Today marks the return of The Goonies at HBO Max. The film, by the late director Richard Donner, remains one of the most beloved films of the 80s and the most beloved family adventure films of all time. The film, which has been the subject of frequent discussions about sequels or remakes almost since its debut in 1985, saw a number of its cast members reunite last November for a virtual screenplay read in order to collect funds for charity – a popular way for actors to gain mileage for their talents during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting production slowdown in much of the film industry.
“The same spirit of bravery, sacrifice and comradeship that The Goonies shown in our film is what families around the world are experiencing as we all face this pandemic, “Donner said at the time of the reunion.” We are honored to have the opportunity to help No Kid Hungry and hopefully to bring some light and love to homes around the world. “
Donner, who died in July, has received tributes, some from him The Goonies to throw. Before his death, Donner was working on Lethal weapon 5, but when he revealed it would be his last film before his retirement, The Goonies star Corey Feldman has pronounced the end of the franchise.
“I don’t know what it is. But all I know is that when I found out that my dear friend Richard Donner was committed to doing Lethal weapon 5 like his swan song, well, that pretty much sewn up the rumor mill there. It’s done, “Feldman said.” We can’t do it [The Goonies 2] without [Donner]. And [Donner’s] shoot guns with the Deadly weapon people.”
During the Goonies virtual meeting in April 2020, Spielberg explained why a Goonies II still hasn’t happened:
“Chris and Dick and me and Lauren [Shuler Donner, producer] have had a lot of conversations about it, and every couple of years we get an idea, but it just doesn’t hold up, ”Spielberg told the Zoom cast. “The problem is the bar you’ve all raised. this genre. I don’t think we really managed to come up with a better idea than The Goonies we did in the 80s. “
You can now broadcast The Goonies on HBO Max, or grab the movie on DVD or Blu-ray. A 4K Ultra reissue of the film, showcasing it in the highest resolution it has ever enjoyed, hits stores today.