Of all the long-awaited sequels that have languished in development hell way too long, Beetlejuice 2 is probably the one I’m dying to see the most. People have been talking about it for years, but the project just can’t seem to get any real traction. Until now, that is.
A few months ago, news broke that Beetlejuice 2 was actually going to happen and that Jenna Ortega was eyeing a role in it, and now, we have an even more exciting update about the film. Warner Bros. has officially given it a release date, and it’s coming sooner than you might expect.
Beetlejuice 2 is scheduled to hit theaters on September 6, 2024, with Michael Keaton returning to play the titular bio-exorcist and Tim Burton returning to direct it. We don’t know who else from the original movie is going to come back for the sequel, but we did get confirmation about a new cast member: Jenna Ortega.
Warner Bros. hasn’t said who she’s going to be playing, but when news first broke about her involvement in the film, the major trades said she was most likely going to play the daughter of Lydia Deets, Winona Ryder’s character from the first movie.
Since those reports came from reliable sources, I’m inclined to believe them, and they also make me think that Ryder herself will probably reprise her role as well. After all, if her character’s daughter is going to be part of the story, it stands to reason that she’ll be in it too.
Either way though, I absolutely can’t wait to see Beetlejuice 2. I’ve been a huge fan of the original film for as long as I can remember, and as a kid, I also loved the animated TV show. So of course, I’m super pumped to return to this world, and as always, if we here at Horror Obsessive hear any more exciting news about this movie, we’ll be sure to let you know.