The ever elusive Beetlejuice sequel continues to make the rounds, never seemingly getting anywhere but never leaving fans minds.
Now Lydia Deetz actress Winona Ryder has weighed in on where the project stands now (via Collider), and unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be moving particularly fast, but the actress is still interested in doing it if all the right people are back for it.
“I don’t really know what’s going on with that. Obviously, it was an iconic film. The only way it could really ever be done is with Tim [Burton] and Michael [Keaton]. I don’t know. There’s something that really resonates with all ages, with that film. It’s interesting. I think it would be great if it happened, if it was the right circumstances. Gosh, you know you’re getting older when they’re making TV shows, sequels or plays for things that you did. It’s very flattering and very humbling, indeed. I heard they were making another Little Women. Mine was the fifth one, so that’s kudos to Louisa May Alcott. It’s just very flattering.”
Tim Burton also commented on the project back in May, saying "The fact of it is I have talked to Michael [Keaton] and I have talked to Winona [Rider]; I've talked to a few people. 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. So it's something that if the elements are right, because I do love the character and Michael's amazing as that character, so yeah, we'll see. But there's nothing concrete yet."
For fans, it's good news it isn't cancelled or not happening, it just doesn't seem to be a priority for Burton, Ryder, or Keaton. Hopefully, that changes soon.