Duncan Bowles

Jul 7, 2017

Exclusive: Jay Baruchel confirms to us that Goon 2 will be arriving in the UK this September…

Over the years, we’ve often championed the beautifully violent and big hearted Goon, which starred Seann William Scott, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber and Jay Baruchel himself, to name a few. While the sequel, Last Of The Enforcers has already been released in Canada, we were still waiting for it to make its fist-flinging way to this side of the Atlantic, but confirmation of the UK release date has come from Mr Baruchel during a new interview we’ve done with him about his appointment to and acquisition of Chapterhouse Comics in Canada.

While the full interview with an understandably enthusiastic Jay will follow soon (how could you not be on top of the world with an entire comic universe – or Chapterverse in this case – at your fingertips), we had the opportunity to ask about Goon 2, which sees him taking the directors’ chair, as well as writing and acting duties.

When asked if he could confirm the date, he said “it’s been a bit of byzantine process, for matters that are above my pay grade, but yes it’s coming – it was always, always, always coming to the UK no matter what. It’s a point of pride amongst all of us the following our movie got over there and it means a great deal to us, so it was something we always knew was going to happen. So September 1st I believe, will be the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand and theRepublic ofIreland release and I’m very, very proud of this film – obviously I’m slightly biased towards it!”

“We set out to make an old school kind of movie. It sounds hokey but we wanted people to get their monies worth, so if you watch our flick you see some awesome sport, you see some great fights, you’ll laugh and I think hopefully you’ll be surprised by how much you end up feeling and giving a shit – it’ll be a great time”.

“We also set out to make a rock concert of a movie and so it has got such a huge, tremendous heart that it wears on its sleeve and it’s got a pace and it never quits and it’s got a massive soundtrack! [laughs] There’s over thirty songs on the soundtrack and then there’s over an hours’ worth of original score – there’s like seventy seven different individual pieces of music in our film and it looks like so mother fucking cute, I’m quite proud of how pretty it is! So I hope people dig it, it’s Goon and then some, that’s what we set out to do.”

So, September 1st it is. Our full interview with Mr Baruchel will be on the site next week…