August 11, 2015


A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Is Happening—And Winona Ryder Is Pumped

Say it with us: "Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!"

Everyone's favorite grave fixer is coming back to the big screen in a now-confirmed sequel to the beloved, Tim Burton-directed 1988 film. Winona Ryder, who starred as ghost-seeing goth Lydia Deetz in the original Beetlejuice, revealed the news to the public during an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

"I think I can confirm it because Tim Burton did," the actress told Meyers. "It was very hush-hush, top secret. Then he did some press for Big Eyes, he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it and Winona's going to be in it." To this, Ryder responded with a humongous look of awe and excitement. Watch it above.

Ryder admitted that she "really doesn't know much more about it than anyone else," but we do know that alongside Burton will be screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith who's worked on Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and the MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Burton previously said he was working on a sequel with Michael Keaton, who starred as the titular character, in mind and that he "would love to work with [Keaton] again." No word on if fellow leads like Alec Baldwin or Geena Davis are on board yet.

So, very vague details at the moment, but if a seasoned actress like Winona Ryder is this excited, consider our anticipation that much higher. Fingers crossed it's ready before next Halloween.