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  • Followers have wished a Beetlejuice sequel for the reason that authentic debuted in 1998
  • There have been talks a couple of sequel within the works for the previous a long time, with a few of the authentic actors confirming it
  • In early 2022, it was confirmed {that a} Beetlejuice sequel is going on, with returning stars comparable to Betelgeuse himself
  • There may be nonetheless a substantial amount of uncertainty surrounding the plot and manufacturing timeline

It’s (virtually) showtime! Over 30 years after Tim BurtonBeetlejuice got here out, a sequel movie has lastly been confirmed. There have been talks of a second film occurring for the previous three a long time, so followers are overjoyed in regards to the information. For people who haven’t seen it, Beetlejuice follows deceased couple Adam and Barbara Maitland, performed by Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, who attempt to scare away a household now dwelling of their home. They make contact with an over-the-top bio-exorcist named Betelgeuse performed by Michael Keaton, however his antics solely complicate issues.

Beetlejuice 2 was formally confirmed in February 2022, per Deadline, with Brad Pitt‘s Plan B Leisure producing alongside Warner Bros, and no less than two main stars returning. From the discharge date, to the forged and crew, HollywoodLife has rounded up every little thing to know in regards to the highly-anticipated sequel.

Beetlejuice was launched in 1998 and has change into a Halloween favourite (Photograph: Everett Assortment)

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Solid & Crew

The unique Beetlejuice additionally stars Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones as Delia and Charles Deetz, who transfer into the Maitland’s outdated home and change into terrorized by Betelgeuse. Winona Ryder performs their goth teenage daughter who change into pals with the pleasant Maitland ghosts, Lydia Deetz. Up to now, Michael and Winona are the 2 forged members set to return for Beetlejuice 2, in line with Display screen Rant. The movie wouldn’t be potential with out Betelgeuse himself, so thank goodness Michael’s coming again! Winona, who at the moment stars in Netflix’s Stranger Issues, had beforehand expressed curiosity in starring in a Beetlejuice sequel. “I really like Lydia Deetz a lot. She was such an enormous a part of me,” Winona informed The Day by day Beast in 2013. “I’d be actually eager about what she is doing 27 years later.”

The opposite forged members’ returns have but to be introduced. Alec’s return could also be questionable because of the controversy from the Rust taking pictures incident. Tim is anticipated to be directing the sequel, although that has but to be confirmed. The well-known filmmaker has been requested about having Johnny Depp star in Beetlejuice 2, and didn’t deny something when he spoke to MTV in regards to the chance in 2012. Its’s clear Tim and Johnny take pleasure in working collectively and have already introduced unbelievable movies to the display screen, comparable to Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hallow, Charlie & The Chocolate Manufacturing unit, and Sweeney Todd. Nevertheless, Johnny’s potential function could also be in jeopardy due to his defamation trial in opposition to Amber Heard, which has impacted his profession.

The Maitlands are performed by Alec Baldwin (left) and Geena Davis (proper) (Photograph: Everett Assortment)

Whereas Tim just isn’t confirmed to be directing, he has confirmed his curiosity up to now. In 2015, he informed Collider he would signal on to direct a sequel if it made sense. “That is the factor, it’s one thing that I’m eager about, however there’s so many tales [online], dumping Michael Keaton for Johnny Depp and this or that, and I’ve talked to those folks and so they didn’t wanna hear this so they only made up a narrative,” he pressed.

“However the truth of it’s I’ve talked to Michael and I’ve talked to Winona, I’ve talked to some folks,” he continued. “It’s one thing that I actually wish to do in the best circumstances, nevertheless it’s a kind of movies the place it needs to be proper. It’s not a type of a film that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s one thing that if the weather are proper — as a result of I do love the character and Michael’s wonderful as that character, so yeah we’ll see. However there’s nothing concrete but.” That’s actually promising!

