Despite all the talk and rumours over the last few years about the sequel to Beetlejuice, it looks like it’s not happening at all, at least so says the ghost with the most himself, Michael Keaton.
He’s getting ready to play Vulture in the upcoming Spider-man: Homecoming ( “I know so little about the entire culture; honestly it’s a little embarrassing. You’d think that even by osmosis I would know more about it.”) the actor admits he turns to a friend’s children to get the info on the character: “They fill me in on the backstory of my character and all the other characters. So when I have questions, I call them.”
But one movie that everyone keeps asking him about is Beetlejuice 2 and, sadly, the actor doesn’t believe it’s likely to happen at this stage: “You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do. it’s possible that ship has sailed.”
“The only way to do it is to do it right. So much of it was improvised and so much was beautifully handmade by the artist that is Tim Burton. If you can’t get close to that, you leave it alone.”
He adds: “There are certain movies that are like Indian burial grounds. You never ride over them. Bad s— happens if you cross that. You don’t touch certain things. They are sacred.”
We agree Michael, completely. Though it would have been nice to see what Beetlejuice and co were up to all those years later. We’ll just wait for the inevitable reboot…