Warner Bros has announced the release date of Beetlejuice 2. The movie is set to release on 6th September 2024. Beetlejuice 2 is the sequel to the horror comedy Beetlejuice released in 1988. The film’s plot is said to be based on the prequel, in which a recently deceased couple hires Beetlejuice to help haunt their house to evacuate the new visitors in the house. It would be exciting as the film returns to screens after 36 years with the same directors and actors in the team. Continue reading ahead to catch full details of Beetlejuice 2 cast, plot, release date, filming, trailer, and everything in between here.
Who is in Beetlejuice 2 Cast?
Some of the familiar faces from the prequel will be returning on board. The cast includes Michael Keaton, who will be back as Betelgeuse (the Beetlejuice), Stranger Things fame Winona Ryder will be seen as Lydia Deetz, Catherine O’Hara will again be portraying the character of Delia Deetz, Wednesday fame Jenna Ortega will be playing Lydia Deetz’s daughter, Monica Bellucci as Betelgeuse’s wife, Justin Theroux, and Willem Dafoe are also in the star cast of the film.
Do we have Beetlejuice 2 trailer yet? What is the Release Date?
As of now, the trailer has not been released by the makers. Although, fans are requested to mark 6th September 2024 as the release date of Beetlejuice 2, so hopefully the trailer for Beetlejuice may air in late 2023 or early 2024.
When did the Filming and Production of Beetlejuice 2 Begin?
The initial talks about the sequel were rumored soon after the release of Beetlejuice (1988). However, the final decision to make the sequel got finalized in February 2022, with Brad Pitt’s studio Plan B Entertainment and Tim Burton Productions, with Warner Bros as distributors. Later the shoot was delayed; the latest updates state that filming is taking place around Princess Helena College in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England.
How Exciting is the Story of Beetlejuice (1988)?
Beetlejuice (1988) was a big hit at that time, collecting US$ 74.7 million from a budget of US$ 15 million. We will have to wait a little longer to witness Beetlejuice 2 in theatres, till then we will catch you up with the story of Beetlejuice (1988) so far.
Adam (Alec Baldwin) and Barbara (Geena Davis) are a young couple who live in an old-fashioned house on top of a hill. While planning to leave for vacation, they experience a stroke of death and turn into ghosts in their house and deal with this unusual and unexpected situation. Despite this, the duo passes a surprising reaction to the situation embracing the change of being a specter and living happily in their home.
But their happiness is soon challenged as a new family comes to live in their house. This family consists of a father (Jaffrey Jones), who is very much relaxed and ignorant, a neurotic artist stepmother Delia (Catherine O’Hara), and their grieving Goth daughter Lydia (Ryder).
Adam and Barbara aren’t with these changes and go hell-bent on making this new family leave their beloved home. In order to do so, they appoint Beetlejuice, a self-proclaimed “bio-exorcist” who exorcises humans rather than demons. He is charismatic but deceitful and has underlying motives of his own.
As a result, Adam and Barbara decide to scare away the family on their own, which is tricky, as they are invisible to everyone except Lydia. Now, how the story takes turns is an experience that ought to be gained by watching the film itself.
I bet you are hooked on this plot now, you may be enjoying reading it here, but it is so much fun watching the movie itself. The wait for the sequel will feel much longer after watching the film’s first installment. If you want to catch the prequel, it is available to stream on HBO Max or can be rented or bought from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Vudu, and Google Play platforms.
Beetlejuice 2: What’s New in the Sequel
Director Tim Burton, who is a renowned name in the industry, directed several TV shows and films; Tim gained his name after the release of Beetlejuice (1988), and his return to the director’s chair elevated people’s expectations of the movie.
Another exciting update about the film is the appearance of Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega who reunites after their Netflix series Wednesday; along with her, the writers of Wednesday, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, are also joining the team. The prequel was a blast and a blend of fantasy, comedy, and drama; it left the audience with a satisfying end, but now that the sequel is announced, it would be interesting to know what happens when Beetlejuice returns and how both the ghost and human family deal with it. Who will come to rescue the family, and what character is Justin Theroux playing in the film? All these questions will be answered on 6th September 2024. Save the date, folks!
FAQs about Beetlejuice
- Is Beetlejuice a mystery thriller?
Yes!! Beetlejuice has drama, fantasy, horror, and comedy, and the backstory of the ghost family and Beetlejuice himself makes this film a mystery thriller.
- What happens if Lydia says Beetlejuice 3 times?
In the prequel, if someone says “Beetlejuice” thrice, it is taken as a signal of how much he is wanted and acts like some sort of a “contract”. So once he appears, you cannot run away from him, and you can’t raise the defense that you summoned him by accident.
- Why does Lydia marry Beetlejuice?
Beetlejuice, in order to marry Lydia, exorcises Barbara and forces her to marry him. To save everyone from Beetlejuice, Lydia agrees to marry Beetlejuice, then how things take turns is disclosed in the movie.
- Will Johnny Depp be seen in Beetlejuice 2 movie?
Unfortunately, NO!! Johnny Depp won’t be joining the cast of Beetlejuice 2.