it. It’s bigger than Richard Donner, who breathed such strong life into it. It’s now a part of American cultural lore, and the studio has a lot to gain from promoting it, so you can take it to the bank that people will get to enjoy it more.”

Astin said he and cast mate Corey Feldman once came up with an idea for a sequel and pitched it before being “respectfully dismissed.” While Astin concedes some movies don’t need a sequel, he thinks “Goonies” is primed for one.

“But people want it. People want to see it,” he said. “And people are not always as misguided as we might represent. Sometimes the people know just what they want.”

What sparked Astin to show such confidence in a sequel? He said the movie’s popularity cemented itself when his daughters fired up their Apple TV and found the 30-year-old movie listed as one of the top recommendations.

“I just find that a stunning fact. I actually stopped and looked at it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”