Michael Keaton can scratch another iconic role off his list of parts to play again 30+ years later. According to THR’s Aaron Couch, Warner Bros. has finally put the sequel to the 1988 classic Beetlejuice on the slate.
Rumors of a Beetlejuice sequel have persisted for years but now the pieces are in place to bring the Ghost with the Most back to the big screen. In early 2022, it was reported that Keaton would reprise the role and that he’d be joined in his return by Winona Ryder. More recently, THR reported that director Tim Burton was on board to return to direct the sequel and that Jenna Ortega (Scream, Wednesday) was circling a major role believed to be the daughter of Ryder’s Lydia and Justin Theroux joined the cast in an unknown role.
It seems now WB has all the pieces in place and are ready to move into production immediately. THR reports that the powers that be at WB have put Beetlejuice 2 on their theatrical slate, slotting it in for a September 6, 2024 release while Deadline reports the project will begin principal photography on May 10th.
Beetlejuice marks the second iconic 1980s role that Keaton has now revived. The actor will once again fill the dual roles of Bruce Wayne and Batman in this Summer’s The Flash. All we can do now is hold out hope that he’ll pull out the house flannel and reprise the role of Jack in a Mr. Mom sequel.