Composer and frequent Burton collaborator Danny Elfman talked about the possible 'Beetlejuice' sequel.
It has been more than three decades since 'Beetlejuice' released and now looks like if a sequel movie were to happen Michael Keaton is definitely on board, reported Comicbook.
Keaton has played a number of prolific roles. From the Dark Knight to Mr. Mom, he has played a wide array of roles. Among the horror fans, he is best known as the titular character in Beetlejuice, the horror-comedy by Tim Burton.
For more than half a decade now, fans have been speculating a lot about the possibility of the cult movie getting a sequel, and the good news here is that Micahel Keaton is completely on board with the possibility.
In an interview with JOE, composer and frequent Burton collaborator Danny Elfman talked about the possible return of a second 'Beetlejuice' movie. Even though he admitted that he doesn't know much about the sequel's status, he did say how excited Keaton is about the prospect.
He said, "No, you know, oddly, [Burton] has not mentioned it to me. The last... a year ago, I saw Michael Keaton, and he mentioned 'So, we're doing Beetlejuice 2?', and I said 'Well, you'd know more than I do.' And I've heard nothing about it since. Projects will be in development for quite a long time."
"So I think it is something that has been in development for a few years, but I don't know where it is in that process. I'm always the last one to hear, believe me. Often, I'll hear about whatever movie Tim is doing, it is kinda funny, because he'll call me and he'll say 'Danny, I'm doing such and such a film, would you like to come on board?', and I'll already have read about it in Variety two weeks earlier. So I'm not the first one to hear about things, let me put it that way."
Burton himself, in an interview back in 2016 had said, "Rule number one, do not talk about future [movies] until they are realized. In the past, I have talked about two projects that were then canceled. I love the character... If it has to happen it will happen... Better not to plan too far in advance. We'll see. Do not forget the best movie I've ever done, Superman."
When Keaton was asked about the possible return to his iconic role, he told Variety, "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...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.”