To goon or not to goon


And the Goonies 2 speculation grinds on. For one thing, if nothing is happening (as so many are claiming), then why is there a “The Goonies 2” Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) listing for it ( Details are few and far between, only listing The Donners’ Company as the producer and Chris Columbus as the writer.

Sean Astin (pictured in photos from his Facebook page), aka Mikey in “The Goonies,” does a lot of interviews, and someone always asks him about it. “There should definitely be a remake,” he told at the Motor City Comic Con May 21 ( “I used to really want a sequel, a proper sequel, and at this point I don’t know if that makes as much sense now. But if they rebooted it, and gave the original Goonies a little cameo or something like that, I would think that would be cool. And it will happen. Steven Spielberg just has to say yes.”

And there’s the rub, apparently. If Speilberg continues to stay mum, at some point, Astin speculates, “in a few decades” when the director has “finished his journey on earth,” then Warner Brothers “will, absolutely, like immediately, go into production.”

“Maybe the reboot sucks,” Astin speculated. “Maybe it’s great. But why not? People love it so much.”

In other words, we still don’t know nuthin’.

Elleda Wilson is an editorial assistant for The Astorian and author of the award-winning In One Ear community column. Contact her at 971-704-1718 or

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