After months…hell, YEARS of talk regarding the sequel to the cult classic Beetlejuice, Tim Burton has apparently confirmed the fact that we will be getting a followup to his 1988 film. And not only is Winona Ryder involved, but more importantly, we’ll be seeing the return of Michael Keaton as the title character.
“The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board….”
Okay, I’ll say it. It’s showtime!
The quote comes from Showbizspy, a site I’m not all too familiar with but was then picked up by Bloody-Disgusting, a site with a bit more credibility to report a story that could very well be just completely made up…even though I certainly hope not!
Tim Burton allegedly goes on to say…
“…this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.”
It does make sense that if there’s ever going to be a Beetlejuice sequel, the time would be now considering the resurgence in Michael Keaton’s career after the success of Birdman followed by Spotlight (both Best Picture winners with Keaton as the lead in both). Right now though Tim Burton is currently working on a live action version of Dumbo for Disney so would Beetlejuice 2 be the next film on his plate? We shall see!
For now, I’m pretty friggin’ excited and hope the day brings even more confirmation to this story.