“The Goonies” Sequel Is Happening! Awesome! (VIDEO)

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The Goonies sequel is in the works

After years of rumors about a “Goonies” sequel, the film’s director Richard Donner confirmed the exciting news to TMZ.

Donner was asked if he’d be directing a trendy comic book film soon, with the filmmaker replying, “If you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.”

There has been speculation about a sequel, but in the past the report was shut down as simply a rumor. Maybe not now?

The stars of the popular 80s movie, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen, Martha Plimpton and others, have yet to comment on Donner’s announcement.

The director added that “Hopefully, all of them” would return for the sequel.

Sean Astin, who played Mikey Walsh, said in 2012 on the possibility of a sequel. He told IGN.com, “I’m 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it.”

Here’s the cast reunion in 2009:

Corey Feldman, who played Clark ‘Mouth’ Devereaux, has always said there would never be a sequel to “The Goonies”.

Feldman wrote on his blog, “There is no Goonies 2! I’m sorry but it’s just not gonna happen. It seems every six months the rumor mill gets started up again and people run around both excited and angry, and eventually I have to respond. I would have loved to do this movie under the direction of Donner (who wouldn’t?) but it is just not meant to be. Hope that’s settled. Course now that I’ve said that they’ll do it.”

If you are curious what some of the original stars of “The Goonies” have been up to in the past 29 years, we have all the details!

The Goonies cast then and now

Sean Astin (Mikey) played the role of Sam in the “Lord of the Ring” films.

Jeff Cohen (Chunk) certainly isn’t chunky anymore. He left acting in 1991 and graduated from UCLA law school in 2000. He has a law firm in Beverly Hills and does a little writing for CNBC and Huffington Post.

Jonathan Ke Quan (Data) went on to do a cameo in “Encino Man”, later moving behind the camera. He was a stunt choreographer for “The One” and “X-Men”.

Corey Feldman (Mouth)  had a tough time with drugs, but appears to be clean and sober these days.

Josh Brolin (Brand) has had a successful career in television and in films. He has starred in “No Country for Old Men”, “American Gangster”, and “True Grit”. He has also been in the news for his drunken antics, but went to rehab.

John Matuszak (Sloth) passed away in 1989 at the age of 38 of a prescription drug overdose.

Kerri Green (Andy) went on to apepar on “Law & Order” and “ER.  She also is a painter.

Martha Plimpton (Stef) currently stars as Virginia Chance on the FOX show “Raising Hope”, which landed her an Emmy. 

Robert Davi (Jake)  has appeared in “Die Hard”,  “License to Kill”, and can be seen in “The Expendables 3”.

Are you guys excited about the upcoming sequel? We sure are!

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