The 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Is Really, Definitely Happening

Winona Ryder confirms news of Michael Keaton's return as the obnoxious ghost. Perf.

It turns out Michael Keaton and Tim Burton weren't just leading us on: After the actor and director admitted that making a Beetlejuice sequel is just a matter of finding time to work together, original costar Winona Ryder confirmed last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers that it's in the works. Though it doesn't sound like she knows much, she said, "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 press for Big Eyes and he did an on-camera interview and he said, 'Oh yeah, we're doing it and Winona's gonna be in it.'" We're pretty sure she means this MTV interview in which Burton talked about the plans and says he misses the character. So yeah: More Beetlejuice, and Keaton, Burton, and Ryder will all be involved.

Ryder also revealed that at airports, TSA agents force her to say "Beetlejuice" three times before letting her through. "It's obviously better than getting strip-searched or tasered." Thank you, TSA. You're doing important work.

Paul Schrodt

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