Winona Ryder Confirms a 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Is Happening | NBC New York

Winona Ryder Confirms a 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Is Happening

First it was Tim Burton and Michael Keaton, and now it's Winona Ryder. And any true "Beetlejuice" fan knows what happens when you say the name three times.

We're officially getting a "Beetlejuice" sequel.

Ryder makes three in the movie's confirmation, which she gave to NBC's "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Monday. "I think I can confirm it, because Tim Burton did this interview–like, it was very hush hush, top secret...and then he was doing some press for 'Big Eyes' and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah we're doing it and Winona's going to be in it,' and I was like [shocked face]."

Both Burton and Keaton confirmed a follow-up to the 1988 film last year at separate events. The "Birdman" star previously told MTV News that he would sign back on to reprise his bio-exorcist role, but if, and only if, Burton directed the sequel.

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"I've e-mailed Tim a couple of times," he said. "Talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another."

Thankfully, Burton had no problem agreeing to that. While promoting "Big Eyes," Burton said he would be more than willing to take on the project, but only if Keaton would do it. 

"There's only one 'Beetlejuice,' and that's Michael," he said. "There is a script, and I would love to work with him again. I think there is now a better chance than ever... I miss that character. There's something that's cathartic and amazing about it. I think it's closer than ever."

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