Tim Burton Shares First Look at “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” Sequel

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Tim Burton at "The World of Tim Burton" exhibition photocall in 2017. Photo by Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock (9257511ae)

Over three decades after the original Beetlejuice movie came out, this horror comedy is finally getting a sequel. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is hitting the theaters in September and its director Tim Burton finally shared the first look at the sequel led by Michael Keaton.

Fans of Beetlejuice have been hoping this film would return for a sequel for over three decades, and their prayers will soon be answered. Keaton is coming back as the titular hero, along with Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara as Lydia and Delia Deetz.

Burton shared the first look with the Entrainment Weekly and revealed that the new film kicks off with a death in the family. Charles Deetz (played by Jeffrey Jones) isn’t a part of the sequel cast, but Burton refused to say if his death brought the family together.

Burton admitted this project came together after Keaton agreed to return, and said it was “a weird out-of-body experience” to see him back in the iconic Beetlejuice costume.

“Unless it felt right, he had no burning desire to do it. I think we all felt the same way. It only made sense if it had an emotional hook… It was such a beautiful thing for me to see all the cast, but he, sort of like demon possession, just went right back into it,” he told Entrainment Weekly.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice will come out on September 6, and its cast will also include Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, and Willem Dafoe.