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Report: Richard Donner says “The Goonies” sequel is dead too, not just Lethal Weapon 5…

So Richard Donner shot down the “Lethal Weapon 5” rumours, he also shot down the reuniting of the original Goonies cast for “The Goonies” sequel. Donner and the original cast were game for the sequel in the past, Steven Spielberg was also game for it, Donner said they had a lot of young writers submit work but said none of their scripts called for another sequel. Meaning it’s a polite way of saying that a “Goonies” sequel would suck. Another reason that the sequel to the “Goonies” will definitely never happen is because the cast members are moving on to better careers.

For example, Josh Brolin went on into becoming a huge movie star, starring in films such as “No Country For Old Men” and the new upcoming flick “W.”. Jeff Cohen who played Chunk, is now an entertainment lawyer for Cohen & Gardener. Corey Feldman just released “The Lost Boys II’ sequel direct to DVD and is currently working with Corey Haim for the “Two Coreys” TV show. Sean Astin just completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy a while back and seems like he hasn’t done anything since. I’m not sure what the rest of the cast is up to though.

Donner has plans in adapting “The Goonies” to an on stage musical.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117994074.html?categoryid=3280&cs=1&nid=2564

I used to want a “Goonies” sequel but I’m actually glad it isn’t happening. It don’t need one. The original “Goonies” film is great the way it is.

Kev

Report: Richard Donner speaks out on “Superman” and the “Lethal Weapon” series!!!!

Interview with film maker Richard Donner, the man responsible for bringing us the original “Superman: The Movie”, the Lethal Weapon series, the Goonies, etc.

Although rumours are swirling the nets that screenwriter Shane Black is writing a script for “Lethal Weapon 5”, Donner here said he is not doing the 5th one and he also confirmed Mel Gibson pulled out in returning.

He also speaks more on Superman, the movie that he brought to the big screen himself. He comented on Bryan Singer’s “Superman: Returns” saying how much he loved that film, saying that he nailed it. Isn’t it amazing to hear Richard Donner give “Superman: Returns” positive feedback after all this time?

He also finally gets his own star for the Hollywood walk of fame, which is deserving and long overdue. Congrats Richard!

More on it here:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/herocomplex/2008/10/richard-donner.html

Richard Donner is an amazing director. Ya know, I love the Superman movies and I would love it if Donner returned to direct a new Superman movie, that be great.

I’m glad there’s going to be no Lethal Weapon 5 though. I hated Lethal Weapon 4. I only liked the first two Lethal Weapon films. 3 and 4 were pretty bad.

Kev