Over the weekend, Superman: The Movie and The Goonies director Richard Donner confirmed years-old rumors that a sequel to Goonies is, indeed, in development at Warner Bros. He also said that he hopes to get the original cast back, including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and Corey Feldman. Gathering the cast together again might be somewhat of a challenge, since Brolin and Astin in particular are pretty in-demand, but depending on the lure of the sequel, it could happen.
Feldman, meanwhile, shared with his Twitter followers yesterday that Donner had already told him that a sequel was in the works. Feldman said he would do the movie but wanted a perfect script first that retained the magic of the original. When TMZ -- the same site that originally broke the story talking to Donner -- ran that Feldman was waffling on the film, though, he bounced back earlier today with a clarification that with writer Chris Columbus, Donner and producer Steven Spielberg attached, he felt that magical script was a foregone conclusion, and that his only question had been whether Donner and company were making actually completing the script a priority, since he too has heard years of rumors. Nevertheless, he said, he trusts Donner and if the director says it's imminent, then he's ready. "If they write it, I will come," he said. You can check out his tweets below; it's clear he's excited about the prospect (and about being able to finally discuss it publicly), as he's retweeting just about every fan who shows support. We've edited those out, obviously, so that these are just Feldman's own words.
GOONIES 2:FACT OR FICTION? I hav been hounded incessantly since this "rumor" hit the press 24 hrs ago! Literally thousands of tweets n FB — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
messages. Unfortunately I can't b the 1 2 GIV U an official answer, however I will gladly share what I do know. I ran n2 my good friend Dick — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
Donner a few months ago, n he told me the exact same thing. I normally wouldn't share that convo, but since he made it public, I can verify — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
the statement as he said "Steven n I R doin it together", and mentioned something about Chris Columbus helping out. He also said he wanted — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
us all in it. However, I hav yet 2 C a script, so I remain skeptical. As U know the idea has been recycled 4 yrs, but it can't b done w/o a — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
Perfect script! We all must b certain that it doesn't miss the magic of the original. That said Dick is 1 of the few men in this industry — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
That I LOVE N TRUST as he is a great, honest, n Noble man, who has always been there 4 me n my life, and would not tell a lie! So if he says — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
It's close, then I believe they R workin hard 2 make it the best script poss and if and when they feel confident 2 share w us, U will know! — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 6, 2014
As per usual: DONT BELIEVE TMZ N THEIR LIES! YES Richard Donner announced, YES I backed his statements, NO I never said I was 2 good 4 it! — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014
AS USUAL: If U want the #Truth read my tweets n whole, not the organized excerpts the media likes 2 twist of my words 2 sell subscriptions! — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014
AS I STATED YESTERDAY: IF THEY WRITE IT, I WILL COME! I have complete faith, that Spielberg, Donner, n Columbus, will Cr8 movie MAGIC AGAIN! — Corey Feldman (@Corey_Feldman) April 7, 2014