Like the â€œGhostbustersâ€ franchise, â€œBeetlejuiceâ€ is a film that has been looking to get a sequel underway for quite some time. Back in the late 90s, the script for a movie called â€œBeetlejuice Goes Hawaiianâ€ was in development, but nothing ever really came of that. Since then, itâ€™s popped up every few years as â€œin development,â€ but now according to an interview with actress Winona Ryder, â€œBeetlejuice 2â€ is most definitely happening.
Take a look at the clip yourself from â€œLate Night With Seth Meyers.â€
Ryder’s comments on the film are as follows:
â€œUm, I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview â€” like, it was very hush hush, top secret â€¦ and then when he was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes’ and he did an on-camera interview and he said, â€˜Oh yeah weâ€™re doing it and Winonaâ€™s going to be in it,â€™ and I was like [shocked face]. Can I say? I mean if he said it, I can say it!â€
The interview in question could be one of two.
The first was in an interview with IGN, where director Tim Burton said the â€œBeetlejuiceâ€ sequel was closer than ever.
â€œThereâ€™s only one Beetlejuice, and thatâ€™s Michael [Keaton]. There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than everâ€¦ I miss that character. Thereâ€™s something thatâ€™s cathartic and amazing about it. I think itâ€™s closer than ever.â€
Itâ€™s almost a confirmation, but not quite. In another interview, this time with MTV, where the interviewer says â€œTell me Winona [Ryder] has a part in it.â€
Burtonâ€™s response was a confident â€œOh yeah, yeah yeah.â€
It seems like the latter interview could be the one Ryder is referring to. Granted, itâ€™s important to note that neither of these were confirmations that the film was actually going to happen, but rather a confirmation that if it were going tohappen, it would have both Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder reprising their roles.
So there you go! Winona Ryder may have just inadvertently broken the news that â€œBeetlejuice 2â€ is on its way to a theater near you! That being said, itâ€™s always a bit dubious when you take the word of an actor. Theyâ€™re usually the last people to trust in the hierarchy of trustworthy sources, as they often have little involvement with the development, scriptwriting, or producing processes of the films.
What do you think? Is another â€œBeetlejuiceâ€ film actually underway, or was this a premature slip-up from Ryder?
Let us know your thoughts below!