Jenna Ortega joins Winona Ryder in ‘Beetlejuice 2’: What can fans expect?

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Jenna Ortega from Netflix’s Wednesday has become the ideal on-screen goth of Hollywood as she now joins the Beetlejuice film franchise. Tim Burton’s long-awaited sequel, Beetlejuice 2, will feature Jenna Ortega alongside Winona Ryder. Speculation about a Beetlejuice sequel had been circulating for years. The director Tim Burton and stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder expressed different levels of interest in it.

In 2015, it seemed Warner Bros. had given Burton the green light to proceed with the sequel. However, a year later, Burton announced that the project was no longer actively in development. Last year, everything changed when Brad Pitt’s production company, Plan B, came on board, revitalizing the production process. Read to find out more details about Beetlejuice 2. 

What we know so far about the Beetlejuice sequel

After a long wait, the Beetlejuice sequel is finally making progress, and there are some exciting updates in store for fans. Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2 has received official approval, and the original stars, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, are all set to reprise their roles. 

Joining the cast is Jenna Ortega, who will portray the daughter of Winona Ryder’s character, Lydia Deetz. Additionally, Justin Theroux will have a role in the film, although the details remain undisclosed.

Beetlejuice 2 is scheduled for release on September 6, 2024. Filming is set to begin in London on May 10. The film is based on a script written by Wednesday creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

The sequel does not seem likely to pick up from where things left, given the massive 35-year gap between the two films. Instead, it might follow the footsteps of Top Gun: Maverick and fast-forward the narrative to the characters’ present lives.

Why is the Beetlejuice franchise still popular?

The original Beetlejuice movie featured other actors such as Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, and Catherine O’Hara. With a budget of just $15 million, the film managed to gross $80 million. Beetlejuice has remained popular in pop culture, leading to a musical and animated series.

The 1988 movie became a huge success and boosted Michael Keaton’s popularity. Keaton and Burton would later collaborate again on the 1989 Batman. Beetlejuice was both critically acclaimed and a commercial hit

  • It even inspired a stage musical that received a Tony nomination. The musical ran for four years but was interrupted by the pandemic and eventually closed on Broadway in January.

Social media reactions to Jenna Ortega in Beetlejuice 2

When it was announced that Jenna Ortega would join Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice 2, Twitter users responded enthusiastically. It’s no surprise, considering Ortega’s rise to A-list fame playing Wednesday Addams in Tim Burton’s Netflix series, Wednesday. 

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Twitter reacts to Jenna Ortega in Beetlejuice 2

Thanks to her connection to Tim Burton and her newfound goth icon status, Jenna Ortega’s casting in Beetlejuice 2 is a natural fit. Apart from this, Ortega will reprise her role in Wednesday Season 2. She has also recently been cast in a new movie alongside The Weeknd.

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