Tim Burton in Talks for Beetlejuice 2

Jason McDonald

The question of whether or not the world will see “Beetlejuice 2” seems to be nearing an answer.  While a script is currently being written and with Michael Keaton willing to return to his legendary role as the devious entity, there was really only one element missing from the project: a director.

The Wrap has learned that Tim Burton, the original director of “Beetlejuice”, is in talks to return to the director’s chair for one more shot at the ghost with the most.  Nothing is confirmed yet, but The Wrap is pointing towards “individuals familiar with the project” as their source for the information.

Tim Burton just finished his current project, “Big Eyes”, and it would appear as if he doesn’t have any other projects lined-up yet.  So it’s a strong possibility that he could return to “Beetlejuice.”  Given that his last film, “Dark Shadows”, was a financial failure it could be that Burton is looking for a project that might be a surefire success.

I know that the general feeling about Tim Burton these days is, more or less, cold.  However, if “Beetlejuice 2” is going to happen then there’s no one else I’d rather see in the director’s chair then Tim Burton.  Perhaps he can muster a bit of that gothic magic again and make a grand return to the darkly comedic world he once helped to create.



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      1. Adolfo Kapuccino October 22, 2013 at 2:20 am


      2. Daniel Krone October 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

        As long as Johnny Depp and Helena Carter are not in it

        • Ben Riddlebarger
          Ben Riddlebarger October 22, 2013 at 2:39 am

          UM, of course they would be in it. He has a formula and people are stupid enough to keep paying to see it.

      3. Natalie Otenti October 22, 2013 at 2:22 am

        No cgi !!!

        • Matt Quiroz
          Matt Quiroz October 22, 2013 at 2:30 am

          Its not possible without cgi

        • Oscar Jose
          Oscar Jose October 22, 2013 at 2:38 am

          yeah…these times now…its all about cgi….not that im a fan of it….i hate it -_-

      4. Sherry Enfinger October 22, 2013 at 2:23 am

        oh yes! and Daniel im with ya on that!

      5. Judaharis Makara October 22, 2013 at 2:23 am

        Pretty much johney dep is in every tim burton movies lol. He a good actor.

      6. Emma Wright October 22, 2013 at 2:25 am

        No. Horrible idea.

      7. Brennan Green October 22, 2013 at 2:28 am

        Keep Depp far away and don’t wash it down with cgi and I’ll watch.

      8. Richard Humphries October 22, 2013 at 2:29 am

        As long as it’s well under $100million; nice and low budget that forces him to be creative. Burton has lost his edge for storytelling and has simply focused on kooky visuals and everyone still seems to like him for that; right until ‘Dark Shadows’.
        I think Burton needs to get back to his roots, do something low-budget and offbeat that is more story versus visual centered.

      9. Matt Quiroz October 22, 2013 at 2:30 am

        Sire like to see a new one as modern set

      10. Justin Mendell October 22, 2013 at 2:30 am

        Yes, and if he wants to do it for cheap but wants CHI, then I’m his man!!!

      11. Bob Mikkelsen October 22, 2013 at 2:43 am

        Michael Keaton has to be in it.

      12. Dawn Camilyn Dreamajean Cranston October 22, 2013 at 2:45 am

        Why destroy a great film with a sequel and none could ever play beetlejuice like Michael Keaton did i dont think there is one actor who could play that role

      13. Ryan McMillan October 22, 2013 at 2:53 am

        ummm…just…no. Its a classic and leave it at that.

      14. Lindsey Ward October 22, 2013 at 2:59 am

        Sounds like a mistake… :/

      15. Bob Mikkelsen October 22, 2013 at 3:09 am

        25 years later.

      16. Margie Sierra October 22, 2013 at 3:10 am

        I love beetlejuice!!!!

      17. Lillian Chanay Wells October 22, 2013 at 3:55 am

        You betcha!Sure aaaaaaam!!!!!!

      18. Chelsey Noell-Catherine Wright October 22, 2013 at 4:03 am

        Yessss please!!!!

      19. Fish Notontheroids Yammers October 22, 2013 at 4:40 am

        why not.

      20. Tony Frenden October 22, 2013 at 4:54 am

        You’ll need Danny Elfman too

      21. Danny Hodge October 22, 2013 at 5:06 am

        Michael Keaton is on board, so am I

      22. Steve Hrobuchak October 22, 2013 at 5:07 am

        everyone in the original cast needs to be in it and i mean everyone!

      23. Tracy Puurula October 22, 2013 at 5:12 am

        If Michael Keaton is going to play Beetlejuice again.. then HELL YEAH!

      24. Randi Ward October 22, 2013 at 6:02 am

        Like several others have said, only if it is done with Michael Keaton!

      25. Luca Modica October 22, 2013 at 6:52 am

        Beetlejuice 2. Beetlejuice goes Hawaiian. “Didn’t we say everything in the first Beetlejuice movie. Must we go tropical”? Said Kevin Smith.

      26. Ashley Quimby October 22, 2013 at 8:37 am

        Nicole Quimby

      27. Manic Exorcism October 22, 2013 at 9:51 am

        Um yeah, but after Planet of the Apes, Willy Wonka and Dark Shadows…are we really supposed to be excited?

      28. Tyrone Thompson October 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

        Aw man, please don’t CGI this movie to death. Please

      29. Tyrone Thompson October 22, 2013 at 10:50 am

        Catherine O’hara and Gena Davis

      30. Rachael Blevins October 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

        Emma Gauthier!!!

        • Emma Gauthier
          Emma Gauthier October 22, 2013 at 11:26 am


      31. Joe Minicilli October 22, 2013 at 11:36 am

        Michael Keaton IS reprising his role, or so he says. Winona Ryder should be as well. However, Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis cant be because they’re old now, and ghosts can’t age. Tim Burton is at his best with his original material and not classic stories or remakes, so it should be good.

      32. Jocelyn Guillemette October 22, 2013 at 11:50 am


      33. Brittany Wilson October 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        I hope so! I think it’ll be good even if Johnny Depp and Helena Carter play in Bettlejuice 2 (IF it happens!).

      34. William Hollis October 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        No. He needs to leave it alone.

      35. Mindy Jane Garraputa-Gimello October 22, 2013 at 3:29 pm

        yes yes yes!!

      36. Andrew McNicholas October 22, 2013 at 3:35 pm

        dont ruin it,
        dont ruin it,
        dont ruin it!

      37. Sandy von P October 22, 2013 at 5:56 pm

        Im not sure I want to see another Beetlejuice movie. Would prefer Burton to try something new.

      38. April October 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

        i like the old one i dont know if they would kill the new one if they make one, i love the old movie my husband is sick of it but i dont care i love that movie