On Tuesday, Warner Bros. made public the release date for the much-anticipated follow-up to the 1988 cult classic Beetlejuice, with Michael Keaton reprising his role as the eccentric “bio-exorcist.” The Tim Burton-directed sequel will be arriving in theaters on September 6, 2024.
Not much is known about the upcoming Beetlejuice 2, but Burton has signaled the return of Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara to reprise their roles as well as the addition of Jenna Ortega as Lydia’s daughter and Justin Theroux in an unknown role. Monica Bellucci, who is currently starring in the comedy Mafia Mamma, is also in talks to join the star-studded cast of Beetlejuice 2. According to reports, Bellucci is set to portray Keaton’s spouse in the upcoming film, while Ryder will play the mother of Ortega’s character.
Wednesday creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar penned the screenplay.
The original Beetlejuice featured Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as a pair of newly deceased newlyweds whose souls were stuck in their homes. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and their depressed daughter (Ryder) move into the house, the spectral couple summons Beetlejuice to help frighten them away.
At CinemaCon last month, Warner Bros. revealed that they were developing a sequel to Beetlejuice. This follow-up is meant to be released at the same time as Marvel’s Blade with Mahershala Ali in the starring role. However, it is uncertain if the recent halt in pre-production for Blade caused by the Writers Guild of America strike will affect this plan.