For years, the thought of Beetlejuice getting a sequel has been a pipe dream. A sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 movie has been sparking up since 2011, although nothing ever actually acquired off the bottom within the final decade. However with casting announcements over the past week, the lengthy mentioned sequel is starting to return collectively, and now one other huge title actor is becoming a member of the ensemble.
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Per the Hollywood Reporter, Willem Dafoe’s been solid within the upcoming sequel, which started manufacturing earlier within the week. It’s mentioned by the outlet that the Northman and Nightmare Alley actor will likely be enjoying a cop within the afterlife, although no different particulars had been supplied past that. (Not his first time portraying a cop lately, since he performed one for the 2021 recreation 12 Minutes.) For Dafoe, this continues his busy streak through the 2020s: in 2023 alone, he’s showing in movies reminiscent of Asteroid Metropolis, Poor Issues, and And. He’s additionally set to look in Robert Eggers’ upcoming remake of Nosferatu, which lately wrapped filming and is awaiting a launch date.
Warner Bros. is at the moment retaining particulars on Beetlejuice 2’s plot below wraps. All that’s identified is that Michael Keaton is again because the titular bio-exorcist, with Scream 6’s Jenna Ortega serving because the movie’s co-lead, and the daughter of Winona Ryder’s Lydia Deetz from the primary film. Alongside Ryder, Catherine O’Hara returns to reprise her function as Lydia’s mom Delia.
Beetlejuice 2 is presently set for a theatrical launch on September 6, 2024.
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