June 15, 2016


Winona Ryder Says 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Needs the 'Right Circumstances'

Getty Images, Warner Bros./The Geffen Film Company
Getty Images, Warner Bros./The Geffen Film Company

We live in a time of nostalgia and that fondness for the past breeds a culture of sequels. Next up on the memory train is Beetlejuice. A continuation of the story was first teased last summer, when actress Winona Ryder went on Late Night With Seth Meyers to confirm a new film was in production. Fast forward to March of this year and the crew backtracked on the sequel. Last month Beetlejuice mastermind Tim Burton said he'd like to make it happen. Are you confused yet?

The latest news comes from Ryder, who gave a new (somewhat promising?) statement in an interview with Collider.

The actress told the publication:

“Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael [Keaton]. I don’t know. There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting. I think it would be great if it happened; if it was the right circumstances.”


“Gosh, you know you’re getting older when they’re making TV shows, sequels or plays for things that you did. It’s very flattering and very humbling, indeed. I heard they were making another 'Little Women.' Mine was the fifth one, so that’s kudos to Louisa May Alcott. It’s just very flattering.”

Read the full interview here.