My mind says no, but my heart says hell yes. Beetlejuice Sequel!
I loved and still love this movie, it’s got everything a good dark fantasy comedy needs. Death, ghosts, Michael Keaton and sandworms. What is hasn’t got is a sequel, and up until this point I say thank you Tim Burton. So when I read that a sequel is now on the cards, I felt conflicted. I am happy as I would love to see another Beetlejuice movie, but I am also sad because the actual likelihood of it being watchable is quite small. Yes, it’s possible it could come out good, but only as long as they don’t go Hollywood nuts on it and keep it more to the original tone, but the odds are stacked against it.
What it does have going for it is Burton will direct and Ryder is meant to be on on board. What we don’t have is Keaton and no Keaton means no Beetlejuice. Sure, they could make it with someone else but what would be the point. It would be like having another actor playing Chunk in the Goonies sequel (also on the fence for this one) or having someone else play Cameron if there was ever a Ferris Bueller sequel.
If this thing is to happen, Go Keaton or Go Home, look what happened when they replaced him with Val Kilmer in the Third Batman movie.
Lets start the ball rolling #KeatonforBeetlejuice