After years of speculation, it was officially announced in late 2022 that Beetlejuice 2 was in development. Beetlejuice, the cult classic directed by Tim Burton and released in 1988, is a beloved horror film known for its dark humor, unique visuals, and memorable characters. Over the decades, fans have eagerly awaited news of a sequel, and recent developments have shed light on when it’s finally going to happen. Here’s everything we know so far about Beetlejuice 2!

Many familiar faces will be returning

Tim Burton, the visionary director behind the original film, will be returning to helm the sequel. This news was met with immense excitement from fans who are thrilled to see his distinctive style back in the realm of the afterlife. In addition, Michael Keaton is returning to play Betelgeuse, the supernatural “bio-exorcist”, with Winona Ryder also reprising her role as Lydia Deetz, the gothic teenager who forms an unlikely friendship with the demon. Since the chemistry between Keaton and Ryder was the highlight of the original film, their reunion onscreen is highly anticipated. Catherine O’Hara is also back as Delia Deetz, the matriarch of the family that finds itself haunted in the original. 

What is known about the plot? 

While plot details have been kept under wraps, it has been revealed that Beetlejuice 2 will explore new realms of the afterlife while maintaining the whimsical and dark tone of its predecessor. Burton’s imaginative vision is expected to create an otherworldly experience that will transport a new generation of viewers to the bizarre and captivating world of Beetlejuice

Although Beetlejuice 2 is still in the early stages of development, Burton’s reprisal of this world promises the continuation of the film’s original charm, with the introduction of some new characters to boot. 

Are you excited for this upcoming sequel? Let us know what you love most about the dark comedy in the comments section below.

June 30, 2023 — Alex Wilks