Hey you guyssss! Fans of the cult classic The Goonies got into a tizzy over the weekend when its director, Richard Donner, revealed that a sequel is in the works. They weren't the only ones abuzz, though. Its star Sean Astin joined the excitement via Twitter on Saturday, April 5.
"Huh? What? #Goonies 2," Astin, 43, wrote. "We Never Say Die!"
Astin, 14 when the movie was released, starred in the 1985 blockbuster smash alongside Josh Brolin, Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green, and Jonathan Ke Quan. The film, written by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus, centered on a group of kids in search of a pirate treasure.
Word of a remake surfaced on Saturday when Donner was approached by TMZ cameras. Asked if he was going to direct a trendy comic book film, he quipped: "If you call Goonies a comic book. We're doing a sequel."
For Astin, getting the old gang back together -- including Chunk (Cohen), of course -- seemed like a possibility for the past two years. Back in 2012, the Rudy actor spoke of reuniting the cast during an interview with IGN.com. "I'm 1,000 percent certain there will be a sequel," he said. "I will bet my children on it."
He also opened up about it during the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con this weekend. "I've known that, a year after the original film, Steven Spielberg and Dick [Donner] had wanted to make a sequel. I know they've developed lots of screenplays, and it's been a rumor for a long time," he told Paranormal Pop Culture. "But none of us are getting any younger so if they want to do it, they might as well do it sooner rather than later."
"I don't know if they would ask me to be a part of it," he continued. "Dick sort of said -- with the TMZ reporters -- that he hoped all the stars would come back. Everybody has a great affection for it."