In an exciting development for fans of the beloved cult classic, “Beetlejuice 2” has officially secured a release window for 2024. Warner Bros. Studios, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter, has set September 6, 2024, as the highly anticipated release date for the long-awaited sequel to Tim Burton’s original 1988 film. On top of that Jenna Ortega has been added to the cast.
The sequel, based on a script penned by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the creators of “Wednesday,” is generating significant buzz among enthusiasts of the supernatural comedy. One of the most thrilling aspects is the return of the talented actor Michael Keaton, who is expected to reprise his role as the mischievous and eccentric ghost, Beetlejuice. Additionally, it has been revealed that Jenna Ortega, known for her role in “Wednesday,” will join the cast and reportedly portray the daughter of Lydia, played by Winona Ryder in the first film.
The announcement of the release window has ignited widespread excitement among fans, who have eagerly awaited the return of Beetlejuice to the big screen. The original film garnered a dedicated following over the years, with its unique blend of humor, fantasy, and macabre elements captivating audiences worldwide. The prospect of reuniting with the iconic characters and exploring their supernatural world once again has generated high anticipation for the sequel.
While specific plot details for “Beetlejuice 2” have been kept under wraps, the involvement of talented screenwriters Gough and Millar, known for their work on popular television shows and films, has only intensified curiosity about the direction the sequel will take. The screenwriting duo’s creativity and ability to craft engaging narratives have fans eagerly awaiting to see how they expand the “Beetlejuice” universe.
Having Michael Keaton on board to reprise his role is a significant coup for the film. Keaton’s portrayal of Beetlejuice in the original movie is widely regarded as one of his most memorable and iconic performances. His return promises to deliver the same charismatic and zany energy that made the character so beloved by audiences in the first place.
Furthermore, the addition of Jenna Ortega to the cast brings fresh talent to the sequel. Ortega’s rising prominence in the entertainment industry, combined with her captivating performance in “Wednesday,” has cemented her status as a rising star. Her portrayal of Lydia’s daughter is anticipated to bring a new dynamic to the story and provide a fresh perspective on the “Beetlejuice” universe.