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Winona Ryder Confirms: ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel Is Officially Happening — Watch

Tue, August 11, 2015 11:02am EDT by 2 Comments

Say it three times, baby! We’ve heard rumors but now, thanks to a confirmation by star Winona Ryder, it’s official: we’re getting a ‘Beetlejuice’ sequel!

Winona Ryder, who starred in the cult classic movie, Beetlejuice, back in 1988, dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Aug. 10, and basically made our dreams come true. She stated officially, after some heavy speculation, that a sequel to the campy classic is in the works– like for real in the works. The confirmation comes on the heels of the film’s director, Tim Burton, and star, Michael Keaton, both hinting at their involvement in a followup project.


“There’s been talk of a Beetlejuice sequel,” host Seth Meyers told Winona when she dropped by to chat, getting right to the point. “Can you confirm or deny it?”

“Um, I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview — like, it was very hush hush, top secret,” Winona told Seth about finally being able to reveal the thrilling sequel. “And then he was doing some press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, ‘Oh yeah we’re doing it and Winona’s going to be in it,’ and I was like…” Winona added, making a face to demonstrate her sheer surprise at the director’s bluntness.

As if Winona wasn’t generous enough in sharing that news, she also revealed that the movie still follows her closely today. Specifically, she told viewers that TSA employees frequently force her to say “Beetljuice” three times, before they allow her to pass through. (For those who don’t recall, in the film, saying that name three times is what summons the problematic spirit.)

The original film, along with Winona and Michael, starred Alec BaldwinCatherine O’hara and Geena Davis, none of whom have been confirmed nor denied for the sequel.

Are you guys stoked that a Beetlejuice sequel is officially happening? Or should we stop constantly reviving perfect works from the past?

— Casey Mink