Tim Burton Says BEETLEJUICE 2 Not Guaranteed, "Has To Be Right"
Tim Burton is interested in making Beetlejuice 2, but not if it's going to end up being something he doesn't want. The director cleared the air with Collider after months of rumors about a film no one knows is on or off:
"This is the thing, it’s something that I’m interested in, but there’s so many stories [online], dumping Michael Keaton for Johnny Depp and this or that, and I’ve talked to these people and they didn’t wanna hear this so they just made up a story. But the fact of it is I have talked to Michael and I have talked to Winona, I’ve talked to a few people. It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel], it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy. So it’s something that if the elements are right—because I do love the character and Michael’s amazing as that character, so yeah we’ll see. But there’s nothing concrete yet."
Sounds like if it happens, it happens. Burton is at a point in his career where he doesn't NEED another film, so why not only do a film if it's only something fans will appreciate? I respect him for having that stance, even if he is in a position of success that grants him that option.