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Tim Burton confirms Winona Ryder will be back for ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel

We can't just say his name three times?


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Dec 16, 2014   Updated on May 29, 2021, 11:29 pm CDT

After months of ambiguous whiffs, Tim Burton has confirmed that a Beetlejuice sequel is moving forward.

Beetlejuice, the 1988 film starring Michael Keaton as a lecherous ghost and Winona Ryder as a death-obsessed teen, has become one of the cult hits in Burton’s canon, but the idea of a sequel hasn’t been met with widespread enthusiasm. As of October, Burton didn’t even have a script yet, though Keaton had said he was on board.

Of course, this is awfully convenient for Burton after the success of Birdman, a film that placed Keaton back into the meta-text of Batman. The Beetlejuice sequel has apparently cleared another hurdle, as Ryder is also on board.

Tell us what we really want to know, Burton: Is Jeffrey Jones coming back?

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2014, 3:59 pm CST