After more than 25 years, Tim Burton?s Beetlejuice will finally return to the big screen. During the promotion of his movie ?Big Eyes,? Tim Burton mentioned an interest in making another ?Beetlejuice? movie sharing that he will definitely be down for the movie as long as Michael Keating will still play the role of ?Beetlejuice,? according to IGN.
?There?s only one Beetlejuice, and that?s Michael. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than ever? I miss that character. There?s something that?s cathartic and amazing about it. I think it?s closer than ever,? Burton shared in an interview with IGN.
Burton also mentioned about a script that is already on the works that may not be the sequel that fans have been looking for but will surely still be ?Beetlejuice.? ?There?s a script now that I think is closer to what it could be and I?m excited about it. I wouldn?t call it so much a sequel, but it?ll have some characters [from the original ?Beetlejuice?]. It?s a bit too early to say but it?s definitely something that?s on my radar and something I?d love to do.?
Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, known for ?Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? is also set to join the crew for the new movie. ?I?ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he?s excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim?s got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine?s Home For Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we?re waiting in the wings ready to go right after ?Peregrine?s? wrap up. The ideal timeline is we?re really getting into it toward the end of this year,? he shared, according to Entertainment Weekly.
?I think we landed in the right idea, landed on the right approach. It?s just now making sure of that ? for? me ? I don?t want to shit my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.?
Winona Ryder is also reported to be involved in the new ?Beetlejuice? movie. She will reprise her role as Lydia Deetz, the Goth girl, according to Crossmap. The ?Beetlejuice 2? release was also suggested to be a spin-off rather than a sequel. The movie is still in development and has yet to reveal a release date.
Winona Ryder also hinted an appearance for ‘Beetlejuice 2’ in a recent interview at ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers.’ “I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview – like, it was very hush hush, top secret,” she said according to Crossmap.