(CNN) Putting an end to what may be one of the most rumor-generating films in cinema history,ghost with moreHe finally gets his next big moment.
Warner Bros. confirmed. CNN reported on Tuesday that the long-awaited Beetlejuice 2 remake of Tim Burton’s apocalyptic 1988 masterpiece will be released in September 2024. (CNN and Warner Bros. are both part of the same parent company, Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Starring Keaton, Ryder, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis, “Beetlejuice” was a dark, funny and inventive original story that turned into a critical and bankable success, spawning a cartoon as well as a recently closed Broadway musical.
The first film’s success is largely thanks to its cast, featuring Keaton as a fast-talking, deeply misfit evil spirit looking to take advantage of the “recently deceased” Maitlands (Baldwin and Davies) as well as the new tenants of their former abode.
Beetlejuice boasts one of the best character entrances – Lydia Deetz from Gothic Rider, daughter of the aforementioned lodgers – in her third-ever screen credit. The movie also put Kathryn O’Hara, the Emmy Award-winning star of “Sheets Creek,” firmly on the map in the delicious role of Lydia’s stepmother Delia Deetz.
Speculation about a potential sequel has been swirling for years, with CNN last reported in 2016 that Ryder thought “it would be great if that happened, if the conditions were right”. Both Burton and Keaton too hinted at a sequel It was possible as early as 2013.
It’s unclear if the ongoing writers’ strike will affect the potential production schedule or release schedule for Beetlejuice 2. The movie is currently scheduled to premiere in theaters on Friday, September 6, 2024.
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