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‘Beetlejuice 2’: Willem Dafoe Teases Details About His Part in the Belated Sequel

‘Beetlejuice 2’: Willem Dafoe Teases Details About His Part in the Belated Sequel

It seems like Willem Dafoe’s character in Beetlejuice 2 will add an interesting twist to the upcoming sequel.

Dafoe will be playing an “undead action star turned detective” who had an accident on the set of a film. With Tim Burton at the helm, the cast includes Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara reprising their roles. Fans of the original Beetlejuice will likely be excited to see how this sequel unfolds.

In a recent interview with Variety, Dafoe shared even more details about his role in Beetlejuice 2.

“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.”

Details About Upcoming ‘Beetlejuice 2’ Film Are Still Limited

The first Beetlejuice film, released in 1988, became a cult classic over time. It’s beloved for its unique blend of dark humor and supernatural elements. The sequel seems to want to maintain the essence of the original while introducing new characters played by Jenna Ortega and Justin Theroux — adding fresh dynamics to the story.

Jenna Ortega, known for her role in Netflix’s Wednesday, is taking on the role of Lydia’s (Winona Ryder) daughter. This should add a fun and interesting generational aspect to the film. Justin Theroux will also be starring in an undisclosed role. There’s still tons of mystery surrounding the characters — new and old — and their interactions in the afterlife.

Fans of the original film will likely be excited to see how the sequel builds on the established universe and how these new characters fit into the Beetlejuice storyline. Tim Burton’s unique directorial style and the returning cast members should contribute to the film’s nostalgic charm and potentially introduce new elements that resonate with both longtime fans and new audiences.