Stop the press and be prepared to get nostalgic, because one of the most beloved cult films of the 80s is getting a sequel.
That’s right, there WILL be a Beetlejuice 2.
Winona Ryder was on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week and confirmed the news that there will be another Beetlejuice film.
“I think I can confirm it,” said the actor, during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero.
It was very hush-hush top secret … but then [Tim Burton] was doing some press for Big Eyes and and he did an on-camera interview and he said ‘Oh yeah, we’re doing it, and Winona’s going to be in it.’ … If he said it, I can say it.”
She’s joining Michael Keaton and Tim Burton in the follow up to the 1988 cult classic, who have already said that the groundwork was being laid for the flick.
Last year in February, Keaton told MTV that he’d spoken to the film’s writer and later in December Burton confirmed that there was indeed a script.
Ryder was just 17 when she played Lydia Deetz, the daughter of a family haunted in their new home by a ghost called Betelgeuse (Keaton), in the 1988 fantasy film, which went on to spawn an animated TV series Burton also directed.
Ryder said she is still stopped by fans in airports and asked to say “Beetlejuice” three times.
That must mean there is something very sort of pure about it in a weird way.”
Check out Ryder’s appearance on Late Night below.