Beetlejuice 2 Is Happening, Confirms Winona Ryder

Tim Burton will return to direct the sequel


Following years of speculation, it seems that the sequel to Tim Burton's iconic late '80s comic fantasy Beetlejuice is finally happening. Winona Ryder, one of the stars of the cult classic, confirmed the news on Late Night with Seth Myers.

As she explained to Meyers, Burton had himself told an interviewer that he was to direct the film, meaning she felt safe to confirm it too. "It was very hush hush, top secret. And then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it and Winona's going to be in it'. If he said it, I can..."

Rumors of a Beetlejuice sequel have circulated for a number of years. in 2014, the film's star, Michael Keaton, told MTV News that he would reprise his role as the crude, mischievous ghost of the title if Burton returned as well. "I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again," he said. "But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another."

Beetlejuice was Burton's second film, and was released in 1988. It was a critical and commercial hit at the time, and its success led to Burton directing the superhero blockbuster Batman the following year.

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