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You would be forgiven for thinking that Beetlejuice 2 is a done deal and must be somewhere near a finished product. Since 2012 there has been talk all over the internet about a return for Beetlejuice. Simply searching for “Beetlejuice 2″ brings up a litany of results. They include convincing posters for the movie, quotes from Winona Ryder and Tim Burton stating that the film is going ahead and even an IMDB page with the two main cast members confirmed.

There is now official news on the movie! Twenty-eight years after the release of the first Beetlejuice film, Tim Burton has updated fans on what is actually happening with Beetlejuice 2. Unfortunately it is not good news for fans of the ghost with the most…

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It’s been almost 30 years, but every now and then we still get some news about a Beetlejuice sequel still being in the mix. Like the titular bio-exorcist, no matter how many time you think you’re rid of this idea that they’re still going to crank Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian  or something, almost three decades after the fact, it still comes back up in rumor control. So here we are again, and no less than Tim Burton is fanning these flames with the promise that Beetlejuice might still happen, and that two key figures are still up for a comeback. (more…)

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What, with all the news of Paul Feig‘s (BridesmaidsGhostbusters reboot, the planned Ghostbusters Spin-off starring Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and a potential Ryan Gosling, and also the recent announcement that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks returning in Summer 2016 on Showtime, here’s another one been plucked straight out of the 80s nostalgia-vault for you. After nearly 27 years since Tim Burton directed Michael Keaton in the classic Oscar winning (Best Make-up) movie Beetlejuice, and after the long-gestating rumors that have been circulating the past few years of a sequel, Burton has confirmed that they are now closer than ever. (more…)

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As Nerd Media has been eagerly reporting, Beetlejuice 2 is well on the way to being summoned forth into the land of the living. Star–and ONLY actor who could possibly play the “Ghost With The Most”–Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton have both essentially confirmed their presence.

(and please remember my use of the word “essentially” if/when this information is denied/disproved)

Now it appears Winona Ryder is following suit.  (more…)

Finally, Tim Burton is getting back to what he does best, making his own movies and not trying to adapt other people’s work. Honestly, when you look back over his career what are your favorite Burton pictures? Is it Edward Scissorhands or Planet of the Apes? The Nightmare Before Christmas or Alice in Wonderland? Yeah, I’m pretty sure I know which you picked.

Frankenweenie is actually a remake in its own way as it’s been adapted from Burton’s original 1984 short film of the same name, which funny enough was live action. This is also Burton’s return to stop-motion animation and it’ll be the first stop-motion movie released in IMAX 3D. Today we got our first look at trailer,

After the death of his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring him back to life. Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and causes havoc in the town.

I think Frankenweenie looks excellent! Just the right mix of heart and the macabre we’ve come to expect from Burton. I am waaaaaay more excited for this than I am Dark Shadows.

Supplying the voices are Winona Ryder, Charlie Tahan, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, and Tom Kenny. Surprisingly Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are not involved, and I’ve got to say, I’m relieved.

Frankenweenie opens October 5th.

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A while back it was announced that writer/producer duo David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith were working on a sequel to Tim Burton‘s 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice. Today, EW reports that the twosome  have just gotten Burton’s blessing. However, they will not move forward until they convince Michael Keaton to return for the title role.

“When Warner Bros. came to us about it, we said the only way we’d do it if we got Tim [Burton’s] blessing and involvement, and we got that,” says Grahame-Smith, “and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, ‘Hey, it’s me. I endorse this movie.’ We’re not there yet, because we don’t have a film to present to him.”

Michael Keaton who has done a whole lot of nothing as of late, has said, in interviews that he would do a sequel in a heartbeat. Specifically,  “Absolutely, that’s the one thing I’d love to do again.” So, he’s fucking game. As for the rest of the cast, I don’t see how they can get the back in, especially since Winona Ryder is all grown up and probably too busy shoplifting to do another Beetlejuice…

Like Ghostbusters 3, Beetlejuice 2 would be a decade too late. Let it lie. If it does happen, keep Burton away from it – If you haven’t made a good movie in over 10 years then you’re useless. Also, there are good actors out there other than Johnny Depp.

Source: EW