The acclaimed filmmaker makes a surprise appearance on Josh Gad's new virtual series, 'Reunited Apart', when the original cast of his 1985 hit movie caught up and reminisced about the project.

AceShowbiz - Steven Spielberg has repeatedly floated the idea of a sequel to "The Goonies 2", but can never come up with a plot good enough to top the original movie classic.

The filmmaker shared the news of the failed discussions on Monday, April 27, as he reconnected with the cast of the 1985 hit on actor Josh Gad's new virtual series, "Reunited Apart with Josh Gad".

The "Frozen (2013)" star is a huge fan of the movie and initially set up the charity livestream so that its stars, including Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Jeff Cohen, and Martha Plimpton, could catch up and reminisce about the project, but viewers were given an added bonus as "The Goonies"' writer and executive producer Spielberg dropped in on the video call as one of several surprise guests, alongside his fellow screenwriter Chris Columbus and director Richard Donner.

During the chat, Spielberg revealed, "Chris, Dick and I... have had a lot of conversations about it (a sequel). Every couple of years we come up with an idea but then it doesn't hold water."

"The problem is the bar that all of you raised on this genre," he explained to the castmates. "I don't think we've really successfully been able to find an idea better than "The Goonies" that we all made in the '80s."

He then quipped, "Until we do, people are just going to have to look at this (livestream) a hundred times."

"The Goonies" was based on a story idea by Spielberg, and focused on a group of kids who embark on an adventure while trying to save their homes from foreclosure.

Monday's virtual reunion also featured Donner directing the old pals in a few scene reenactments, after which Columbus joked, "I actually think you guys may be better now!."

The one-off Goonies get-together also served as a fundraiser for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, through which officials are providing relief to vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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