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It Looks Like We Won’t See A ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Film, Says Michael Keaton



How many times have we updated you with news on a possible sequel to the original Beetlejuice? Probably countless times. Today, it’s just the same thing over and over again. Michael Keaton spoke about the unlikelihood that a follow up film to Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice will ever happen.

Here’s the sad response from Michael Keaton’s discussion with Variety on the subject.

“No. Zero,” Keaton replied, when asked if any progress on the development of Beetlejuice 2 had been made. “You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do. It’s possible that ship has sailed.”

“The only way to do it is to do it right,” he added. “So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone. There are certain movies that are like Indian burial grounds. You never ride over them. Bad shit happens if you cross that. You don’t touch certain things. They are sacred.”

And this is why the film shouldn’t be made, don’t you think?

“I don’t really know what’s going on with that,” Winona Ryder recently said. “Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael [Keaton]. I don’t know. There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting. I think it would be great if it happened, if it was the right circumstances.”

“It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy,” Tim Burton noted in a recent interview. “So it’s something that if the elements are right—because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet.”