Well, here’s some news to dim your Friday morning. As it turns out, Tim Burton finally got the okay from Warner Bros. to begin filming Beetlejuice 2. Even more concerning, Burton has managed to rope in the stars of the original film, Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton.
So, Hollywood is over the moon with this news — the rumor of a sequel has been gestating for some time — but this is not a great revelation. Tim Burton has always had the potential to create fascinatingly weird films that are somehow unique while simultaneously beholden to conventional narrative methods. He used to stride that line with an ease we haven’t seen since he started putting Johnny Depp in literally everything. It’s doubtful that Burton will ascend to his previous heights by doing a rehash of one of his earliest films.
Unfortunately, Beetlejuice 2 is a runaway train that can’t be stopped. As Burton explained, “The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona and Michael. We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.”
Okay, well obviously Winona was going to do it; what’s she got going on now? Keaton’s involvement is a mixed bag. One one hand, it would be pretty much pointless to launch a sequel to Beetlejuice without Keaton as the ghost with the most. On the other, Michael Keaton is in the midst of a career revival that’s seen the actor doing some of the best work of his career. In short: he’s too good for this.
Oh, well. Too bad, though. Beetlejuice 2 is happening and there’s nothing we can do about it.
More in News
Demi Lovato Remains in the Hospital After Overdosing Last Week
Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following an overdose that took place last week. The star is still expected to...July 31, 2018
Madonna Launches a Malawi Fundraiser to Celebrate 60th Birthday
Madonna is launching a fundraiser for Malawi in celebration of her 60th birthday. The fundraiser will be held online in partnership...July 31, 2018
Kesha Documentary Heading to Apple Music
A Kesha documentary will soon be released on Apple music. The project is entitled Rainbow – The Film, and will provide...July 30, 2018
Justin Bieber Hints that a Wedding is Just Around the Corner
Justin Bieber has hinted that his wedding to Hailey Baldwin is just around the corner. A paparazzi recently asked the singer...July 30, 2018
Netflix Announces Four More Original TV Shows
Netflix has announced that they will be adding four more original TV shows. One of the new shows is called Madam...July 30, 2018
Kristen Stewart Joins the Cast of the ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot
Kristen Stewart will officially be joining the cast of the Charlie’s Angels reboot, which will be directed by Elizabeth Banks. Other...July 27, 2018