Is someone making Beetlejuice 2? Nope. Normally I’m reticent to run these “actor says he’d like to do a movie which isn’t being made” stories, but this one’s interesting just for the way in which Michael Keaton answered when Moviehole asked him if he’d be interested in doing another Beetlejuice. Not only is he interested, it’s the only thing he’s interested in.
Last month it was Geena Davis who expressed interested in returning to the world of Tim Burton’s ghostly homeowners, and now I suppose it’s Michael Keaton’s turn. Keaton, of course, played the titular Beetlejuice in Tim Burton’s weird (and weirdly successful) 1988 movie of the same name. When asked if he’d be interested in returning to it Keaton said, “Oh I'd do that in a heartbeat.” He then followed that up with a more adamant response. “Absolutely, that's the one thing I'd love to do again.” And just in case anybody out there was hoping for Mr. Mom 2 he said it again. “That's the only one I'd love to do.”
So Multiplicity: Still Clonin’ is definitely out but if anyone ever got around to making another Beetlejuice, you can be sure Keaton would be involved. What happened to Michael Keaton anyway? After decades of mega-stardom he just sort fell off the map about ten years ago and never really came back. He’s done things here and there, and maybe his upcoming role in The Other Guys will give him the renaissance he deserves, but it’s weird the way he vanished from the spotlight. Beetlejuice 2 could be the only thing left that might put him back on the top. Maybe if we say his name three times…
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