Tim Burton "Doubts" 'Beetlejuice 2' Will Actually Happen

We've got some bad news for you Beetlejuice fans who were looking forward to a second film. Consequently, we've got some GREAT news for you Beetlejuice fans who were NOT excited by a sequel.

Tim Burton "Doubts" 'Beetlejuice 2' Will Actually Happen

After almost two years with no updates to the possible ghost-with-the-most additional tale, it sounds like director Tim Burton is doubtful it'll ever happen.

During a recent interview to promote his live-action take on the Disney classic Dumbo, Burton answered a question about how things were going with the proposed sequel. USA Today took the built for the outlets who've wanted to ask but haven't:

When USA TODAY asked Burton what's going on with the "Beetlejuice" sequel during an interview for "Dumbo," he mumbled, "Nothing, nothing."

But is "Beetlejuice 2" going to happen?

"I don't know. I doubt it," Burton said, and waved off further questions.

Beetlejuice himself Michael Keaton also answered the question, calling the original film "lightning in a bottle" and "unique" during the same conference.

We agree, and we're semi-relieved that a sequel isn't happening.

Larry Wilson, one of the original film's writers, commented on the possibility to Bloody Disgusting, saying:

"The bottom line is, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are not going to think about a Beetlejuice sequel unless it somehow catches the energy of the first film. And that's not easy. Beetlejuice really was lightning in a bottle. But there have been discussions since it really shocked everyone in 1988. And in terms of Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian, wiser heads prevailed. Thank God there's a level of integrity here."

Let's go see the Broadway musical instead!

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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