Beetlejuice has become a favorite fantasy movie for most of us, especially those who grew up watching it over and over again! These days, things are starting to get serious with Beetlejuice 2. Will there be a long-awaited sequel for Tim Burton’s second feature film, the one and only Beetlejuice? Will Johnny Depp return to the big screen to collaborate with Burton once again? Here is everything we know.
Beetlejuice is a 1988 fantasy comedy about a recently deceased couple who find themselves as ghosts in their former home and contact Betelgeuse, an obnoxious and conniving “bio-exorcist” from the Netherworld, to chase away the new inhabitants of the house. The film was a great success and received much praise from both viewers and critics. It also won several awards, especially in the areas of best makeup and best visual effects. Without much ado, let’s get to the latest news about Beetlejuice 2!
It has been like forever since Beetlejuice hit the big screen in 1988 and became everyone’s favorite. Since then, Tim Burton and Beetlejuice fans have been eagerly waiting for a sequel. We know that the famous director has always wanted a sequel as well, but it wasn’t until a few months ago that things started to happen. Beetlejuice 2 was finally officially confirmed in February 2022, and we were happy to hear this news.
Now that we are sure Beetlejuice 2 is coming, we are asking the question, “When is it coming out?”. Well, the announcement of the sequel is still fresh, so there’s no word on a specific release date yet. But according to IMDb, Beetlejuice 2 will hit theaters on June 20, 2025.
Even those who haven’t seen the movie (we doubt that if there is one, though!) will be familiar with the Beetlejuice costume, which is the black and white striped suit that Betelguese wears. Since the film is a classic Halloween movie, the Beetlejuice costume is now on the market as a Halloween costume for both adults and children. You can buy it for yourself through Amazon and send a shiver down your friends’ spines.
Sandworms are creatures from the Beetlejuice universe that live in a desert called Saturn because they are hydrophobic. A sandworm appears when Adam and Barbara return to their home after their death and Barbara gets lost in the sand. When they find each other, they encounter a sandworm that wants to eat them.
Later in the film, a sandworm reappears when Betelguese sends Barbara into the sandworm realm. She rides a sandworm and comes back to the house where the sandworm swallows Betelguese.
Beetlejuice 2 Cast
We saw Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis as Adam and Barbara Maitland, the couple who return to their house after their death, Winona Ryder as their daughter Lydia, Michael Keaton as Betelguese, and Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones as Delia and Charles Deetz, the couple who move into the Maitland’s old house, in the first film. But Beetlejuice 2 cast hasn’t yet been announced, although Google lists Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder as well as Johnny Depp as cast members for the sequel!
As you know, the famous director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp have already worked together in several projects such as Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd and many more. The collaboration of the filmmaker and the actor has always been loved and praised, so we are sure that fans are eager to see Depp on the big screen in a long-awaited project of Burton.
Although the legendary actor is highly anticipated to return to the silver screen with Beetlejuice 2, some claim that his involvement in the sequel’s cast is on the back burner due to his recent defamation trial with Amber Heard.
However, there is good news for Johnny Depp, as the case was decided in favor of him. The jury found that Heard had defamed Depp in three separate statements in a Washington Post article, and the actor was given $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages by the jury.
So, we still have to wait for the official announcement of the cast of Beetlejuice 2 and Johnny Depp’s participation in it. But we will get you covered about the latest news of Beetlejuice 2.