Warner Bros has slated a release date for the long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice, as well as adding a new name to the cast.
We imagine that when it comes to sequel talk, his name has been mentioned far more than three times over the years but never mind: after many, many years of talk and plans, Beetlejuice is back and a sequel is finally on the way. Warner Bros officially announced at CinemaCon last month that the follow-up to Tim Burton’s 1988 supernatural comedy was happening, and now we have an actual date to add to our calendars.
September 6th 2024 will mark the release date for the film which is set to begin shooting in the UK shortly. Michael Keaton has been confirmed as returning to the title role whilst Jenna Ortega will continue her working relationship with Tim Burton following their very successful collaboration on Wednesday, the hit Netflix take on The Addams Family.
Ortega is set to play the daughter of Lydia Deetz, the character played by Winona Ryder in the first film. There’s no word as of yet as to whether Ryder herself will appear but Justin Theroux, star of The Leftovers has been confirmed as a cast member. Catherine O’Hara who played Delia Deetz in the original film was rumoured to have joined the film’s cast back in March but as of right now, that remains unconfirmed.
Danny Elfman will be returning to score the movie, although plot details are pretty thin on the ground at the moment. Getting Beetlejuice 2 to a stage where production can begin has seen several attempts thwarted, something we previously detailed here. The project will mark Burton’s first foray into moviemaking since the release of Dumbo in 2019. We’ll bring you more updates on this one as we hear them.
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