Actor says director’s age is a concern for following 1985 classic
The Goonies actor Corey Feldman has revealed he doesn’t think a sequel to the 1985 comedy classic will ever happen.
There has yet to be a reboot or sequel to the original, which also starred Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Kerri Green. But director Richard Donner has said in recent years that he believes a sequel could be on the cards.
However, Feldman told MovieWeb that Donner’s age means a sequel is unrealistic. He said: “Richard Donner is 87 years old. And no-one really wants to make it without him. He’s the driving force behind it. He says it’s still alive. But as we all know. when you get to that age, things slow down quite a bit. There is a big possibility that he might not want to keep driving it. So, I think without him, it doesn’t happen. And every day that passes, that he doesn’t do it, there is less and less chance that it is ever going to happen at all.”
Donner directed the original Superman movie in 1978 and, after The Goonies, went on to direct Scrooged and the first four Lethal Weapon films. But he hasn’t directed a film since Bruce Willis and Mos Def crime thriller 16 Blocks in 2006.
Feldman went on to say that, “if done right”, he would be open to appearing in a sequel made by the original’s producers Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus. Feldman said: “I’m not Steven Spielberg, I’m not Richard Donner, I’m not Chris Columbus. Those are the guys that make this decision. I know that they are all geniuses. And I implore nothing but the highest levels of respect and trust for their process and what they do. If, at the time, they want my opinion, I will certainly be happy to give it to them.”