We heard the name once from a scriptwriter, we heard it a second time from Burton and now the name Beetlejuice has been dropped a third time, which means HE’S COMING!
Winona Ryder, who play Lydia Deetz in the original comedy, reconfirmed rumours of a sequel last night during an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“I think I can confirm it,” she said when asked about a potential second movie.
“It was very hush hush top secret and then during an interview he [Tim Burton] was asked about it and he was like ‘yeah, yeah we’re doing it’.”
Ryder didn’t offer any further information, saying she didn’t know much else except that she was going to be in it and Tim Burton would be directing.
However, earlier this year script-writer Seth Grahame-Smith told Entertainment Weekly that the script was complete and he intended to start filming with Burton on Beetlejuice 2 by the end of the year.
Grahame-Smith said both Ryder and Michael Keaton – who played the original Beetlejuice or Betelgeuse – would reprise their roles.
Beetlejuice 2 comes nearly 27 years after the original movie was released. It was an instant commercial success, making over $73 million in the box office – almost five times the amount that was spent on production.
Director Tim Burton had expressed interest in making a sequel in the early 90s, even opening up to media about a storyline set in Hawaii.
Are you excited for a Beetlejuice sequel?