After The Goonies first came out in 1985, it became almost an instant cult classic. Fans couldn't get enough of the treasure-hunting gang of misfit teens, and people began clamoring for a sequel immediately. As those fans have aged, their call for a sequel revisiting the "Goon Docks" has only gotten louder. In 2005, Jeff Cohen ("Chunk") told fans that while Steven Spielberg (who wrote the original movie), director Richard Donner, and the cast were all on board, the studio executives at Warner Brothers weren't too keen on shelling out the cash to make a sequel. However, Donner has claimed that "Goonies 2 will still happen, provided enough of you keep complaining and sending in letters."
Since then, fans have been getting some extremely mixed signals about the status of a Goonies sequel. Sean Astin ("Mikey") called it "an absolute certainty" in 2007, while Corey Feldman ("Mouth") said in 2008, "There is no Goonies 2! I'm sorry but it's just not gonna happen." Donner brought the hype back in 2014, telling a photographer that the sequel was already in the works and that he had plans to bring back the entire original cast. Unfortunately, there's been only radio silence on the Goonies front since then.