‘Beetlejuice 2’ Won't Move Without Michael Keaton

Writers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg have Tim Burton's blessing for the sequel.
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‘Beetlejuice 2’ Won't Move Without Michael Keaton

Beetlejuice 2 writers want Michael Keaton to returnLast month, we reported that writers Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg were hired to write Beetlejuice 2 for Warner Bros. The writers recently stated that they need to have Michael Keaton star in the sequel to move forward. Here's what Seth Grahame-Smith said below.

When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we'd do it if we got Tim [Burton's] blessing and involvement, and we got that, and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it's a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, 'Hey, it's me. I endorse this movie.' We're not there yet [with Keaton] because we don't have a film to present to him."

David Katzenberg also reiterated that Beetlejuice 2 is a sequel and not a remake. It is still early in the development of Beetlejuice 2, but it seems like Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg are heading in the right direction.

Beetlejuice 2 is in development .

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  • titanictom • 4 years ago

    TO cristopher couillard!!! I Know what films that they have done...I am reffering to What is going on with them Currently "NOT what they did WAY BACK!!! Chances are I've seen more FILMS/MOVIES than you have {over 2,232} since I was 5.... I am 45 NOW!!!!

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    • Garrett-Stearman • 4 years ago

      Thelma Martinez... are you serious??? the movie came before the cartoon OMG

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      • Christopher-Couillard • 4 years ago

        @titanictom Hate to break it to you, but Michael Keaton AND Eddie Murphy have both done sequels. Keaton did Batman and Batman Returns. Eddie Murphy Did The Beverly Hills Cop Trilogy, 4 Shrek movies, 2 Dr. Dolittle movies... Just saying.

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        • skywise • 4 years ago

          This is pretty good news. The one and onl Beetlejuice!

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          • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

            @Number1Wolverine@ROFLitschristian

            Yes, I couldn't agree with you more on that.

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            • Number1Wolverine • 4 years ago

              That's right, no Keaton no Beetlejuice 2.

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              • titanictom • 4 years ago

                Maybe he's not a SELLOUT-Him and EDDIE MURPHY and some other actors who won't do sequels Should start their own Production Company??!!!

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                • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

                  FINALLY! Someone in Hollywood who knows what the f*ck he's talking about!

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                  • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                    @incmob Wasn't actually being serious, dude. I honestly don't care enough about the project.

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                    • DuaneBarry • 4 years ago

                      I think they should bring back Ryder as well. Only now she is the embattled spirit that requires help from Betelgeuse.

                      Maybe he can stand guard while she is shoplifting.

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                      • m2 • 4 years ago

                        @mosorwvlad I hope not.

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                        • m2 • 4 years ago

                          Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice.

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                          • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                            @mosorwvlad

                            The Beetlejuice role is good only for Michael Keaton, like how the Captain Jack Sparrow role is good only for Johnny Depp.

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                            • mosorwvlad • 4 years ago

                              Johnny Depp anyone ?

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                              • incmob • 4 years ago

                                good for them to stick with the original star and not have just a retooled version or remake or reboot, keaton is and will always be beetlejuice.

                                @ejk1 meh.... not agreeing with you on that one. i think they could pull this off with another family. ryder's character was just bland and i could do without.

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                                • ejk1 • 4 years ago

                                  Screw Keaton. If Wynona's not there, neither am I.

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                                  • SherlockHolmes2009 • 4 years ago

                                    Now thats what I like to hear. Back in June of 2010 he said he is 100% willing to return as Beetlejuice so more than likely he will comeback

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                                    • themoviefanatic • 4 years ago

                                      @Theresa-A

                                      I completely agree with you on that. If Michael Keaton doesn't return for the role of Beetlejuice then don't make it, but hopefully he will return for the next Beetlejuice movie.

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                                      • Theresa-A • 4 years ago

                                        I think its awesome, 26 years later, I wonder who else they will try to get form the original cast. And please don't make it if Michael Keaton wont play Beetlejuice.

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                                        • dan1 • 4 years ago

                                          Don't f*cking make it.

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