Jay Baruchel Reveals Plans for a Sequel to Hockey Comedy 'Goon'
If you haven't checked out the hockey comedy Goon (watch it on Netflix Instant) starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel and Liev Schreiber, you're missing out on a solid film full of laughs and great love for the sport. It's a surprising film from director Michael Dowse and a script from Baruchel and Superbad co-writer Evan Goldberg, and now another surprise is in store for fans. Baruchel took to Twitter to clarify some buzz about a sequel to Goon and he let some juicy details fly. The first detail reveals Baruchel will script the sequel, but this time Jesse Chabot (associate producer on the first film), will write with him.
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.
The first film was based on Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey, but it's not clear if the sequel will draw more from that book, or if Baruchel and Chabot have come up with a new story to keep the characters moving forward. Seann William Scott put in a simple but entertaining performance as the lead and his dynamic with hero turned rival Liev Schreiber was a great element of the story. Baruchel provides some great comic relief and if you haven't checked out the film yet, I don't know what you're waiting for now. We'll keep you posted on the sequel as best we can.