Beetlejuice 2: Willem Dafoe in the cast of the film, filming is already underway
Just a few hours after the announcement that Monica Bellucci will be in the cast of Beetlejuice 2 as the wife of the film’s titular sprite, a new actor has now been announced as part of the cast. It’s about Willem Dafoe which, according to the The Hollywood Reporter, will play a character existing in the afterlife as a law enforcement officer. It remains to be seen if it will be a cameo or a more significant part within the story. Dafoe thus joins a rich cast which in addition to Bellucci also includes Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux and the actors from the original 1988 film Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder And Catherine O’Hara.
Beetlejuice 2we recall, was recently announced with a release date at September 6, 2024based on a screenplay by Alfred Gough And Miles Millarcreators of Wednesday. You will be directing the film Tim Burtonformer director of Beetlejuice – Piggy Sprite, While Danny Elfman he takes care of the soundtrack again. As for the plot, there are currently no details about it. However, it is reported that filming would have officially begun, therefore it should not be long before more updates on this awaited project can be received.
Beetlejuice 2a long-awaited sequel
The original Beetlejuice, which focused on the ghostly title character who is taken on by two other disgruntled ghosts of the family who have taken over their house, was known to be a big hit, also spawning a stage play and an animated series, but fans have been waiting decades for a canonical sequel to be made. Initially there were plans to develop a sequel that was supposed to be titled Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. However, the project took a back seat when Burton became interested in other scripts. Set aside, it was only in 2011 that there was talk of a sequel to Beetlejuice.
He then worked on rewriting the script Seth Grahame-Smithformerly a writer for Burton’s Dark Shadows. Although Keaton and Ryder have said they were willing to reprise their roles, Burton has repeatedly declared that he is not convinced of the project and this has led to constant delays. However, in 2022 Burton offered positive updates on the sequel, hinting that time for Beetlejuice 2 he was approaching, saying: “I’m working on ideas and stuff, but it’s all very early. We’ll see how it goes. How is that for an unanswered answer“. Finally, in April 2023, the film was officially announced.