“Beetlejuice 2” No Longer In Development?

Michael Keaton’s schedule in the near future is quite busy. He’s already filmed but will have to do promotional work for “The Founder,” he’s currently starring as a villain in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” and will next shoot an adaptation of Vince Flynn’s bestselling novel series “American Assassin”.

However there’s one role, one of his most iconic, that there have been rumors of him returning to for years – that of the title character in 1988’s comedy “Beetlejuice”. The project has long been in development, but seemed to pick up steam with those involved dropping interesting quotes late last year suggesting something is happening.

Well not much actually is it would seem. Keaton was asked by Variety this week if he’s heard anything about it to which he responded:

“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. 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.”

“The Founder” is due out around year’s end, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opens next Summer.

Source: Variety