Beetlejuice 2 is currently in the works and fans of the beloved cult classic are eagerly awaiting its release. The sequel is set to be directed by Tim Burton, who also directed the original film, and will see the return of Michael Keaton as the titular character.
Exciting news for the sequel came in early 2022 when it was announced that Jenna Ortega was in talks to join the cast in a major role. Ortega had previously worked with Burton on the Netflix series Wednesday, and a second season of the show had already been ordered. Ortega has quickly become one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood, and her addition to the Beetlejuice 2 cast has generated significant buzz.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ortega discussed her experience working with Burton on Wednesday and mentioned that it’s been a pretty insane experience getting the opportunity to work with him.
“It’s been quite an insane experience. I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.”
Although details about the plot of Beetlejuice 2 are being kept tightly under wraps, it has been revealed that Ortega is “circling” the role of the daughter of Lydia Deetz, who was played by Winona Ryder in the first film. If Ortega does sign on, she will be playing a significant role in the sequel, and her performance is sure to be a highlight of the film.
As the 35th anniversary of the original film approaches, anticipation for Beetlejuice 2 is at an all-time high. With a talented cast and Tim Burton at the helm, the sequel is sure to be a worthy follow-up to the beloved original. Fans of the first film will be eagerly awaiting any further news about the production, and the addition of Jenna Ortega to the cast has only heightened their excitement.
What are your thoughts on Jenna Ortega potentially joining the cast of Beetlejuice 2 as the daughter of Lydia Deetz? Are you excited for the sequel, and what are your expectations for the film with Tim Burton back in the director’s chair? Leave your comments below.