Goon was a surprise - and deserved - cult favorite when it snuck through our northern borders back in 2011. It was charming and violent, and featured a lead who was both bordering on special needs and had tons of heart. Not unlike another favorite BMD punchy sports film franchise...
Now it's six years later, and returning co-writer/co-star Jay Baruchel is also in the director's seat for Goon: Last Of The Enforcers. To make up for lost time, he seems to be jumping right into Rocky III mode - Doug "The Thug" Glatt (Seann William Scott) is living a life of dull respectability, with a wife (the returning Allison Pill) and a baby on the way. But a new adversary on the ice (Wyatt Russell) taunts him back into the game, and Doug must adapt to a new fighting style with the help of an old foe (Liev Schreiber).
Wyatt Russell as Clubber Lang! Liev Schreiber as Apollo Creed! "Fighting with my left" instead of "fighting black"! It's a brilliant riff on sports sequel iconography, and we're excited to see where the Goon squad take this thing.
It's also kind of amazing how much of the original's supporting cast is back on board. This is clearly a labor of love for all involved. If you haven't, watch Goon immediately, and check out Goon: Last Of The Enforcers when it opens (in Canada, anyway) on March 17th.