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Jay Baruchel Reveals Plans for a Sequel to Hockey Comedy 'Goon'

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September 25, 2012
Source: Twitter

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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.

Goldberg will be back as a producer and Michael Dowse is returning to direct. Here's all of what Baruchel had to say on Twitter, compiled into a neat set of quotes thanks to the folks at Collider:

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 motherfucker! #gaypornhard

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.

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  • TheRagingCajun
    If they could get the rights to the REAL nhl teams, i would just masturbate myself left and right for like a week...
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
      Why though? I quite like that they were just made up.
      • TheRagingCajun
        "cause i'm a fucking fan of the NHL, and seeing Ross The Boss in a Bruins uniform against Doug in a Habs uniform, that would cause me to take out my johnson, hold it ever so gently with my right hand and then proceed to jerking the fuck off!!! That's how much i like hockey, son!
        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
          Good for you man! Good for you.
  • jordan
    I haven't watched any film in the last 10 years as many times as I have watched Goon. (Yes I am Canadian). I kind of want to watch it again now. Such a funny, well made film.
  • OfficialJab
    No complaints.
  • Rain Spider
    I never laughed so hard at a movie within the first 20 minutes than when I did at Goon. I'm totally down for a second movie.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Goon was decent, I liked it a whole lotto cabbages! It pretty much had everything.
  • http://www.facebook.com/pedrothesmith Pedro Smith
    " Baruchel provides some great comic relief" I disagree. Screaming "TAKE NUMBER 69" is not comic relief.
  • DAVIDPD
    I thought GOON was okay-good, but a few of my hockey fan friends did not like it.
  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sterling-Hallbrook/100001761276049 Sterling Hallbrook
    I've watched "Goon" at least 10 times. I love it. It's hilarious.
  • grimjob
    Goon totally surprised me. I figured it'd be pretty good, but I absolutely loved it. Definitely down for a sequel!

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