In the sequel many of us thought would never happen, it looks as if Michael Keaton (‘RoboCop‘,’Batman’) has a few details on the upcoming ‘Beetlejuice 2’ to share with us. Details were scant and Keaton’s being a bit of a tease but he pretty much laid it out that if Burton is in, he’s in. Even though some of Burton’s recent work has been met with mixed reviews, this is a sequel that I would absolutely check out on the big screen!
A couple years back Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Dark Shadows‘, ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’) started working on a script for ‘Beetlejuice 2’ and since that time rumors have been running rampart about the film. While there’s no guarantee the film will be made, it sounds as if Tim Burton (‘Frankenweenie’,’Corpse Bride’) has recently entered prelminary talks for him to direct the sequel. With Winona Ryder (‘Edward Scissorhands’, ‘Black Swawn’) already eager to reprise her role as the adult version of her character that only leaves the big man himself.
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! And according to Michael:
“I’ve e-mailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff until relatively recently. I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another.
“Now it looks like he is involved. And without giving too much away we’ve talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”
So there wasn’t any actual confirmation there but it sounds like Burton might be talking about the project. You can check out Michael’s quote in the video below as well:
Let’s throw out a bit of speculation as well. While the characters were not in the original, now would be the perfect time for them to somehow also write in Burton and fan favorites Johnny Depp (‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’) and Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter (‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’, ‘Fight Club’). I’m calling it right now those two names will hit the casting rumor mill shortly after the film moves forward if Burton does end up directing the film. I also would have no complaints about him finding a way to write the pair in because they really do some of their best work at being creepy when Burton is involved.
Non-existent casting above aside are you looking forward to revising Lydia and Beetlejuice 27 years in the future? Do you think Burton can bring back his old magic or have some of his recent films soured you on this legendary’s ability to bring his vision to the big screen? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant