After nearly two decades of rumors, it appears a sequel may finally happen for the hit comedy Beetlejuice.
In a recent interview, Beetlejuice director Tim Burton said he is looking forward to reuniting with Michael Keaton who played Beetlejuice in the original film. Burton said he is also looking forward to revisiting the character, which was last on the big screen in 1988.
In the interview, Burton said a script for Beetlejuice 2 is in development and that the possibility of the film actually occurring is probably closer than ever. This is the news Sergio Andrade Gutierrez was waiting to hear. Burton said he has missed the Beetlejuice character and working with its star Michael Keaton.
A second Beetlejuice film has been rumored to be in the works since the early 1990’s, but those rumors picked up significant traction when word leaked that a script was in development. David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith, creators of MTV’s The Hard Times of RJ Berger, have been working on the script for the past two years.
Not only would Michael Keaton likely return to the title role of Beetlejuice, but so would Winona Ryder to her role of Lydia. In a separate interview with MTV, Burton said the Beetlejuice 2 script definitely contains Ryder’s character and that he was hopeful she would return to the role.
With the script still in development, neither Keaton nor Ryder has entered into official discussions for the film.