Monday, 27 July 2015

Colour Me Excited

Tyler Seguin. Michael Del Zotto. St. John's Shamrocks. Seann William Scott. Doug Glatt. Halifax Mooseheads. Can you tell I'm excited for Goon: Last of the Enforcers? I loved the first film and still have a few props from the movie kicking around HBIC Headquarters, but this second film sounds like it's going to be even crazier.

Thanks to Jay Baruchel deciding to film in the Toronto region this time, I can't go down and talk to the stars because I'm not in the Toronto area whatsoever. However, Sportsnet's Luke Fox was in the area, and he filed this report on Of the more interesting tidbits...

  • "Other NHL appearances are coming, Baruchel allows, but they're top secret. 'Habs?' we ask. 'Uh, uh… let’s say there might be some former. But I'm not giving anything away.'" Might we see a Chris Nilan appearance? It would be cool to see a Vincent Damphousse or someone else drop in there as well.
  • "The Eastern Maritime Hockey League becomes a refuge for top-tier pros in Last of the Enforcers as a lockout brings an influx of goons, namely antagonist Anders Cain, into the league of an aging, married Doug Glatt — our hero, reprised by Seann William Scott." So this is the plot of the first Goon movie with Scott taking Liev Schreiber's role? Everyone is out gunning for a shot at the toughest hombre in the league?
  • "'There's way more blood and way more violence than in the first one,' promises Scott." That should make parents of teens who want to see the second version of Goon feel better about the film.
Having looked the film up on IMDB, I can tell you that Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), Halifax head coach Ronnie Hortense (Kim Coates), Eva (Alison Pill), Ira Glatt (David Paetkau), Halifax teammate Marco Belchior (Jonathan Cherry), and Mrs. Glatt (Ellen David) all return from the first movie. Baruchel has added Popular Mechanics for Kids co-star Elisha Cuthbert and She's Outta My League co-star TJ Miller to the cast as well. In other words, this movie has brought back all of the elements that made the first movie so good while adding some solid talent in Cuthbert and Miller. I can only hope the script is as good as it was in the first movie.

The one omission I noted on that cast list? Eugene Levy who played Dr. Glatt, Doug's father. If Mr. Baruchel couldn't get Dr. Glatt back in this movie, I feel he might be missing a great piece of the cast. I know that when Goon filmed locally here, Eugene Levy was one of the cast members that the arena staff couldn't say enough about in terms of how nice he was to everyone and how generous he was with his time when it came to signing autographs and taking pictures. I'd love to see him back in this sequel.

In any case, the cast and crew are 23 days into shooting Goon: Last of the Enforcers, and I'm pumped for the 2016 release. Doug Glatt is back on the ice!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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