Michael Keaton, who starred as the creepy character, Betelgeuse in Tim Burton’s 1988 comedy, Beetlejuice, has revealed that he doesn’t think a sequel will get made.
Keaton told Variety when asked if there was any news of a sequel:
“No. Zero. You always hear things, that this is happening, and people seem to know more about it than I do. It’s possible that ship has sailed.”
It’s possible that ship has sailed.
Keaton went onto say that a follow-up film would have to be as good as the first:
“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.”
Burton made similar comments earlier this year:
“It’s something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances, but it’s one of those films where it has to be right. It’s not a kind of a movie that cries out [for a sequel]; it’s not the Beetlejuice trilogy.”
It’s one of those films where it has to be right.
You can next see Keaton in The Founder, which tells the story of McDonald’s man, Ray Kroc. Check out the trailer below: