Sean Astin Claims the 'Goonies' Sequel "Will Be a Thing"
"I happen to know that they are actively trying to secure a writer based on an outline that they feel really confident about," Astin said.
Astin played Mikey in the original while Feldman played his friend Mouth. According to Astin, the project's future remains in the hands of Steven Spielberg, who produced and wrote the story for the original. "When Steven, who ultimately is the decision-maker on this, when he has felt the magic and he and [Goonies director Richard Donner] are in agreement, which I believe will happen, then it'll be a thing."
Both Feldman and Astin seemed game to return for the sequel and both claimed that Chris Columbus (the one who wrote the Goonies script, not the one who miscalculated the route to India and enslaved the native people of North America) will be involved with the sequel as well.