Jenna Ortega joins Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2: Updates and rumors

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 06: Jenna Ortega attends the world premiere of Paramount's "Scream VI" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 06, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 06: Jenna Ortega attends the world premiere of Paramount's "Scream VI" at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 06, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images) /

The upcoming Beetlejuice 2 movie has been in development for quite some time, with rumors and speculation about the project circulating for years. However, it seems that the long-awaited sequel is now gaining momentum and becoming a reality.

Beetlejuice, one of the most beloved horror-comedy movies of all time, has been the subject of much discussion since the rumors of a sequel began to surface over a decade ago. Tim Burton’s 1988 film follows the story of a recently deceased couple who enlist the help of the mischievous Betelgeuse, played by Michael Keaton, to rid their home of new living inhabitants. Now, after years of anticipation, the sequel to the iconic film is finally taking shape and the internet is buzzing with excitement.

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The upcoming Beetlejuice 2 movie is set to continue the story of Lydia Deetz, the goth teenager played by Winona Ryder in the original film. As reported by our sources, Jenna Ortega, who recently starred in Netflix’s Wednesday series, has been cast in the sequel and will be playing the daughter of Lydia Deetz. This marks a reunion for Ortega and director Tim Burton, who worked together on the Netflix series.

Cast of  Beetlejuice 2

Despite the fact that the project has been in development for over a decade, updates on the film have been few and far between. However, it seems that the sequel is now gaining momentum, with Ortega’s casting being the most recent development. While there is still much speculation about the storyline of the movie, it is expected to feature the return of Michael Keaton as the titular character and Winona Ryder is also rumored to be returning to reprise her role as Lydia Deetz.

Ortega’s acting credits showcase titles under the horror and dark comedy genres, and she is particularly well-known for her roles in movies such as Scream VI and the Netflix original series Wednesday. It was her performance in these films and series that caught Burton’s attention and made him want to work with her again.

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 Beetlejuice 2 updates and rumors

While there are no concrete details about the plot of Beetlejuice 2, rumors suggest that it will focus on the Deetz family once again as they try to navigate life after death. With the addition of Ortega’s character, it is likely that the film will explore the dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship in the afterlife and how the family’s new status as ghosts affects them.

Overall, the confirmation that Jenna Ortega will star in Beetlejuice 2 has generated a great deal of anticipation and excitement among fans of the horror and comedy genres, and it will be interesting to see how Burton brings this beloved franchise back to life in a new and exciting way.

Fans of the original film have been eagerly waiting for news about the project for years and with the recent casting of Jenna Ortega, it seems that the film is finally beginning to take shape. While we still don’t know much about the storyline or release date of the movie, one thing is for sure: we can’t wait to see what Tim Burton has in store for us with this long-awaited sequel.

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