“Beetlejuice 2” Brings Back the Fun and Authenticity, According to Michael Keaton

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By Black Widow

“Beetlejuice 2” actor Michael Keaton recently provided some preliminary insights into the highly anticipated sequel.

In an interview with Empire, Keaton expressed his enthusiasm for returning to the beloved character and revealed the dedication of director Tim Burton and the rest of the film’s creators to capture the essence of the original 1988 classic.

Recreating the Fun and Authenticity with Beetlejuice 2

Recreating fun and authenticity with Beetlejuice 2

Describing “Beetlejuice” as the most fun one can have working, Keaton emphasized that the sequel aims to replicate the same enjoyment as its predecessor.

Keaton stated that the production team is approaching the film exactly as they did the first one, paying attention to every detail. He even shared a delightful tidbit about a woman in the afterlife waiting room manipulating a cat’s tail with a fishing line, showcasing the dedication to handmade and whimsical elements.

Returning Cast and New Additions for Beetlejuice 2

Returning Cast and New Additions for Beetlejuice 2

The sequel will see the return of Michael Keaton in the iconic role of Beetlejuice, as well as Winona Ryder reprising her role as Lydia. Joining the cast is newcomer Jenna Ortega, known for her work on Burton’s “Wednesday” series. With a mix of familiar faces and fresh talent, the film promises a blend of nostalgia and new energy.

Screenplay by Netflix’s “Addams Family” Creators

The screenplay for “Beetlejuice 2” is being penned by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, known for their work on the popular Netflix “Addams Family” series. With their expertise in capturing the darkly comedic and eccentric essence of the original material, fans can expect a script that stays true to the spirit of the first film.

Keaton’s Commitment to Authenticity

Keaton, no stranger to revisiting beloved characters, expressed his dedication to staying true to the essence of classic films. He revealed that he and Tim Burton had been discussing the sequel for years, emphasizing their mutual agreement to maintain the same creative approach that made the original so memorable. Keaton highlighted the joy of improvisation, handcrafted elements, and the collaborative process of building something unique.