Winona Ryder Likely to Return for BEETLEJUICE 2

     November 19, 2013


The Beetlejuice sequel is officially happening, and it sounds like much of the band is getting back together.  Tim Burton initially commissioned a sequel by screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) to see if there was a story worth telling, and it would appear that Burton sparked to the scribe’s take on a follow-up given that he recently entered talks to direct Beetlejuice 2 as his next project.  Michael Keaton is also onboard to reprise his role as the titular fast-talking ghoul, and now Winona Ryder has hinted that she’ll be in the film too.  Hit the jump to see what she had to say about the sequel, which takes place 27 years after the first film.

beetlejuice-2-sequel-winona-ryder-michael-keatonSpeaking with The Daily Beast (via Badass Digest), Ryder strongly hinted that she will be a part of the sequel to Burton’s excellent 1988 film:

“I’m kind of sworn to secrecy, but it sounds like it might be happening.”

The actress went on to confirm that the pic will involve a real-time jump from the original, taking place nearly three decades after the events of the first film:

“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.”

Ryder, who was 17 when Beetlejuice was released, also noted that she would not be returning for the follow-up if Burton and Keaton weren’t involved:

“I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael,” she said. “Because those guys, I love.”

Burton most recently wrapped production on the drama Big Eyes starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz, which will be released next year.  If things continue to move forward smoothly, filming on Beetlejuice 2 could feasibly commence later next year.


  • derpderp

    I never see Keaton’s face when he is beetle juice so I guess age is no problem for his revisit to this role.

  • Mixed Race rich kid NYC

    Is that the new trend ?
    Sequel to decades long movies ???
    I guess I have to wait for Casablanca 2: Rick and Louis Renault adventures redemption

  • HulkSmash0000

    i hope Alec Baldwin returns as well

  • Matt Sallusti

    Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!

  • Slaughter

    Someone needs to produce a video letter to Burton BEGGING him not to go all CGI on this one.

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  • Brandon

    Is nothing sacred anymore besides the all mighty dollar?

    • Sweet Pea

      The “almighty dollar” is a weak ass currency on the brink of nothingness, Beetlejuice is probably more sacred

  • Let The Wookie Win

    Are the recycling any ideas from the canned Beeetlejuice Goes Hawaiian script?

    • Sweet Pea

      Yep, just the location changed, its Beetlejuice Goes Polynesian now instead

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  • God’s Diamond

    I’d like to see lydia deetz as a grown up, maybe even mother to an emo or hipster daughter.

  • the truth

    The ‘Beetlejuice’ cartoon series needs to come back as well. New episodes, in the same animation!

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