Rumour after rumour, false starts, confirmation of filming…..even those sneaky horror fanatics over on the legendary Bloody Disgusting fooled the world on April 1st (THE DATE PEOPLE….CHECK THE DATE……) that Tim Burton of all people had got rid of Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice and replaced him with Johnny Depp.
Thankfully we were one of the sites that did not run that news story but phew….many did and were fooled, but the fact the fans were in anger at the apparent news story, shows how much love there is for a film released in the back end of the 80’s.
So is the long awaited sequel that WILL STAR MICHAEL KEATON, finally coming…..Tim Burton has been talking to Collider and given fans an update:
“This is the thing, it’s something that I’m interested in, but there’s so many stories [online], dumping Michael Keaton for Johnny Depp and this or that, and I’ve talked to these people and they didn’t wanna hear this so they just made up a story. But the fact of it is I have talked to Michael and I have talked to Winona, 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.”
So sadly we back to square one. There is nothing apparently happening, talks have happened then ended….all we got to do is wait…..I mean we’ve waited over 20 odd years….or shall we be daring and say his name three times…..
Nope, I want a peaceful night!