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Beetlejuice 2 gets release date and confirmation of Jenna Ortega role

May 10th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Man, this is moving fast!

Back in March I reported that a Beetlejuice sequel was moving forward (here) and since then, we have learned that Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega is onboard, Micheal Keaton is back as the titular ghost with the most and then Danny Elfman confirmed that he’s back on scoring duties and, honestly, I’m very excited for this.

Now, on top of all that, we now have new details that make it even more exciting.

Danny Elfman back to score Beetlejuice sequel

The sequel is set for September 6th, 2024 – maybe hold it back for Halloween, guys! – and that’s 36 years after the original movie.

It also seems that my guess at Ortega being the daughter of Wynona Ryders’s Lydia Deetz from the first movie has been confirmed and yes, Ryder is back too!

Justin Theroux is also on board in a so far mysterious role.

I’ve been a Beetlejuice fan ever since I saw it as a kid when it hit home video and it’s now a big favourite in my house with my daughter counting it among her favourite movies, so this is going to be a very, very highly anticipated release in this – and I’m sure millions of others – house.

See you all next Halloween, guys!

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Jenna Ortega eyes starring role in long-awaited Beetlejuice sequel

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….