Tim Burton Syas ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Close to Happening, But Don’t Call It a Sequel

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According to Tim Burton, after 26 years, Beetlejuice 2 is finally happening. Probably maybe.

With his new movie Big Eyes hitting theaters and receiving awards show buzz, the director has been giving lot of interviews lately. And in those interviews, he's said over and over that, yes, they are working on a new Beetlejuice picture that would see Michael Keaton reprise his iconic role as the underworld's preeminent bio-exorcist.

However, in one of those interviews (with Yahoo!, if you must know), Burton made one important clarification:

"There's a script now, that I think is closer to what it could be and I'm excited about it. I wouldn't call it so much a sequel, but it'll have some characters [from the original]. It's a bit too early to say but it's definitely something that's on my radar and something I'd love to do."

So Beetlejuice 2 won't be a sequel in the traditional sense, which is understandable. After all, ghosts don't age—a fact that is not a problem for Keaton, since he'll be wearing tons of makeup, but which would be a problem if they wanted to bring back Gina Davis and Alec Baldwin.

In any case, hopefully everyone involved makes this happen. Beetlejuice 2 would be pretty fantastic.

[via Screen Rant]

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