Michael Keaton in Talks for ‘Beetlejuice 2’!

The actor told screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith he was excited to reprise his role as The Ghost with the Most.

Michael Keaton is excited to return for Beetlejuice 2
Michael Keaton is excited to return for Beetlejuice 2
Back in October, we reported that Beetlejuice 2 won't move forward unless Michael Keaton will return as Beetlejuice. Screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who is co-writing the sequel with David Katzenberg, revealed recently that he recently met with Michael Keaton about Beetlejuice 2. Here's what Seth Grahame-Smith had to say below, although it seems he won't start working on the script after he finishes a few other projects.

"It's a reality in the sense that I met with Michael Keaton last week. We talked for a couple of hours and talked about big picture stuff. It's a priority for Warner Bros. It's a priority for (producer) Tim (Burton). Right now, I am writing an animated movie for Tim based on an idea of mine. Then I adapt Unholy Night [based on the upcoming book]. The third I am hoping is Beetlejuice in terms of writing schedule."

Seth Grahame-Smith also revealed how excited Michael Keaton was about return as the Ghost With the Most.

"He's been wanting to do it for 20 years and he'll talk to anybody about it who will listen. I really told him, I have a huge reverence for Tim and a huge reverence for that film in general. I don't think we should do it if we shit on the legacy. He agrees. So, right now, it remains to be seen, I have a couple of story ideas, but we're very early out."

We also reported last month that Tim Burton is considering directing Beetlejuice 2, but nothing has been made official yet.

Beetlejuice 2 is in development and stars Michael Keaton. The film is directed by Tim Burton.

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  1. Mike Obrien

    michael keatons beetlejuice character is what made the movie as good as it is today.making it a direct sequel where its been 25 years. is the biggest mistake no one wants to see a 40 year old lidia. the younger generation of that time has seen the movie and the cartoon. they will want to see the younger lidia and the b-man as friends.she was just as weird as him.make it a sequel of the cartoon.that cartoon is more famous then the original movie itself do you know how many people will be lined up to see a sequel of the beetlejuice cartoon even if its live action.toss out the idea of the 25 year sequel because its a very bad idea. no matter what director makes it. its going to be just as boring as adraham lincoln; vampire hunter.i think its awesome how if keaton is doing a movie at the time where beetlejuice 2 is starting keaton would drop all movies and jump onto the juice band wagon because he's been wanting to do a sequel of that character for over 20 years he did say it is his favorite.trust me theres more beetlejuice cartoon fans then the original movie.they'ed have to recast almost everyone besides keaton why there to old for the roles even wikipedia said so.

    3 years agoby @Mike-Obrien-42490306Flag

  2. Sean

    @mcleve02 Yes, it would be great for it to get made and hopefully correctly as well.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    @themoviefanatic Oh I definitely have faith, and kinda desperately want this to become a reality! Please get this done, get it done correctly!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  4. Sean

    @mcleve02 As long as Keaton and Burton are involved with it, i think it will be good. Hopefully it will have good script though.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag


    I really hope they can make this work! Keaton will always be Beetlejuice!

    3 years agoby @mcleve02Flag

  6. Sean

    @Luke-Patrick-MacNeil Hopefully it will be directed by Tim Burton.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  7. Luke Patrick MacNeil

    I love beetlejuice it will be awesome to have another one come out, better be directed by tim burton tough.

    3 years agoby @Luke-Patrick-MacNeilFlag

  8. Sean

    I cannot believe its been since 1988 that Beetlejuice came out! I was born in 1987, and started watching Beetlejuice in the early to mid 1990's all the time and i never got tired of it since then :P . I can't wait for the next movie to come out :) . If Beetlejuice ever gets re-released on Blu-ray, i wonder if there will be never before seen deleted scenes or an extended edition of Beetlejuice on Blu-ray.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Sean

    @SherlockHolmes2009 Yes at at least Michael Keaton will be returning to play Beetlejuice.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  10. Junior Roberts

    I think this movie would be kinda cool to do a sequel to. It's not a serious movie at all. Just a good-ole, fun kinda movie that might just happen to scare ya and make you laugh at the same time.

    3 years agoby @junior-robertsFlag

  11. Sean

    @steph-x I hope he does too.

    3 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. WongFu

    I'll watch it

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  13. StephieBaybee

    No Burton, No Keaton, No deal.....Hope Burton says yes!! x

    3 years agoby @steph-xFlag

  14. Stiles

    Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

    3 years agoby @stilesFlag

  15. JasonKat

    There are lots of films that take all of the fun out of it. Like when they come out with sequel/prequels. such as 'AVP (2), dumb & dumber: when harry met floyd. beethoven 3/4/5 (dog movie), non-american pie(s). the lost boys 2, 3, 4..lol, child's play 3, 4, and many others . I think that when the same cast comes back. it keepsd those movies alive, but if they replace the main guy(s)/girl(s), that kills the mood. Like Rwilight may b the worst movie for any guy alive, but at least the same cast came back. same with harry potter.
    Beetlejuice 2 would be a big fail if keaton didnt come back.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  16. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jasonkat Its a classic for me. Although my childhood was raped when they did the horror version. I nearly had a heart attack

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  17. JasonKat

    as long as they dont bring back mr mom. lmfao!

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  18. JasonKat

    OMG i forgot about frosty the snowman, psh, ok we need a sequel to that1, haha jk jk. :p

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @jasonkat Jack Frost was good

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. JasonKat

    Keaton should have came back for batman 3, not kilmer . I dunno why keaton never made good movies other than "batman", his only other film that started good but ended bad was white noise. Then i lost track of his films, wasnt he in that other1 with the rock? i 4got the name, but he wasnt even the lead guy. So yea this guy should have gotten better roles or made better films as a whole., Sure he made lots in the 80s, sum in the 90s, but his only best was batman. batman returns. then POOF!, So Beetlejuice 2 should and will bring big cash into the box office, nobody knows JUST how great of an actor keaton really is or can be. (thats if the director doesnt fuk up this film) which can happen, lol but keaton sure as hell wont b the blame, he RULES

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  21. SherlockHolmes2009

    If its gonna happen then im glad Keatons back to do it

    3 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wonder if they'll use clay models like last time or CGI the whole ghost world

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Fry_3000

    I think the time is right for a sequel, as long as its done right.

    3 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  24. SpaceCowboy

    Beetlejuice does not need a sequel, but if it's gonna happen then Keaton's the man.

    3 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  25. CelluloidDreams

    I guess Michael Keaton needs the rent!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  26. Nicholaus XX

    @ejk1 -- Great point.

    3 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  27. ejk1

    Like the film, don't want a sequel. Sequels that come more than 10 years later are usually substandard. See Godfather 3 and Indy 4 as examples.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  28. JasonKat

    This movie is flat out.."stupid" but in the early days when there was nothing good to see, this was 1 of those movies that actually kept us entertaining. or intrested.
    with keaton coming back. This should b a great thing for the 1st film, because for those who havnt seen it or own it. will buy it for sure, knowing that the main guy is returning. At the sametime. we will get an upscale, to that1 film as well. such as better story, better fx/s, newer but fresh cast. it will be like johnny deep returning as edward scissorhands. with a complete new story/direction/cast.

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  29. The Knight Has Risen

    Loveedd this movie! Mmm!

    3 years agoby @thehost91Flag

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