Tim Burton places a dampener on ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel plans


Tim Burton doesn’t suppose a Beetlejuice sequel will come to fruition.

The Dumbo director, who was on the helm of the 1988 horror comedy, expressed these doubts when requested by USA At the moment concerning the standing of the following film.

When requested what was taking place with the proposed Beetlejuice 2, Burton stated, “nothing, nothing,” earlier than doubling down and saying, “I don’t know, I doubt it,” will get made.

It is a far cry from what the director stated concerning the sequel three years in the past as he advised Showbiz Spy: “The movie is a go and has been accepted by the Warner Bros. crew, we’ve got talked with the solid members we wished for the movie and they’re all on board, this contains each Winona (Ryder) and Michael (Keaton).

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“We’ve the script in hand every part is in place all we have to do now could be prepare to begin filming.”

The unique movie was Burton’s second as a director and centred on the Maitlands a deceased couple – performed by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin – who rent a bio-exorcist referred to as Betelgeuse/Beetlejuice (Keaton) to try to eliminate the brand new dwelling occupants of their residence.

Ryder performed Lydia Deetz, the goth daughter of the home’s new house owners performed by Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones.

Michael Keaton in 1988’s Beetlejuice

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The actress and Keaton have all the time expressed their curiosity in reprising their roles in a sequel nonetheless, unique screenwriter Larry Wilson stated that the problem may be that the brand new story may be pretty much as good.

“The underside line is, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton should not going to consider a Beetlejuice sequel until it one way or the other catches the power of the primary movie. And that’s not straightforward,” Wilson advised USA At the moment.

“Beetlejuice actually was lightning in a bottle. However there have been discussions because it actually shocked everybody in 1988. And by way of Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, wiser heads prevailed. Thank God there’s a stage of integrity right here.”






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