“Beetlejuice 2” Is Officially Happening With Jenna Ortega Set To Star

May 10, 2023 / Posted by:

When the first rumblings of a Beetlejuice sequel permeated the internet, fans of the cult classic went, “Go ahead! Make my millennium!” But fortunately, we won’t be waiting around a thousand years cause the official release date for Beetlejuice 2 is set for September 6, 2024. It was rumored last month that Jenna Ortega would star alongside some of the original cast reprising their roles– with Michael Keaton back as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as OG goth chick Lydia Deetz. And now it’s been confirmed that Jenna will play Lydia Deetz’s daughter.

Variety reports that the duo who wrote Netflix’s Wednesday wrote the screenplay for the upcoming sequel- so basically, some parts were probably rewritten by Jenna:

There’s little information available about the follow-up to Tim Burton’s 1988 film about a pesky poltergeist, but the filmmaker is returning with Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz. Additional cast members include “Wednesday” star Jenna Ortega as the daughter of Ryder’s character, as well as Justin Theroux in a yet-to-be-revealed role. Production is expected to commence in London on May 10.

Brad Pitt’s Plan B is producing “Beetlejuice 2.” Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who worked with Burton on “Wednesday,” penned the screenplay.

Kinda weird to imagine ghost whisperer Lydia Deetz as a mom since her whole vibe was, “I’d rather talk to dead people than men and children.” 

As a society, we’ve basically accepted that Jenna is now Tim Burton’s teenage goth girl replacement… unless he throws us a doozy and makes Jenna’s character a pearl-wearing, pastel-covered Barbie Girl. So while no one’s scratching their head in confusion over Jenna’s casting, fans are wondering what kind of mother/daughter relationship the two characters will share. While other casting details on the film are still under wraps, it’s probably safe to say that we can cross Alec Baldwin off the list of reprised characters since the set will be spooky and creepy enough without Alec and Hilaria Baldwin terrorizing it.

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