Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Yates Up For Fantastic Beasts
Harry Potter veteran director in talks for spin-off
New Nightcrawler Trailer Arrives
Jake Gyllenhaal: creepy cub reporter
Shane Black Unleashes The Destroyer
He's on to direct an adventure book adaptation
New Trailer For Annabelle
A second look at the Conjuring spin-off
Steven Spielberg Plans Minority Report TV Series
While The Devil's Advocate also heads for small screens
First Teaser For The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death
She never left...
David Gordon Green Says Our Brand Is Crisis
He's reportedly set to direct Sandra Bullock in the political film
Podcast #125: Luc Besson, Marion Cotillard
Vive la France!
Akiva Goldsman In Talks To Rewrite The Ring 3D
He may tackle the new horror script
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Nicolas Cage In New Outcast Trailer
It ends in blood...
Exclusive: Nicholas Rowe To Cameo In Mr Holmes
Young Sherlock will appear 'alongside' Ian McKellen's Old Sherlock
New Screenwriter For Chaos Walking
Jamie Linden replaces Charlie Kaufman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
13 August 2014
Sony Is Tweaking The Interview
Seth Rogen's new comedy will be altered to remove some elements
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
The Interview
29 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
What If (2014)
Empire Star Rating
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Art Of The Steal (2014)
Empire Star Rating
This Is The End (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Movie 43 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jay Baruchel Planning Another Goon
Another round for Doug the Thug

25 September 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Jay Baruchel's Twitter account

submit to reddit

alt

A while back Jay Baruchel talked about his desire to do nothing but direct horror films, but it looks as if, for the time being, he's staying in the hockey business. Taking to Twitter yesterday, Baruchel revealed that he's actively working on a sequel to this year's Goon.

Baruchel co-wrote the first film with Evan Goldberg, as well as co-starring, but says he's working on the second with Jesse Chabot (who was associate producer last time). "Evan will be involved as producer and Michael Dowse is directing [again]," tweets Jay, "and we will all be working our asses off to make as awesome a flick as possible."

You wouldn't quite call it a sleeper hit - its total US gross at the box office seems to be about $6m - but Goon picked up pretty positive word-of-mouth. Its Rotten Tomatoes score currently stands at 83% fresh, and what impressed most people was the surprisingly low-key and touching performance of Seann William Scott as hockey enforcer Doug "The Thug" Glatt.

Where could a sequel go though, given that (spoiler) Glatt got the girl and reached the playoffs last time? The real Doug, Doug Smith, whose memoirs Goon was based on, continued to play for various minor league teams to varying levels of success, and away from the rink, also became a cop. So maybe there's something there.

But whatever Baruchel and co. are cooking up, he says, "Goon is pretty close to sacred for all of us involved, and we wouldn't be entertaining the idea of continuing the saga if we weren't all equally convinced that Doug, LaFlamme, Stevesy, the Russians, Rolie, Ogilvy, Belchy and Eva were only just getting started. We will give them and you guys the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required. High. Land. Ers!"

Goon 2 won't be alone in the hockey movie stakes: Kevin Smith's epic Hit Somebody is still percolating, and Rob Zombie is prepping his Broad Street Bullies. But maybe Baruchel will at least benefit from having been first onto the ice. There's no start date yet, but the screenplay, we guess, is being written right now.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Paul Thomas Anderson On The Master
No director's cut for the '50s drama
Arrested Development S4 Extended?
Update: More episodes will be shot!

Your Comments

Better than Slap Shot
Goon was as good or better than Slap Shot. Hopefully the sequel will be better than what followed Slap Shot. More

Posted by Wensink at 15:07 on 13 December 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Jay Baruchel Planning Another Goon
Sometimes trash blows in my face. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 22:48 on 26 September 2012 | Report This Post

Terrible, terrible film.
Please don't let this be true. I saw the first one at the weekend, it was truly dire. For the sake of mankind do not do it. More

Posted by sanchia at 18:42 on 26 September 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Video: Daniel Radcliffe Talks What If...
On Gordon Ramsay, swearing and date movies

The 24 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)