The hockey comedy Goon was one of this year’s pleasant surprises. Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schreiber, the film earned fairly positive reviews and most of the people I talked to thoroughly enjoyed it. So, it should come as no surprise that Baruchel is already chatting up a sequel.
The young actor is set to pen the script along with Jesse Chabot, who was the associate producer on the first film. Furthermore, Evan Goldberg will return as a producer and Michael Dowse will return to the director’s chair.
Check out what Baruchel had to say via Twitter:
I’d like to say thank you to all of you for all the GOON 2 love. You guys are wicked. Though I do feel the need to clarify something from the last article I posted, GOON 2 will be written by @jessechabot and myself. Evan Goldberg will be involved as a producer and we will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible.
Please know this: GOON is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved and we would only be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we were all equally convinced that Doug, Laflamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy Belchy and Eva were only getting started. We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required. HIGH. LAND. ERS.
Sorry for the tweet carpet bombing, just wanted to provide context and give appropriate respect to my boy @jessechabot. And YES @mdowse is directing the motherfu**er!
No word yet on whether or not the sequel will draw from the book that the first film was based on (Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey), but we’ll keep you posted when we hear more on that front.
As mentioned above, Goon was a very enjoyable film and news that a sequel is not only in development but that it will also keep most of the key players on board is really great to hear. There’s still a lot left that Baruchel and Chabot can do with the characters and I can’t wait to see where they take things.
How do you feel about this news? Are you happy that Jay Baruchel and gang are getting back together for a Goon sequel?