In case you haven't heard: The Goonies is coming back to the big screen! Director Richard Donner confirmed that a second installment is in the works -- despite the fact that the original came out nearly 20 years ago. It's amazing news -- and it got us thinking: what other flicks need a second installment?
From Clueless to The Breakfast Club, these 10 movies also deserve a sequel:
1. The Sandlot
Yes, The Sandlot 2 and The Sandlot 3 already exist, but no one from the original film starred in either. Fans of The Sandlot deserve a true sequel: one that brings back the original gang and follows the adventures of their own kids growing up on the sandlot. Mike Vitar (aka Benny 'The Jet' Rodriguez) gave up acting in 1997, but hey -- we can dream, right?
2. Independence Day
It's finally happening! Twenty years after the original was released, Independence Day 2 will hit theaters in 2016. The sequel (which sounds AWESOME) is reportedly set in an alternate present-day reality, where humanity has spent the last two decades harvesting the alien technology from the first movie.
While several big stars will be returning, WIll Smith has decided to pass on the project. So, why not cast a Latina as the main character? Michelle Rodriguez would be perfect in the ass-kicking role.
3. The Breakfast Club
Director John Hughes always intended for a The Breakfast Club sequel. In fact, he wanted to do one every ten years. Unfortunately, due to arguments between the cast and crew, audiences never got a second installment of the beloved movie. It's been thirty years, but it's still not to late to bring back Emilio Estevez and the rest of The Breakfast Club.
Clueless, one of the greatest teen movies of all time, was sadly followed by an unsatisfying TV show spin-off. A sequel featuring modern-day Cher and Dionne (played by Stacey Dash) would be amazing. Plus, we're dying to know: Are their daughters now the queens of Beverly Hills High School?
5. The Usual Suspects
The Usual Suspects is a great film, and it doesn't need a sequel. But, that doesn't mean we don't want one anyway. Back in 2004, there were rumors that the classic movie (which starred Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldin, and Benicio Del Toro) was getting a sequel called The Usual Suspects 2: Searching for Keyser Soze. Unfortunately, the film never panned out.
In 2002, fans of Firefly got exactly what they wanted: a movie reboot of the cancelled show. Serenity brought back the characters fans adored -- including Zoe, played by Gina Torres and Inara, played by Morena Baccarin -- but diehard "Browncoats" still wanted more. According to Joss Whedon, a sequel to Serenity could happen, and it would bring back a villain that hasn't been seen since the series finale of Firefly: Jubal Early.
Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott commissioned a script for the sequel following the monumnetal success of Gladiator. The second installment brought Maximus back to life (after an intense battle with some Roman gods in the afterlife), and then featured him kicking ass at every major war in history, from the Crusades to Vietnam.
Russell Crowe apparently loved the script, but the studio wasn't convinced. No word on whether Joaquin Phoenix would also be reincarnated in the sequel.
James Cameron confirmed that Avatar 2, Avatar 3, and Avatar 4 are happening! Although filmmakers have yet to finish developing the software, writing the scripts, and creating the settings for the sci-fi flicks, the second installment should be out in December 2016. The best part? Zoe Saldana signed on for all three upcoming movies.
9. The Mask
Following the huge success of The Mask, movie executives planned to make a sequel. Unfortunately, The Mask II never happened because Jim Carrey declined reprising his role. (RUDE.) An unrelated sequel, Son of the Mask, bombed as the box office. It's been over 20 years, but we wouldn't complain if Carrey and Cameron Diaz came back for a second movie.
10. St. Elmo's Fire
A sequel to St. Elmo's Fire was written and intended to be released five years after the first movie. St. Elmo's Fire: Five Year Reunion never made it to the big screen, but we're still dying to know what happened to Emilio Estevez and the Brat Pack. Why not try St. Elmo's Fire: Thirty Years Later?