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Michael Keaton says if Tim Burton's "in" for Beetlejuice 2 then so is he

Feb. 14, 2014by:

There's been a lot of back and forth on a BEETLEJUICE sequel with reports coming in last year that original director Tim Burton and original star Michael Keaton were "in talks" to reprise their respective roles for a sequel to the 1988 hit. However, since then we haven't heard or seen much movement on the follow-up, despite a quick nibble from Winona Ryder. However, we can keep the afterlife alive, as Keaton sat down with MTV while doing the press round for ROBOCOP and dropped some info on the proposed sequel and it's sounding good. The gist is below, but you can see his entire response (including his thoughts on the 25th Anniversary of the 1989 BATMAN) in the embed.

"Now it looks like he is involved. And without giving too much away we've talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he's in, it's going to be hard not to be in."

As a huge fan of the original BEETLEJUICE I'm completely on board for a sequel, but ONLY if it's got Burton and Keaton. We don't necessarily need Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis back (although I'd be perfectly happy to have them return), but it would be cool to see Winona Ryder's Lydia in a key role. Screenwriters Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg have worked on the script for the sequel, but no details have been divilged. More than anything, I just want to see Keaton cut loose as the titular character again. In my opinion, it's one of his all time best roles.

BEETLEJUICE 2 is currently in development. You can catch Keaton in ROBOCOP, which is now playing in theaters. Tim Burton's next film is BIG EYES with Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Amy Adams, and Krysten Ritter.

Source: MTV News

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3:48AM on 02/16/2014
Holy crap this would be sooo awesome if it indeed happens! He did say that he wanted Tim Burton to be involved in some way, but he didn't say Tim had to direct it for him to be in. Tim wouldn't have to necessarily direct it but just produce or something. Whether he directs it or just produces I'm in!
Holy crap this would be sooo awesome if it indeed happens! He did say that he wanted Tim Burton to be involved in some way, but he didn't say Tim had to direct it for him to be in. Tim wouldn't have to necessarily direct it but just produce or something. Whether he directs it or just produces I'm in!
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7:21PM on 02/14/2014
Pacific Heights, if you haven't seen it, watch it. This is one of the most talented actors out there! He can be liked even when he's a complete psychopath, I'll watch anything he's in.
Pacific Heights, if you haven't seen it, watch it. This is one of the most talented actors out there! He can be liked even when he's a complete psychopath, I'll watch anything he's in.
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4:49AM on 02/15/2014
If you like Keaton's villainous role in Pacific Heights, check out "Desperate Measures" starring Keaton and Andy Garcia. Keaton was quite a menace in that movie.
If you like Keaton's villainous role in Pacific Heights, check out "Desperate Measures" starring Keaton and Andy Garcia. Keaton was quite a menace in that movie.
7:14PM on 02/14/2014

I'd LOVE to see all of them back

BUT...
If Ryder's character could have aged and, so, could be back
If Keaton is under heavy prosthetics (and is... well...the TITTLE CHARACTER), so, he HAVE to be back
BUT Baldwin and Davis are supposed to be ghosts, therefore unable to aged, so they can't come back, unfortunately !
BUT...
If Ryder's character could have aged and, so, could be back
If Keaton is under heavy prosthetics (and is... well...the TITTLE CHARACTER), so, he HAVE to be back
BUT Baldwin and Davis are supposed to be ghosts, therefore unable to aged, so they can't come back, unfortunately !
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12:36AM on 02/15/2014
What I've been saying all along.
What I've been saying all along.
1:43PM on 02/16/2014
I think the best way to bring them back would be as a strict cameo with them ending up as exorcised ghosts. That way CGI can be used and only a voice over is necessary.
I think the best way to bring them back would be as a strict cameo with them ending up as exorcised ghosts. That way CGI can be used and only a voice over is necessary.
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4:43PM on 02/14/2014

Hmm

Seeing that almost all of us are on board, I feel like this may actually be a bad idea. Most of these sequels after the fact suck ass when we have zero expectations. This? This could be catastrophic.

That said, fuck it. Let's do this.
Seeing that almost all of us are on board, I feel like this may actually be a bad idea. Most of these sequels after the fact suck ass when we have zero expectations. This? This could be catastrophic.

