It’s been nearly 35 years since Tim Burton’s first Beetlejuice movie, that was released in 1988 and now there is finally a sequel in the works, with incredible sets being constructed, new additions to the cast and Tim Burton is back to direct.
In the first movie; the Maitlands became troubled ghosts; after an accident. The Deetz’ then made their situation worse, when they took over their home and started changing things.
Michael Keaton’s character Beetlejuice, is a bio-exorcist who turns up to help the ghosts with their living problems, however his pestilent way of working causes more chaos for them all.
Who is cast in Beetlejuice 2?
Beetlejuice 2 cast will see Michael Keaton return to the titular role, alongside Winona Ryder reprising as Lydia Deetz and introducing Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream VI) as Lydia’s daughter.
Catherine O’Hara will also be returning as Delia Deetz, and there will reportedly be two new characters played by Monica Bellucci as Beetlejuice’s wife and Willem Dafoe as an afterlife law enforcement officer. Deadline also reports that Justin Theroux is cast in the film.
Currently, there are sets being built in East Corinth, Vermont (the same location from the first film).
This production includes the reconstructions of The Deetz House, Maitland Hardware Store, the bridge where the Maitlands had their accident, and there is also a Miss Shannon’s School For Girls.
Even though the front of Maitland’s Hardware store set is rebuilt. It’s not yet known if Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin will return as Barbara and Adam Maitland.
Set video in East Corinth
Tik Tok user; Luna Moon Gothic Salem MA has been posting film set update videos:
@lunamoongothic BEETLEJUICE 2 Film Set UPDATE #2 •East Corinth, Vermont Enjoy this NEW footage of the film set construction! The Deetz House is looking amazing! I can't wait to see the covered bridge & Maitland Hardware when they are finished. I included "Miss Shannon's School for Girls" aka The Masonic Lodge. There has not been any construction on the building, however it's so cool & an iconic piece of Beetlejuice history! ☆This is construction ONLY. Filming has not begun & filming dates will not be made public.☆ #beetlejuice #beetlejuice2 #spookyseason #spookygirl #spookygirl #horror #horrorgeek #horrorfamily #spookymovie #horrorobsessed #timburton #winonaryder #jennaortega ##halloweenlife #halloweenishere #halloweenies #halloweentown #everydayishalloween #spookie #horrorclassic #80sthrowback #80skid #80shorror #horrorjunkie #halloween #imyselfamstrangeandunusual #ghostwiththemost #instahorror #horrorpage #80sbaby ♬ Main Titles – From "Beetlejuice" Soundtrack – Danny Elfman
Beetlejuice 2 is set to release in cinemas on September 6, 2024.
The first movie made it into our Top 14 Comedy-Horror Films of the 1980s