For years now -some might even argue since the original release of Beetlejuice in 1988- people have been both demanding a sequel and making speculations as to when the second film might be announced.
Looking at the evidence, a sequel to the spooky comedy classic looks likely but in the very early stages of production. Back in 2011 Warner Bros. signed a deal with David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith for work on various upcoming projects. One of those projects was rumored to be Beetlejuice 2.
To stoke the flame further, Winona Ryder claimed that the sequel would take place 27 years after the events of the first film. She would not share anymore however and said she was “sworn to secrecy.”
Furthermore, in 2014 Tim Burton revealed that he was working on a script and was looking forward to collaborating with Michael Keaton.
Most recently, in 2016 Burton said that Ryder and Keaton were both interested in returning for the sequel but no guarantees were given.
A year later, Warner Brothers hired Mike Vukadinovich to assist in a script re-write. Recently, Burton said that a sequel now seems unlikely.
So as of right now a sequel to the beloved comedy looks bleak, but there is still cause to celebrate. Right now you can pre-order the Beetlejuice 4K ultra hd collectible set, due to be released soon, for $49.99. it comes with the film in 4K HD, a 4″ glow in the dark patch of Beetljuice’s gravestone, Insert of instructions for life after death emergencies with 3 pieces of “collectible chalk”, “Betelgeuse” flyer featured in the film, and it is all nicely boxed in a case made to look like The Handbook for the Recently Deceased.
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