During the previous summer, the production of Beetlejuice 2 was put on hold due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. However, Tim Burton has disclosed in a conversation with The Independent that there is not a lot left to be done.
“I feel grateful we got what we got,” Burton told The Independent in a new interview. “Literally, it was a day and a half. We know what we have to do. It is 99 per cent done.”
Burton also tells the outlet, “On this last one, Beetlejuice 2, I really enjoyed it. I tried to strip everything and go back to the basics of working with good people and actors and puppets. It was kind of like going back to why I liked making movies.”
The much-anticipated sequel to Beetlejuice has been slated for a theatrical release on September 6, 2024. However, there is a possibility that the release date could be postponed due to the ongoing WGA and SAG strikes. We will keep you informed with any updates as they become available.
The much-awaited sequel has now cast Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday,” Scream VI) to appear alongside Michael Keaton. Fans can also rejoice as Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara are set to reprise their roles. The role of Beetlejuice’s spouse will be portrayed by Monica Bellucci, known for her performances in the film Irreversible.
While plot specifics are yet to be disclosed, it is public knowledge that Jenna Ortega has been cast in the role of Lydia Deetz’s daughter. As for the character of Lydia Deetz, played by Winona Ryder, she will be making a return to the franchise.
The cast for the upcoming film has recently expanded to include Willem Dafoe and Justin Theroux. Additionally, Danny Elfman, who has worked with director Tim Burton on numerous occasions, is returning to compose the score for the movie.