Actor Ke Huy Quan was played some amazing and cute roles in the ‘80s, as he starred in two of the most amazing movies of the decade, playing Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Data in The Goonies. After these big blockbuster roles, he did fewer projects and ended up getting away from acting altogether. Now he is back in the spotlight, starring in the upcoming movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
In a recent interview with ComicBook, the outlet asked Quan if he would be up for returning to one of these franchises, were the opportunity comes. He responded:
“Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies changed my life, they changed the trajectory of my life. I still can’t believe, 38 years later, I still have people come up to me and tell me how their life has been impacted by those two movies. So I’m grateful to be a part of that. And yes, over the years, I always dreamed of revisiting those characters. In fact, we tried for many years, making a Goonies 2. We’ve hired numerous writers with numerous drafts, but it just never came to be. And so, even my return to acting, it was once, to me, a very, very distant dream. [Everything Everywhere All at Once directors] the Daniels made that distant dream into a reality today and I’m so grateful to them. So, yeah, I’d love to.”
“I’m excited that we’re going to get Indiana Jones 5. I love Harrison Ford very much, and I can’t wait for him to don that fedora hat once again, and crack that whip another time. So yeah, I’m very happy.”
Maybe with the success of the recent Ghostbusters: Afterlife success, the studios will see that a follow up Goonies movie would be well-received, and with the amount of interest from the original cast members, I think they’d be silly not to give it a shot! As for Indiana Jones, I don’t know what the future holds for the franchise. This upcoming film is likely Harrison Ford’s final entry, and I can’t imagine them rebooting it so quickly after. But you never know.