Winona Ryder Gives Another Update About BEETLEJUICE 2
Beetlejuice 2 is probably one of the most on-again, off-again movie projects of the past few years (right up there alongside Ghostbusters 3), so I shouldn't have been surprised earlier this year when director Tim Burton said the movie was ready to start filming and then almost immediately said the film actually wasn't in development at all. Since then, the director has said that the script "has to be right" for him to get the gang back together for a sequel, and now we have another update from one of the film's potential stars.
Collider spoke with Winona Ryder about the status of Beetlejuice 2, and it doesn't sound great:
“I don’t really know what’s going on with that. Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael [Keaton]. I don’t know. There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting. I think it would be great if it happened, if it was the right circumstances. Gosh, you know you’re getting older when they’re making TV shows, sequels or plays for things that you did. It’s very flattering and very humbling, indeed. I heard they were making another Little Women. Mine was the fifth one, so that’s kudos to Louisa May Alcott. It’s just very flattering.”
So it sounds like no one knows what the hell is going on with the movie at this stage. But just the simple fact that she doesn't know what's up tells us that Beetlejuice 2 is still far from a sure thing, and still may never happen at all. Personally, I think they should give up, move on, and leave the original to stand on its own, but that's just me. What do you think?