Michael Keaton Says ‘Beetlejuice 2’ In Early Stages


Michael Keaton’s newest film “RoboCop” just hit theaters, but the actor already has his sights set on reprising his title role in a sequel to the 1988 hit “Beetlejuice.”

After years of rumors, Keaton told MTV News at the Los Angeles “RoboCop” junket that he and director Tim Burton have discussed the possibility of working on “Beetlejuice 2.” Writer Seth Grahame-Smith has been working on a script since at least 2012.

“I’ve emailed Tim a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff,” Keaton told MTV. “I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another.”

Once he wraps post-production on the Walter Keane biopic “Big Eyes,” Burton’s schedule should allow plenty of time to work on the “Beetlejuice” sequel, which could be enough to get Keaton on board.

“Now it looks like he is involved,” Keaton said. “And without giving too much away, we’ve talked to each other, and emailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”

No official “Beetlejuice 2” details have been confirmed as of yet.

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  1. ClaudiusValentine says:

    this hole idea is being written with michael keaton in mind burton himself said he wont even think of it unless keaton reprises (one of the best characters ever made) burton wants it the fans want it and shockingly keaton himself have said he has been wanting to get back into beetlejuice since after the two batman movies so he’s been waiting for over 20 years now so im sure hes in just show him a script already lol

    when it comes to beetlejuice, the character has become a anti hero since the animation picked up where the movie left off everyone loves this guy because they now see him as a cool dead anti hero that basically does what he wants, the character does not need to go back to the 80’s scaring out of the house routine again its been done move onto a bigger story with him.

    the neitherworld needs to be shown more take a page out of the animated show which was made by burton himself the animation show is great it still holds up after all these years the character has become larger then life because of the show not the movie
    the 1st movie has become boring to watch when you have seen it a million times over the jokes has become stale when the show kept the jokes coming in beetlejuice style
    this is not a remake or reboot its a straight continuation the story is gonna be 27 years from the original,

    what the sequel needs is more beetlejuice adding to the characters legend that has been growing (beetlejuice character has become a legend) people want to see his past what he did when he was alive howed he die what his real name was SOMETHING not just read very little about the bio exorcist stuff which very little was said on it in the 1st movie.
    its a different time now then the 80’s what kind of people are gonna watch this time is family and kids from 18 – late 20’s i myself is 28 keep in mind the idea of lydia and B-man being friends will probably be that way in the sequel they were both weird and deserved each other get over it already.

    they need to go the rout of the tv show then another scaring out of the house again or otherwise this sequel will bomb big time trust me the people that will see this now is families and young adults with very few older long time fans mixed in so beetlejuice may end up being a anti hero this time around as long as the main character is all their with keaton in the role then who the heck cares if the B-man is a anti hero or not people are gonna pay to see keaton they could care less of what the story is gonna be.
    plus any story with beeltejuice in todays graphics is enough to reboot the entire franchise making any fan very happy in the end.

  2. ClaudiusValentine says:

    burton needs to get the ball rolling with this very soon or he will lose keaton i dont think michael keaton will wait a few more years till 2016 to get something of a beetlejuice sequel so burton is done with big eyes now he needs to make next movie his biggest with beetlejuice 2
    to get on with it already tim

  3. krazyreads says:

    finally! I LOVED this movie. it will always be one of my all time favs

  4. david t. krall says:

    from: david t. krall

    I always liked Michael Keaton. It’s a shame he “walked-away” from Batman…It seemed as if he hit a
    snag and maybe “turned-his back” (?) and upset some peers and colleagues??? Glad to see that
    he will be back big-time on the big screen…

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