Released in 2011 and based on the non-fiction book Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely Journey Into Minor League Hockey (by Adam Frattasio and Doug Smith), Goon stars American Pie actor Seann William Scott in the role of Doug “The Thug” Glatt – a dimwitted bouncer turned minor league hockey player who becomes an all-star enforcer in Canada. The original sports comedy was co-written by frequent Seth Rogen cohorts Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg, and managed to become something of a sleeper hit with general audiences.
Following the generally positive critical reception that met the first film in the series, Goon: The Last of the Enforcers has been in the works since 2015, with most of the original cast and characters returning and Baruchel taking his first turn in the director’s chair. Slated to feature Doug “The Thug” Glatt and many of his supporting players from the Halifax Highlanders – plus a few new faces – the sequel to the 2011 original sports comedy should offer fans eager for more bone breaking hockey action plenty very soon. Now an official release date and poster for the sequel have been revealed.
Courtesy of Den of Geek, the first official poster for Goon: The Last of the Enforcers has been released online, confirming a March 2017 theatrical release in Canada, with a domestic premiere to follow sometime thereafter. The poster features Scott in full Halifax Highlanders regalia, as you can see below:
Fans of the first Goon movie should be looking forward to The Last of the Enforcers, as the previous installment was nothing short of being a throughly entertaining sports comedy in the same vein as the cult-classic Paul Newman feature Slap Shot from 1977. Doug “The Thug” Glatt has already burned his way into the memory of those who saw the first movie over the course of the past five years, and the followup should provide more than enough reason to revisit the character.
Baruchel has been proven himself to be a more than dependable comedy actor over the course of the past ten plus years, but his first time as a director may yet prove to be an expected challenge. That being said, here’s to hoping for the very best from Baruchel, Scott, and the rest of the cast and crew when Goon: The Last of the Enforcers finally sees theatrical release later next year.
Goon: The Last of the Enforcers opens in theaters in Canada on March 17, 2017, and in the U.S. sometime thereafter.
Source: Den of Geek