Say it with me now: “Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. BEETLEJUICE!” Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Deetz in the 1988 Tim Burton phenomenon Beetlejuice, confirmed last night on Late Night with Seth Myers that Beetlejuice 2 is happening.
Seth Myers pretty much asked what everyone has been wondering, “There have been talks of their being a sequel to Beetlejuice. Can you confirm or deny this?”
And after a little build up, Ryder finally said, “If he (Tim Burton) said, then I can say it.” She was alluding to previous talk shows where Tim Burton has suggested that he is working on a sequel to the film. She shared her story about how she is unable to go through airport security without saying “Beetlejuice” three times. But at the end of the day, she confirmed that Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, and herself will be returning for a sequel that is in the works.
No release date or plot has been released.
Continuing a long series of sequels being put into production long after the original was a hit (Blade Runner 2, Alien 5), Beetlejuice 2 will see Tim Burton returning to the film that made him a household name. His signature dark, strangely goofy yet creepy style went on to make Batman and Edward Scissorhands huge successes. Michael Keaton’s role as zany ghost Betelgeuse (but pronounced Beetlejuice) is one of the roles he is most known and celebrated for.