Winona Ryder Might Be Back for Beetlejuice 2

Jason McDonald

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.

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      1. Shannon Hubbell (@brundlefly) November 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        I’m guessing she’s a born again Christian now.

      2. Irischer Nulldreier November 19, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        That would be cool.

      3. Gavin Lawley November 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Shop lifter

        • Sam Hain
          Sam Hain November 19, 2013 at 7:51 pm

          I’m mad I didn’t make that joke now.

        • Jeremy Arruda November 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm


        • Spencer Kennedy
          Spencer Kennedy November 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm

          oh yeah.

      4. Lynette Tashquinth November 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        It would b ku

      5. Drew Woodward November 19, 2013 at 7:43 pm

        She’d better be!

      6. Jessicka Aiken November 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

        Ha ha ha ha Gavin Lawley!

      7. Lex Lybrand November 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm

        Hopefully, she’s dead.

      8. Karla Amador November 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        Armed robber

      9. GhyDemon Synclair November 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm

        They’ll probably make her a plain Jane who doesn’t believe anymore

      10. Gregg Mcquaid November 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm

        a part two would be awesome even more if m keaton plays beetlejuice

      11. Kesha Chapin November 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

        Alana Baggs I can’t wait. Lol

      12. Tom Timmer November 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

        I’m just glad they are bringing back some of the original people from the first one, and gratefull they aren’t doing a retarded remake, so she could be anything, and I wouldn’t mind..

      13. Alana Baggs November 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm

        Kesha Chapin we are so there Lmfao

      14. Matthew Robert Mowbray Lear November 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        Just bring back Keaton. That’s all you need.

      15. Cody Parton November 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

        No wrong lydia shes too old.michael keaton is still perfect.but winona ryder is too old.new girl please.

      16. Mandra Drouin November 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        A few run ins with law, stints in rehab, a little CBT therapy, living happily in isolation of Hollywood yuppies…sounds like she is probably right where Lydia would be…People strange and unusual – run the same paths usually. LOL

      17. Gabriel Gonzalez November 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm


      18. Joe Minicilli November 19, 2013 at 9:38 pm

        Spock’s mom.

      19. James L. DePeal November 19, 2013 at 10:08 pm

        Friends with beetlejuice like in the cartoon, right?

      20. Marvin Darnelle Davis November 19, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        More than likely shes gonna be where the deets were,married and she might have kids of her own and dies lol,beetleguise may take his revenge out on them lol

      21. Brian Griffin November 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

        maybe she’s dead

      22. Daniel Ray Bunn November 20, 2013 at 12:26 am


      23. Justin Evans November 20, 2013 at 1:05 am

        Paranormal investigator

      24. James Daniel Massey November 20, 2013 at 1:12 am

        She was a photographer.

      25. Ichabod Crane November 20, 2013 at 3:37 am

        Bringing Burton and Keaton back is all the sequel really needs. But bringing Winona Ryder back sure would be a nice bonus!

      26. Tony Martinez Jr November 20, 2013 at 6:12 am


      27. Matthew Klapmeyer November 22, 2013 at 12:05 am

        About time