That said, fuck it. Let's do this.
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3:38PM on 02/14/2014
I'm usually not a fan of these long term sequels just trying to grab some money by selling an already known name (here's looking at you Boondock Saints 2). However, Tim Burton hasnt done anything that has impressed me since Big Fish, and I would love for Michael Keaton to have a comeback a la Kevin Costner or Alec Baldwin and this could be the movie to do it if his heart is in it. Not to mention that the first is a very rewatchable modern classic. The only thing that I would hope, is that
I'm usually not a fan of these long term sequels just trying to grab some money by selling an already known name (here's looking at you Boondock Saints 2). However, Tim Burton hasnt done anything that has impressed me since Big Fish, and I would love for Michael Keaton to have a comeback a la Kevin Costner or Alec Baldwin and this could be the movie to do it if his heart is in it. Not to mention that the first is a very rewatchable modern classic. The only thing that I would hope, is that they bring back some of the older special effects techniques and stay away from the CGI.
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1:33PM on 02/14/2014

I love pizza, Steve

I would love for Mr. Keaton to revise his role at Beatlejuice, but only if he can bring the same energy that he did in the original. As for Burton I was once a huge Burton fan but as of late I have not been fond of his work personally. Of his latest work the only thing I have cared for is Corpse Bride.

"Hey Hermono..."
I would love for Mr. Keaton to revise his role at Beatlejuice, but only if he can bring the same energy that he did in the original. As for Burton I was once a huge Burton fan but as of late I have not been fond of his work personally. Of his latest work the only thing I have cared for is Corpse Bride.

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2:41PM on 02/14/2014
Come on up Steve, we're spittin on bugs
Come on up Steve, we're spittin on bugs
1:27PM on 02/14/2014

Look, we even shop at the same store!

Bring everyone back for that matter... the movie still holds up to today and its definitely a sequel everyone would welcome.
Bring everyone back for that matter... the movie still holds up to today and its definitely a sequel everyone would welcome.
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1:26PM on 02/14/2014
This is a sequel that needs to happen. Would love to see BOTH Burton and Keaton come back for this and to deliver us a sequel that us Beetlejuice fans deserve.

Also, while watching Robocop I realized how much I missed seeing Michael Keaton on the big screen. The guy can still bring it with the best of them and should be in more high profile films.
This is a sequel that needs to happen. Would love to see BOTH Burton and Keaton come back for this and to deliver us a sequel that us Beetlejuice fans deserve.

Also, while watching Robocop I realized how much I missed seeing Michael Keaton on the big screen. The guy can still bring it with the best of them and should be in more high profile films.
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2:43PM on 02/14/2014
I for one would love to see him take the role of Jim Gordon in the new Batman films, or maybe as Black Mask or a villain like that
I for one would love to see him take the role of Jim Gordon in the new Batman films, or maybe as Black Mask or a villain like that
4:04PM on 02/14/2014
That would be pretty amazing to see him take the role of Gordon or a Batman villain. He would do a terrific job since he is already familiar with the Batman universe.
That would be pretty amazing to see him take the role of Gordon or a Batman villain. He would do a terrific job since he is already familiar with the Batman universe.
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1:26PM on 02/14/2014

Bring back Ryder

This is one sequel I'm game for only under the condition that Burton doesn't get lost in the CGI craze.
This is one sequel I'm game for only under the condition that Burton doesn't get lost in the CGI craze.
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1:25PM on 02/14/2014
Beetlejuice was one of the defining movies of my childhood and represented Tim Burton at his most creative. Michael Keaton is a goddamn national treasure and if they can make this happen, they gotta do it. I'd be there opening night.
Beetlejuice was one of the defining movies of my childhood and represented Tim Burton at his most creative. Michael Keaton is a goddamn national treasure and if they can make this happen, they gotta do it. I'd be there opening night.
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1:21PM on 02/14/2014

I'd like to see this.

I don't see bringing back Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. They both look too different than they did 25 years ago, plus wouldn't bringing them back mean the setting would have to be then same house as the first movie?
I don't see bringing back Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis. They both look too different than they did 25 years ago, plus wouldn't bringing them back mean the setting would have to be then same house as the first movie?
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1:11PM on 02/14/2014
Bring it on. The Beetlejuice universe is so rich there are many possible directions for a sequel to go. And seeing a what a middle aged Lydia Dietz is up to would be interesting...
Bring it on. The Beetlejuice universe is so rich there are many possible directions for a sequel to go. And seeing a what a middle aged Lydia Dietz is up to would be interesting...
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