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Willem Dafoe to play a dead police officer in the ‘80s classic sequel Beetlejuice 2

Tim Burton’s classic film Beetlejuice has been renewed for a sequel, where Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder and Willem Dafoe have been roped in for some exciting roles

Willem Dafoe to play a dead police officer in the ‘80s classic sequel Beetlejuice 2

Willem Dafoe in Beetlejuice 2

Last Updated: 04.30 AM, Nov 27, 2023


Back in May, Warner Bros. announced that they renewed Beetlejuice 2, and also revealed that it will be released on September 6, 2024. The first part was released in 1988, and now after a long three decades, the sequel will again be directed by Tim Burton.

Beetlejuice story

The first part showed after Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O'Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose help quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia.

Beetlejuice 2 star-cast

Apart from the star cast such as – Michael Keaton, Willem Dafoe, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Jenna Ortega, and Justin Theroux, not much about the film has been revealed yet. The interesting part is, Beetlejuice 2 will supposedly open against Marvel’s Blade in 2024. Beetlejuice has an inspired animated TV show as well, which was released in 1989, and Alyson Court lent her voice for Lydia Deetz and Steven Ouimette for Beetlejuice.

What is Willem Dafoe's role?

Now after seven months of the announcement, Willem Dafoe has finally opened up and talked about his role with Variety. The Spider-Man actor shared, “I haven’t seen any footage yet, but it was fun to do. I play a police officer in the afterlife, so I’m a dead person. And in life I was a B-movie action star, but I had an accident and that’s what sent me to the other side.”

Michael Keaton's excitment

Back in June, Michael Keaton also showed his huge excitement for getting back with the Beetlejuice team. “Beetlejuice is the most f*kin’ fun you can have working.” He told Empire Magazine, “It’s so fun, it’s so great. And you know what it is? We’re doing it exactly like we did the first movie. There’s a woman in the great waiting room for the afterlife literally with a fishing line. I want people to know this because I love it, tugging on the tail of a cat to make it move.”

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