It's been nearly six years since the sports comedy Goon became a surprising cult classic. The film follows Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott), a dimwitted underachiever who finds himself on the Halifax Highlanders, a minor league hockey team in Canada, after showcasing his fighting skills in the stands during a game. He quickly becomes a fan favorite as the team's enforcer and earns the nickname "The Thug."
Glatt may have been sidelined from his journey to minor league success — due to injuries — but we are finally seeing him return in the sequel Goon: Last of the Enforcers. The international trailer has just dropped. Watch it below:
The sequel, which features Jay Baruchel in his directorial debut, shows #SeannWilliamScott reprising his role as Doug with the same heart and intensity that won fans over in the first film. This time around, Doug is dealing with quite a few obstacles:
- A pro lockout that causes an influx of players joining the minor league ranks
- A new nemesis (Wyatt Russell) who takes over as the leader of Doug's team
- His wife's (Alison Pill) pregnancy — is this brawler ready to be a dad?
Doug enlists the help of former enemy and fellow enforcer Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber) to teach him how to take back the ice. The follow-up film follows the same comedic style as Goon, with glorified violence and wit. The sequel will hopefully keep the raunchy jokes balanced with charm as it focuses on Doug trying to regain his former glory while also taking big steps in his home life.
The movie also stars Elisha Cuthbert, Marc-André Grondin, Kim Coates, Callum Keith Rennie, T.J. Miller and Eugene Levy. If you are a hockey fan, you may recognize a few familiar faces on the ice, including Dallas Stars player Tyler Seguin and Michael Del Zotto, who last played for the Philadelphia Flyers and recently joined the Vancouver Canucks.
#GoonLastoftheEnforcers was released in Canada back in March but will premiere September 1st for the U.S. and UK.
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