The long-awaited, oft-discussed Beetlejuice sequel has already been written and green-lit by Warner Bros., presumably following the third and most necessary incantation of the Ghost With The Most’s name. That’s according to Showbiz Spy, which tracked down Tim Burton to ask him to comment on the sequel that Winona Ryder mentioned was definitely in the works back in August. The director gave a promising update on the project:
“The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.”
After Ryder confirmed her participation last summer, her Beetlejuice co-star Geena Davis materialized to casually mention that she’d love to reprise her role as the possibly-no-longer-recently-deceased Barbara Maitland, if only someone would ask her. Burton wouldn’t discuss any plot points for the sequel, so there’s no way of currently knowing whether or not there’s room for Davis in the film, though “a place”has been secured for Michael Keaton. Alec Baldwin has been mum on the subject, possibly because he, like Burton, is still waiting for filming to actually begin.
[UPDATE: Looks like these Beetlejuice 2 rumors need a bio-exorcist of their own, as a rep for Tim Burton tells MTV News that the sequel is actually not in development. Burton’s rep states the director never gave that kind of confirmation to Showbiz Spy.]
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