May 11, 2016


Tim Burton Calls 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Something That I Really Would Like to Do'

Warner Bros./The Geffen Film Company
Warner Bros./The Geffen Film Company

As remakes of cult-classics become evermore common—we're looking at you Space Jam 2—it wouldn't be far-fetched if Tim Burton's Beetlejuice got a sequel nearly 30 years after it first released. And as per a recent exclusive that Collider scored with the auteur, the film could possibly be in the cards, but only if a very specific set of circumstances align. 

In the interview, Burton tried to discard some of the rumors—most of which are regarding casting—that have percolated since the idea of a Beetlejuice 2 was first floated. The director noted that all circumstances must be perfect for the project to actually become a reality.

"It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s something that if the elements are right—because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet.”

In March, it was reported that the sequel was green lit and that original stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder were primed to reprise their old roles. But the news turned out to be nothing but a spike in rumor-mill blather, leaving those hopeful of Beetlejuice's slimy return yearning for more. 

That's not to say Burton isn't working on cool projects: His latest endeavor is a live-action Dumbo movie—yes, really, so get stoked—which has been in production for over a year.