While the original film is being honored in the online film community for its 30th anniversary, it appears Warner Bros. just won’t let Beetlejuice die. The studio has been trying to get Beetlejuice 2 off the ground almost since the original hit theaters, with the project going through any number of different iterations over the last nearly 30 years. Despite the fact that sequels this belated don’t make the most sense under the very best of circumstances, let alone when one features characters who are dead and therefore shouldn’t be aging anymore, there are still plans to get Beetlejuice 2 made with both Michael Keaton and Tim Burton.
Back in late 2017, Mike Vukadinovich (Rememory) became the latest writer to be handed a copy of The Handbook for the Recently Deceased in an attempt to conjure Beetlejuice 2 into reality. Deadline (who broke the news) claims that both Burton and Keaton are “excited at the thought of collaborating on a sequel.” Of course they are. Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg will produce if this ever actually happens.
We detailed the many attempts to make Beetlejuice 2 happen here. Or you can revisit the animated series, which in its best moments, offered more than a sequel probably will at this stage of the game.
There’s no release date set. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
We’ll keep you posted on the status of Beetlejuice 2.