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Michael Keaton on Rumored ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel: ‘It’s Possible That Ship Has Sailed’

After “The Founder,” Michael Keaton will be seen in a film adaptation of Vince Flynn’s bestselling novel series, “American Assassin.”

And he’ll return to the superhero world in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” though rumor has him on the villain side this time.

Asked how he feels about moving from the DC world of “Batman” to Marvel’s “Spider-Man” universe, Keaton says: “You’re asking the wrong guy. I know so little about the entire culture; honestly it’s a little embarrassing. You’d think that even by osmosis I would know more about it.”

Fortunately, a friend has two young daughters who help him out. “They fill me in on the backstory of my character and all the other characters. So when I have questions, I call them.”

If people are interested in the roles Keaton takes on next, they’re obsessed with one that isn’t even confirmed: For years, rumors have swirled around a sequel to the 1988 hit “Beetlejuice.”

Asked if he knows anything about it, Keaton says, “No. Zero. You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do.”

While he loves the character, he says, “it’s possible that ship has sailed.”

“The only way to do it is to do it right,” he says. “So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone.”

He references remakes of other classic movies, noting, “There are certain movies that are like Indian burial grounds. You never ride over them. Bad s— happens if you cross that. You don’t touch certain things. They are sacred.”

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