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‘Time for a Beetlejuice sequel has passed’ says Michael Keaton

July 29th, 2016 by Marc Comments


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…

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….