What would a ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel be without his pale bride to be? Boring is clearly the answer! Thankfully it has just been announced that Winona Ryder (‘Star Trek,’ ‘Black Swan’) is set to reprise her role as Lydia Deetz.
We knew a couple years ago that Ryder was interested in returning to the part when she said:
“I’m kind of sworn to secrecy, but it sounds like it might be happening. It’s not a remake, it’s 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later.”
However, this is the first time we’ve heard an official announcement on it. I’m sure fans everywhere are glad to see her reuniting with Tim Burton and Michael Keaton on this one as without this trio, I just couldn’t see how they would be able to really pull it off.
Just because she’s coming back doesn’t mean we know much of the how or when she’ll be coming back. At this point, she is just as in the dark as we are on when ‘Beetlejuice 2‘ will begin filming or what it’s even about as can be seen from the ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ segment where she confirmed her return.
Of course this lack of information on the script could just as easily be a bit of acting as to not reveal any details too early. Currently there is no set date for production to begin on ‘Beetlejuice 2’ but with Keaton having dropped out of ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ nothing on Ryder’s plate that would interfere, and Burton finishing up post-production on ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,’ it seems that the main stars could be ready by late 2015 or early 2016 to work on the project.
Now it most likely depends if contractually Burton needs to work on his live-action Dumbo film next for Disney or if we’ll finally be able to see more of The Ghost with the Most.
Are you looking forward to seeing Ryder return as Lydia in ‘Beetlejuice 2’? Is this a film that deserves a sequel after so long without one or has the cult classic worn out its welcome? Share your thoughts below!
Source: Screen Rant