Thirty years after Mikey first set off to hunt for One-Eyed Willy’s treasure, Sean Astin has (once again) weighed in on the possibility of a Goonies sequel.
“I have said and will always say, that it’s not a question of if, but rather when the sequel gets made,” Astin told the Tulsa World.
“The precise makeup of it, I have no idea,” he said. “Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea. 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 later took to Facebook to clarify that while he believes there will be a sequel someday, saying that both Spielberg and Donner have expressed interest in the past, there’s nothing definitive right now.
“If it gets made in my lifetime, I will root for it, whether I’m in it or not,” he wrote. “If it gets made after I’m no longer here to be in it or watch it, I still know in my heart, guts, wherever, [that] it will get made.”