Michael shared an identical sentiment when he spoke in regards to the potential sequel in 2016. “It’s potential that ship has sailed,” he informed Selection. “The one strategy to do it’s to do it proper. A lot of it was improvised, and a lot was superbly handmade by the artist that’s Tim Burton. Should you can’t get near that, you permit it alone.”

Moreover, Geena Davis revealed that she “would after all wish to revisit” Beetlejuice in an Oct. 2022 chat with PEOPLE, but additionally stated she has no details about the sequel and has not but been contacted about it. “I wish to play each character I’ve ever performed once more,” she added.

As talked about earlier than, Plan B Leisure and Warner Bros. will produce Beetlejuice 2.

The Hyperlink to the Unique ‘Beetlejuice’

Beetlejuice (Photograph: Everett Assortment)

Michael McDowell and Warren Skaaren wrote the screenplay for the unique Beetlejuice, whereas Tim directed. The film was an enormous hit after its 1998 launch and even gained the Academy Award for Finest Make-up in 1999. Its success spawned quite a few offshoots, beginning with an animated TV sequence of the identical identify that ran on ABC, after which Fox, from 1989 to 1991. Tim produced the mission. Then, a number of Beetlejuice video video games had been launched, beginning in 1990. The favored movie was additionally tailored right into a Broadway stage musical that opened in April 2019. The present closed in March 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, however reopened on the Marquis Theatre in April 2022.

No plot particulars have been revealed for Beetlejuice 2. It might make sense for the sequel to happen a few years after the occasions of the primary movie. Spoiler alert: Beetlejuice ended with the Deetzes and Maitlands dwelling within the dwelling harmoniously, whereas Betelgeuse leads to the afterlife ready room and will get his head shrunk by a witch physician.

Manufacturing Trivia

Betelgeuse awaits his ticket to be known as within the afterlife ready room (Photograph: Everett Assortment)

It’s been a protracted street to Beetlejuice 2. Plans for the sequel started in 1990, when Tim employed Jonathan Gems to jot down a second film known as Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, per Display screen Rant. It might’ve centered on the Deetzes transferring to Hawaii, the place they’re haunted by a spirit. Michael and Winona agreed to the sequel, nonetheless, Tim turned distracted with directing Batman Returns, which starred Michael as the long-lasting caped-crusader. Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian was ultimately shelved fully by 1997.

Plans for a special sequel began up in 2011. Warner Bros. employed Seth Grahame-Smith, who labored with Tim on Darkish Shadows and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, to jot down and produce the mission. Winona even gushed in regards to the sequel in a 2013 interview with The Day by day Beast. “I’m type of sworn to secrecy nevertheless it sounds prefer it could be occurring. It’s 27 years later,” she confirmed. “And I’ve to say, I really like Lydia Deetz a lot. She was such an enormous a part of me. I’d be actually eager about what she is doing 27 years later.” Nevertheless, that sequel, too, was cancelled.

In 2021, Seth himself spoke in regards to the cancelled sequel. “It’s humorous, once I had met with Tim about it final, and we’re speaking about 5 years in the past at this level, the rationale that it’s so laborious to get going is as a result of so many individuals like it and since there are 10 million methods to get that sequel improper and 4 methods to get it proper,” he defined to Collider in Oct. 2021. “It’s such a really fantastic needle to string that I actually like didn’t get it there, on the script facet. I didn’t thread the needle. There are issues that had been cool and a few attention-grabbing concepts. I’ve actually emotionally moved on from it and simply stated, ‘If it occurs sometime, it occurs.’”

Hopefully, the newest plans for Beetlejuice 2 truly come to fruition. Principal images was reportedly set to start over the summer season of 2022, however there was no phrase on that since Deadline reported the information months in the past. There may be additionally no set launch date, though it’s rumored to be in 2025. Which means we most likely have a protracted strategy to go till the sequel movie truly hits theaters, however that’s not slowing down our pleasure. Beetlejuice 2, we’re prepared for you!


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