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Jay Baruchel threw some elbows, will direct that Goon sequel himself


After the surprise success of Goon, the Seann William Scott-starring movie about a lovable hockey-playing lunkhead, it wasn’t too much of a surprise when writer and co-star Jay Baruchel announced there would be a sequel. At the time, the Canadian actor stressed that they wouldn’t move forward without making sure the next movie delivered “the epic, violent, heartfelt awesomeness that is not just deserved but required.” It seems Baruchel has landed on the one director he can trust to provide all that violence and awesomeness, and it’s a real coincidence: according to The Hollywood Reporter, Baruchel himself will be helming the sequel to the 2011 film.

Titled Goon: Last Of The Enforcers, the production will now see Baruchel splitting his time between co-writing the script with Jesse Chabot, directing, and appearing onscreen as Scott’s friend Pat. The film involves Scott’s Doug “the Thug” Glatt in “a story that sees his team, the Halifax Highlanders, reunite with a host of new players during a pro lockout.” Presumably, there will be all sorts of goon-related activities—the entire film might just be Glatt watching the 1985 film The Goonies, in a meta nod to fans of the first film. Or perhaps he will cheerfully body-check and high-stick through a series of violent-yet-humorous encounters on the way to a feel-good ending. That is also a possibility.


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