Everything We Know About Beetlejuice 2, Starring Winona Ryder and Jenna Ortega
It's finally happening. The cult classic film Beetlejuice is getting a sequel, 35 years after its initial release.
The 1988 film starred Michael Keaton in the titular role, and costarred Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O'Hara. Beetlejuice followed a recently deceased couple who haunt their own home and contact Beetlejuice to help them get the new owners to leave. Director Tim Burton is returning for the sequel, which he has been consistently trying to make since the early 1990s.
More than three decades and a Broadway musical later, Beetlejuice 2 will unite some of the original film's stars with starlets who were years from being born when Beetlejuice was released.
Here's everything we know about Beetlejuice 2:
Who is in it?
Variety reports that Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Beetlejuice, the eccentric poltergeist, and Winona Ryder, 51, is expected to return as Lydia Deetz. Ryder was just 17 years old when the original film was released in 1988, and the film cemented her status as a rising star in the industry.
Jenna Ortega, 20, who worked with Tim Burton on the Netflix series Wednesday, will play Lydia's daughter in the film. Justin Theroux is also expected to appear in the film in an undisclosed role.
What’s the plot?
Little is known, other than that Scream queen Ortega is playing the daughter of Lydia Deetz. In the early 1990s, Burton intended the sequel to be set in Hawaii after the Deetz family moves there, but it's unlikely that this concept will be revisited. The screenplay was written by Wednesday creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Whatever happens, don't expect Ortega to dance.
When does it come out?
Warner Brothers Discovery is hoping for a September 6, 2024, release, per Variety, although that could always change—especially given the ongoing writers' strike, which can affect various levels of production.
This post will be updated.
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