After more than 30 years, fans of the beloved 1988 film Beetlejuice will finally get the chance to see the long-awaited sequel. According to Warner Bros, Beetlejuice 2 will be released in theaters on September 6, 2024.
The film will be directed by Tim Burton and star Michael Keaton, who will reprise his role as the iconic title character.
Actress Winona Ryder will also return as Lydia Deetz, a teenage girl who forms an unlikely friendship with the mischievous ghost.
The Release Calendar and Expectations
Jenna Ortega, who recently starred in the hit Netflix series Wednesday, has been announced as one of the newest cast members. She will play the daughter of Ryder’s character in the film. Justin Theroux has also been added to the cast in an undisclosed role.
Production for Beetlejuice 2 is set to begin on May 10, 2023, in London. The screenplay was penned by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also worked with Burton on the Netflix series Wednesday.
Beetlejuice 2 is set to open on the same day as Marvel’s Blade, which stars Mahershala Ali.
Although not much is known about the plot of the upcoming sequel, fans of the original can look forward to more of the same iconic humor, quirky characters, and supernatural elements.
While other movies have yet to be announced for the same release date, Warner Bros has enjoyed success with previous Labor Day weekend releases, including the horror films It and The Nun and their respective sequels.
The original Beetlejuice film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $74.7 million. It was a defining role for Keaton, who portrayed the mischievous and eccentric ghost with aplomb.
It was also a breakout role for Ryder, who played the dark and brooding Lydia with equal skill.
The plot of the first film follows a recently deceased couple who hire Beetlejuice to help them haunt their former home after a new family moves in. The film’s offbeat humor and inventive visual style helped make it a cult classic and spawned numerous parodies and homages in popular culture.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting a sequel for years, with rumors of a follow-up film circulating for over a decade.
The announcement of the film’s release date is sure to be welcome news for fans who have been waiting for a return to the wacky and wonderful world of “Beetlejuice.”
Production and Producers
Plan B Entertainment, Brad Pitt’s production company, is producing Beetlejuice 2.
The original film’s director, Tim Burton, is expected to bring his signature style and unique vision to the sequel, ensuring that the film will be every bit as memorable as its predecessor.
The upcoming release of Beetlejuice 2 is sure to be an exciting event for fans of the original film. With a talented cast, a visionary director, and a screenplay by two of Hollywood’s hottest writers, the film is sure to be a hit with audiences when it hits theaters in 2024.