Great news for the Beetlejuice fans who are wondering what happened to the characters of the film. Winona Ryder confirmed that a sequel to Beetlejuice is finally happening.
Ryder made the announcement when she appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday to promote her new project Experimenter.
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“I think I can confirm it,” said Ryder. “It was very hush-hush top secret … but then (Tim Burton) was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes’ and 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 say it.”
The Experimenter actress confirmed the news but admitted she did not know much of the details although Tim Burton is now working on it.
Burton, in an interview last December disclosed the possibility of a part two for Beetlejuice and was quoted saying that a follow-up is “closer than ever”. He also added that Michael Keaton will be in it.
“There’s only one Beetlejuice, and that’s Michael. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than ever,” Burton shared. “I miss that character. There’s something that’s cathartic and amazing about it. I think it’s closer than ever.”
Ryder also revealed that she still gets asked by some people to say “Beetlejuice” three times. “I have not been let through security unless I said (Beetlejuice),” the actress said laughingly while referring to requests made by fans of the movie in the TSA whenever she passes through airport security.
It has been more than 27 years since the film was shown in theaters and fans are excited about how “part two” will turn out. Will the sequel get the new generation to chant “Beetlejuice”?