Actor/writer Jay Baruchel took to Twitter this afternoon to announce plans for a sequel to his beloved cult hockey comedy, ‘Goon.’
Simply titled ‘Goon 2,’ the new movie will feature much of the same cast as the original, led Sean William Scott and Liev Schrieber.
Baruchel will helm writing duties again, alongside Jesse Chabot, who was the associate producer on the project the first time around. Originally, the film had been co-written by Baruchel and ‘Superbad’ co-writer Evan Goldberg, however, Goldberg will stand by for production duties on the sequel.
Michael Dowse, who directed the original, will also reprise his role as Director for the second installment.
Originally adapted from the novel ‘Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey into Minor League Hockey,’ ‘Goon 2’ will likely see a more original story from Baruchel and Chabot.
Baruchel noted his intentions earlier today on Twitter with plenty of innuendo only fans of the first film would understand:
“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.”
No release date information is currently available.
Watch the trailer for the first ‘Goon’ below: