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Beetlejuice Beetlejuice: The Ghost with the Most is Back!

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Fans of the ghostly trickster can rejoice as Tim Burton and Michael Keaton reunite to bring us the highly anticipated sequel, Beetlejuice Beetlejuice. This new chapter promises to blend the bizarre and the humorous in ways only Burton can deliver, with a stellar cast and a storyline that harkens back to the macabre charm of the 1988 original.

Who will star in the new Beetlejuice?

Michael Keaton slips back into his iconic role as Beetlejuice, the ghost with the most, joined once again by Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz and Catherine O’Hara as Delia Deetz. The film also introduces new faces like Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Arthur Conti, Jenna Ortega, and Willem Dafoe, ensuring a fresh yet familiar dive into the eerie world of the afterlife.

michael keaton returns as beetljuice
(Credit: Warner Bros)

What is the new Beetlejuice about?

In Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the Deetz family is thrust back into the supernatural spotlight after a family tragedy brings them home to Winter River. Lydia’s daughter, Astrid, stumbles upon the enigmatic model town in the attic, accidentally opening a portal to the afterlife. As chaos ensues in both realms, it’s only a matter of time before Michael Keaton’s iconic character returns to wreak havoc with his unique brand of mayhem.

Winona Ryder returns to Beetlejuice sequel
Winona Ryder returns to her iconic role. (Credit: Warner Bros)

Why is Beetlejuice called Betelgeuse? And what was his job before he died?

Before his untimely demise, Michael Keaton’s character was known as Betelgeuse, a human with a shady past who worked as a bio-exorcist. His job involved scaring the living away from haunted houses, a perfect role for someone with his devious disposition. The name “Betelgeuse” is a play on the star Betelgeuse in the Orion constellation, aligning with Burton’s penchant for blending the mundane with the otherworldly.

Why can’t Beetlejuice say his name?

One of the most memorable aspects of Beetlejuice’s character is the rule that prevents him from saying his own name. This magical restriction adds a layer of complexity to his antics, requiring others to summon him by saying his name three times. It’s a clever plot device that keeps the ghost’s chaotic energy in check—until, inevitably, someone unwittingly unleashes him.

Jenna Ortega in new Beetlejuice movie alongside michael keaton
The new movie is set to premiere in September 2024 (Credit: Warner Bros)

Where to watch Beetlejuice Beetlejuice 

Mark your calendars for September 5, 2024, when the Beetlejuice sequel hits cinemas and IMAX nationwide. Get ready for a wild ride with the ghostly trickster as he returns to the big screen in a film that’s sure to be as delightfully strange and entertaining as the original.

In the meantime, stream the original film  on  Disney Plus  from $13.99/mth. Subscribe Now.

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