Beetlejuice 2 Cast And Release Date

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Beetlejuice 2 Cast And Release Date

Beetlejuice 2: Over the years we’ve heard many times over that director Tim Burton plans to craft a sequel to his 1988 fantasy horror comedy Beetlejuice starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton as the ghost with the most. Evidently Keaton is more than ready to return as the titular pest in Burton’s Beetlejuice 2. After too many false stops and starts to even count, today we’re hearing from composer Danny Elfman, who isn’t quite sure what is happening with the long-planned followup.

Great. So Michael Keaton was excited about working on Beetlejuice 2 over a year ago. Good to know. But the fact that Elfman hasn’t heard an update in more than a year is not a good sign. Bummer. But that said, maybe the second film is a bit further ahead in the development process than Elfman knows as he goes on to say.

Beetlejuice 2 Cast And Release Date
Beetlejuice 2 Cast And Release Date

Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton, produced by The Geffen Company and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The plot revolves around a recently deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) who become ghosts haunting their former home, and an obnoxious, devious poltergeist named Betelgeuse (pronounced and occasionally spelled Beetlejuice in the movie and portrayed by Michael Keaton) from the Netherworld who tries to scare away the new inhabitants (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones, and Winona Ryder) permanently.

Beetlejuice 2 Release Date

Over the years we’ve heard many times over that director Tim Burton plans to craft a sequel to his 1988 fantasy horror comedy Beetlejuice starring Geena Davis, Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, and Michael Keaton as the ghost with the most. Evidently Keaton is more than ready to return as the titular pest in Burton’s Beetlejuice 2.

After too many false stops and starts to even count, today we’re hearing from composer Danny Elfman, who isn’t quite sure what is happening with the long-planned followup.Last we heard, Tim Burton doubted that Beetlejuice 2 would happen. Now we get an update. Specifically, longtime Tim Burton composer, Danny Elfman, says this about the movie when asked if Tim Burton has said anything to him about it.

Beetlejuice 2 Trailer

It seems like every few months we get an update (but not really) on a potential sequel to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice, with the most recent one coming along about six months ago. Last we heard, Warner Bros. is still developing Beetlejuice 2, hiring Mike Vukadinovich to rewrite a script originally penned, years ago, by Seth Grahame-Smith.

Also last we heard, all the major players had expressed interest in coming back, including Burton, Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder. And yet, it’s still nowhere in sight. We may never actually see Michael Keaton back on screen in a new Beetlejuice adventure, but fan Tommy Ross took it upon himself this week to imagine that a teaser trailer just hit for the nonexistent Beetlejuice 2. Like all fan trailers, Ross used clips from other movies to convey what he was going for, and it’s pretty well done overall.

Beetlejuice 2 Cast

Michael John Douglas, known professionally as Michael Keaton, is an American actor, producer, and director. He first rose to fame for his roles on the CBS sitcoms All’s Fair and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour and his comedic film roles in Night Shift, Mr. Mom, Johnny Dangerously, and Beetlejuice.

It was later confirmed in 2011 that Seth Grahame-Smith had been hired to write a script for Beetlejuice 2, and the sequel has been stuck in development ever since. Burton has stated he would direct the sequel under the”right circumstances,” and both Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton want to come back too. Grahame-Smith once stated the sequel was expected to start filming in late 2015 and that it would take place 27 years after the original.

Beetlejuice 2 Cast
Beetlejuice 2 Cast

Beetlejuice 2 still hasn’t happened, however, with the most recent update involving Mike Vukadinovich hired in late 2017 to rewrite the script. Burton and Keaton recently reunited for the first time since Batman Returns on Dumbo, and the two still appear keen to work on Beetlejuice 2. Given the amount of time the sequel has spent in development, it feels like it could easily just not happen. Beetlejuice is a perfect cult movie on its own, so unless a sequel finds a fresh angle, maybe it’s a good thing it hasn’t happened yet.

Beetlejuice Script Writing

McDowell’s original script is far less comedic and much darker; the Maitlands’ car crash is depicted graphically, with Barbara’s arm being crushed and the couple screaming for help as they slowly drown in the river. A reference to this remained, as Barbara remarks that her arm feels cold upon returning home as a ghost. Instead of possessing the Deetzes and forcing them to dance during dinner, the Maitlands cause a vine-patterned carpet to come to life and attack the Deetzes by tangling them to their chairs.

Will There Be A Beetlejuice 2?

Director Tim Burton has addressed the current status of the rumored Beetlejuice 2 sequel, saying he doubts the movie will ever see the light of day. A statement from Warner Bros. confirms the news, with spokeswoman Candice McDonough officially stating that the movie “isn’t in active development.”

Is Beetlejuice 2 Cancelled?

But now, Is Beetlejuice 2 cancelled? Reports now say that the studio is no longer developing the film with a spokeswoman saying: “The project isn’t in active development.”  Beetlejuice really was lightning in a bottle. But there have been discussions since it really shocked everyone in 1988.

How Did Beetlejuice Die?

What is known for certain, per Juno’s warning to the Maitlands, is that Betelgeuse was once Juno’s assistant (which implies he committed suicide in life since working for her counts as being a civil servant. The explanation of his suicide by hanging was left out of the film) but he was a troublemaker.

What Happens If You Say Beetlejuice 3 Times?

Everyone knows if you say Beetlejuice’s name three times he appears, but the number three is used multiple times in the film. Aside from Beetlejuice’s name the Maitlands also say the word “home” three times to escape Beetlejuice, and it’s the number of times they knock on the door to get to the After Life.