Beetlejuice 2 Movie Poster Reveals Tim Burton’s Playful Title and Release Date: The moment has arrived! The spirit with the most charm is set to make a return to cinemas. Warner Bros. has revealed the inaugural poster for Tim Burton’s highly anticipated follow-up to “Beetlejuice,” disclosing the film’s official and playful title: “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.” In the 1988 horror-comedy, the character Beetlejuice, portrayed by Michael Keaton, materializes when his name is uttered thrice.
The poster features a set of hands clutching a ticket number, reminiscent of the afterlife waiting room scene in the original film, showcasing the release date for the sequel: September 6, 2024.
“The anticipation is nearly over,” declares the poster.
Burton is set to make a comeback as the director for “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice,” with Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara reprising their roles from the original film. The cast will be enriched by the addition of Jenna Ortega, who reunites with Burton after collaborating on the Netflix hit “Wednesday.” Ortega takes on the role of Lydia Deetz’s daughter, adding a new dimension to the storyline.
Monica Bellucci and Willem Dafoe are also featured in the cast. In a November interview with Variety, Dafoe shared that he will portray a “police officer in the afterlife,” a character with a background as a B-movie action star.
The sequel to “Beetlejuice” finally entered production in 2023 after extensive discussions and a previous unsuccessful attempt at a follow-up titled “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.” Despite doubts from Tim Burton as recently as 2019, the movie eventually materialized, and in the same year, a musical adaptation debuted on Broadway.
The official “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” poster notably reaffirms the film’s release in September 2024, as originally scheduled, despite production disruptions in 2023 due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Burton informed The Independent that only a “day and a half” of filming remained before the strike. Following the resolution of the strike, the director confirmed the completion of filming by November, expressing gratitude to everyone involved on Instagram.
The early September release for “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” positions it within a timeframe where Warner Bros. has previously launched successful box office hits such as 2017’s “It” and 2018’s “The Nun.” According to a recent Fandango survey involving over 8,000 ticket-buyers, the sequel secured the second spot as the most anticipated film of 2024, following Marvel’s “Deadpool 3.
This heightened anticipation aligns with the film’s strategic release date, tapping into the success of Warner Bros.’ previous blockbusters during the same period. The early September slot has proven fruitful for the studio, establishing a favorable track record with notable releases.
In the Fandango survey, “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” clinched the second spot, showcasing its significant buzz among moviegoers. The rankings, with Marvel’s “Deadpool 3” taking the top position, underscore the sequel’s strong appeal within the highly anticipated lineup for 2024.
As the countdown to the release continues, fans and industry watchers alike eagerly await the return of Tim Burton’s iconic creation to the big screen, anticipating a blend of nostalgia and new surprises in the long-awaited sequel.