Over the past few years, rumors and conflicting information have surfaced about the sequel for 1988’s beloved film Beetlejuice. While some cast members say the film is moving forward others say it’s at a standstill. The film’s leading lady, Winona Ryder confirmed that a sequel was in the works back in 2015 during a visit to Late Night With Seth Myers, but now Beetlejuice himself, Michael Keaton says that is not the case.
In a recent interview with Variety Keaton was asked if he knew anything about the rumored sequel to Beetlejuice. He responded by saying, “No. Zero. You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do.”
He went on to say, “…It’s possible that ship has sailed. The only way to do it is to do it right, So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone.”
He also made a statement about something that makes a lot of sense to horror fans who are sick and tired of needless reboots, remakes, prequels and sequels. “There are certain movies that are like Indian burial grounds. You never ride over them. Bad shit happens if you cross that. You don’t touch certain things. They are sacred.”
It sounds like, at least for now, that we won’t be seeing Keaton reprise his role as “The Ghost with the Most”. It is sad that move is not happening, but I have to agree with him, unless it’s done right, with all the right people involved, it’s better left-alone. But, who knows, it could still happen at some point.