Jenna Ortega, Winona Ryder & Michael Keaton to Film Beetlejuice 2 in May

Jenna Ortega, Winona Ryder & Michael Keaton to Film Beetlejuice 2 in May

Fans of the cult classic film “Beetlejuice” have been eagerly awaiting news of a sequel for years. Finally, the time has come, and it’s official: “Beetlejuice 2” is set to begin filming in late May of 2023. With a star-studded cast and a talented crew, fans are excited to see what this highly anticipated sequel will bring.

New and Old Stars Return to Beetlejuice 2

VLAD CIOPLEA/NETFLIX | © 2022 Netflix, Inc.

The casting of Jenna Ortega in “Beetlejuice 2” has been particularly exciting for horror fans. Ortega has made a name for herself as a scream queen in recent years, with standout performances in the horror-comedy “Scream” series and the Netflix slasher film “The Babysitter: Killer Queen.” Her involvement in “Beetlejuice 2” suggests that the sequel will have plenty of scares, as well as laughs.

Meanwhile, Winona Ryder‘s return to the role of Lydia Deetz is sure to delight fans of the original film. Ryder has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to her role as Joyce Byers in the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” Ryder’s status as a beloved ’90s icon has only grown over the years, and her return to the world of “Beetlejuice” is sure to be a nostalgic trip down memory lane for many viewers.

Finally, Michael Keaton‘s return to the role of Beetlejuice is a major draw for fans of the original film. Keaton has enjoyed a career resurgence in recent years, thanks in part to his memorable turn as Vulture in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” He will also reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming film “The Flash,” which is set to be released in 2023. Keaton’s recent success, combined with his iconic portrayal of Beetlejuice, makes his return to the role all the more exciting for fans.

Overall, the cast of “Beetlejuice 2” represents a mix of beloved veterans and up-and-coming stars. Their diverse backgrounds and experience in different genres suggest that the sequel will have something for everyone, from horror fans to comedy aficionados. Fans will no doubt be counting down the days until they can see the cast in action and experience the world of “Beetlejuice” once again.

A Talented Crew

Still of Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice
Warner Bros. © 1988

“Beetlejuice 2” will be produced by a team of industry veterans, including Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg, Aaron Schmidt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner. Grahame-Smith and Katzenberg previously worked together on the 2019 horror film “It: Chapter Two,” while Schmidt produced the hit Netflix series “The Witcher.” Gardner and Kleiner, who are known for their work on “12 Years a Slave” and “The Big Short,” respectively, will bring their expertise in producing critically acclaimed films to the project.

The film will be written by Mike Vukadinovich, who is known for his work on the Hulu series “The Runaways” and the upcoming film “The Starling.” Vukadinovich’s previous work indicates that he is skilled at balancing humor and drama, which will be essential in capturing the tone of the original “Beetlejuice.

Finally, the film will be directed by none other than Tim Burton, who directed the original “Beetlejuice” in 1988. Burton is known for his unique visual style and his ability to create fantastical worlds on screen. Fans are excited to see how he will revisit the world of “Beetlejuice” and bring his signature style to the sequel.

Filming in London

Still of Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Jack Angel and Tony Cox in Beetlejuice
Warner Bros. © 1988

“Beetlejuice 2” will be filmed at the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, a state-of-the-art film and television production facility in Hertfordshire, UK. This is a significant departure from the location of the original “Beetlejuice” film, which was shot in East Corinth, Vermont. The change of location may indicate a shift in the visual style and tone of the sequel.

The use of Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden is a testament to the studio’s commitment to delivering a top-notch film that is sure to captivate audiences around the world. With the impressive production capabilities and skilled crew at this renowned studio, fans can expect “Beetlejuice 2” to be a visually stunning and entertaining film.

Beetlejuice 2 Production Studios

Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden

“Beetlejuice 2” is a highly anticipated project that involves a powerhouse team of production studios. The film is being produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, the entertainment giant that produced the original film in 1988 as well as iconic films such as “The Dark Knight” and “The Matrix.” The movie is being shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, a state-of-the-art film and television production facility located in Hertfordshire, UK.

KatzSmith Productions, the production company founded by “Beetlejuice 2” screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and producer David Katzenberg, is also involved in the project. In addition, Plan B Entertainment, founded by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner, and Tim Burton Productions are also onboard.

The involvement of such experienced and reputable production studios suggests that “Beetlejuice 2” will be a high-quality film that lives up to the expectations of its eager fans.

Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden
Warner Drive, Hertfordshire, Abbots Langley
Leavesden WD25 7LP
PHONE: +44 (0) 20 3427 7777

Katzsmith Productions
8447 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 210
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Plan B Entertainment
846 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Building D2
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tim Burton Productions
8033 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 7500
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Warner Bros. Pictures
4000 Warner Blvd. Bldg 3, 271
Burbank, CA 91522