Catherine O’Hara, star of Tim Burton beetlejuice, has joined the cast of the upcoming sequel.
As reported by directO’Hara allegedly signed for beetlejuice 2, joining other returning stars like Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton. However, her participation has not been officially confirmed. In 2016, the Home alone The actor expressed interest in a beetlejuice sequel, along with her husband, production designer Bo Welch. “I wish I could do it, but I haven’t heard anything. I met my husband on that movie, he designed the sets, so we’d both love to be in it,” O’Hara said. “But, like you, I keep hearing about it from time to time, but it doesn’t seem to go anywhere. I don’t know, I’d love to see it, I’d love to be in it.”
The idea of a 1988 sequel beetlejuice it was around for several years. In February 2022, Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, confirmed the development of Beetlejuice 2. In the summer of 2022, they hoped the cameras would start rolling, but that plan never came to fruition. Previously, Keaton did not think of a sequel to beetlejuice it was the right idea. “The only way to do it is to do it right. A lot of it was improvised and a lot of it was beautifully handcrafted by the artist that is Tim Burton,” the actor said. “If you can’t get close to that, leave it alone.”
At the 2022 Lumière Festival, Tim Burton denied his participation in beetlejuice 2 but then he contradicted himself. “I only know if I’m making a movie when I’m actually shooting on set. I try to go back to the root of everything. It sprouts from a seed and then grows, rather than from these statements.” Burton said. “I’m working on ideas and stuff, but it’s all very early. We’ll see how it goes. How about that for zero response?”
beetlejuice 2 writer Seth Grahame-Smith explained why the sequel took so long to get off the ground. “It’s funny, when I last met Tim, and we’re talking about five years ago at this point, the reason it’s so hard to move on is because so many people love it. [Beetlejuice] And because there are 10 million ways to get that sequel wrong and four ways to get it right,” he said.
Before beetlejuice 2Burton attempted to produce a follow-up film titled Beetlejuice goes Hawaiian in the 1990s, but the potential sequel idea never went anywhere. “It’s such a fine needle to thread that I certainly like not getting it there, on the script side,” Grahame-Smith said.
beetlejuice is available to stream on HBO Max. The sequel will premiere on an undetermined release date.