It’s been 25 years since Mikey, Mouth and the rest of The Goonies gang went on the ultimate onscreen treasure hunt, but the adventure may continue – in the form of a sequel.
Corey Feldman, who starred in the 1985 Warner Bros. box-office hit as Mouth, says that the original cast and crew, including executive producer and story writer Steven Spielberg, want to reunite on the big screen for part two.
“We [would] all like to see it happen,” Feldman, 39, told the Hollywood Reporter, also admitting there are “stumbling blocks no matter how much love there is.”
Still, he hears fans begging for more. “The No. 1 question that’s always been asked of me for the last 20 years is, ‘Will there be a sequel to Goonies?’ and unfortunately my answer is always the same. It’s not up to me, you know, it’s the studio,” he says.
“They treasure this film, as you know – it is literally their greatest family film title of all time,” he says. “That’s the way they see it. It’s always on the top 25, all DVD sales around the world all the time. If we go and throw a sequel out there that’s lesser [in quality], then suddenly we may hurt this continuous cash cow.”
Feldman, who earlier this year suffered the loss of longtime friend and frequent costar Corey Haim (who died at 38 from pneumonia and a heart condition), says he would never be a part of a Goonies remake. But he does reveal that there’s also a chance the film could be resurrected on the stage.
“They are talking about doing a Broadway musical, and I know [director] Richard Donner is really behind that,” he says. “If they did it, I would be open to doing something. I mean, I don’t think I could play Mouth at this point in the game – I’m a little old to be playing a kid If they offered it, I would definitely be open to it.”