The sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 hit “Beetlejuice” seems to ever be on the cusp of being officially announced. While no studio has officially come out with a release date and greenlight, everyone involved in the project has learned to masterfully say “It’s going to happen” without actually saying that it is happening.
The latest star to dance around the subject is Winona Ryder, who played the role of Lydia in the original film. While speaking to The Daily Beast, Winona deftly avoided the question of whether or not she’ll reprise her role while also pretty much saying “yes.”
When asked about the project, Winona simply said “I’ve been sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening.” Only reason to swear someone to secrecy is if there is actual movement, right? Still, that’s reading between the lines and not the actual confirmation fans have been waiting for/dreading. However, if Winona is back, then I’m certainly thrilled and it’s a good sign that they’re at least getting the right people involved.
Winona went on to drop a few more details, explaining that the film is “not a remake” and that it’s set “27 years later”, which makes sense. Winona still looks pretty damn youthful, but I think it’d be hard to pass her off as a teenager.
I’m really intrigued to see where a grown up Lydia has gone in life. What directions would her paranormal experience push her in? It’ll be interesting to see where that character is in todays world.