Winona Ryder may return as Lydia Deetz in <strong><em>Beetlejuice 2</em></strong>
Back in October 2012, actress Winona Ryder exclusively discussed the possibility of returning as Lydia Deetz in the highly-anticipated sequel Beetlejuice 2. Now that the follow-up is picking up steam, with director Tim Burton in talks to direct, Winona Ryder revealed that she may be closer to joining the project.

"I'm kind of sworn to secrecy...But it sounds like it might be happening."

She also confirmed that the story takes place 27 years after the original Beetlejuice.

"It's not a remake. It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia [Deetz, Ryder's teenage goth character] so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later."

Winona Ryder also talked about how Beetlejuice gave her a career in the movie business.

"It's a very precious movie to people. So there are a lot people like, 'Don't!' That's one of those movies where little kids stop me. I'm so associated with it. I think it gave me my career. I was such a weird looking kid."

The actress also insists that, if director Tim Burton and original star Michael Keaton were not involved, she would have passed.

"I would never go near [a sequel] if it was not Tim and Michael. Because those guys, I love."

Seth Grahame-Smith is writing the screenplay, but it hasn't been confirmed if Tim Burton's deal to direct the sequel has been finalized.