Ahead of the Tulsa edition of Wizard World, actor Sean Astin, who has literally been embroiled in genre entertainment since he was a child, spoke with Tulsa World to tease his appearance. They asked him if he thought Goonies 2 would ever happen, and he said definitely - though he's not sure what form it would take.
"I have said and will always say, that it's not a question of if, but rather of when the sequel gets made," Astin said. "The precise makeup of it, I have no idea. Whether I will be in it, no idea. Whether they would even want the original cast in it, no idea."
That's not what matters about the Goonies sequel, Astin said. "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."
He sees the thirty-year-old movie's lasting popularity as "stunning," and ultimately said the sequel needs to happen because "people want to see it."
Whenever it happens, however it plays out, we're pretty sure it'll be "more amazing than the time you saved those old people from that nursing home fire, right?"