2011 sports comedy Goon was a bit of a surprise hit, the tale of a bouncer working his way up the ranks of professional hockey as an on-ice enforcer carving out a space among the truly great sports comedies - think Major League and Slapshot as the most obvious point of comparison - to find a loyal audience around the world. The cast was great, the script by Jay Baruchel was spot on to the quirks of minor hockey and obsessive sports culture, and the whole thing was just far more fun than anyone really seemed to expect it to be.
And so they're doing it again.
Baruchel again delivered the script for Goon: Last Of The Enforcers while also stepping into the diretor's chair with a bit of an assist from Hobo With A Shotgun director Jason Eisener, who handled second unit and edited the picture. Seann William Scott, Liev Schreiber, Allison Pill and the rest of the original cast return while being joined by Elisha Cuthbert. The story is simple enough - a labor distruption pushes Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber) and others back down into the minor leagues for a last shot at glory and general inanity ensues.
The first trailer is freshly on the scene leading up to a March theatrical release in Canada and it looks very true to the tone of the first. Check it out below!