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Fans of the 1988 film Beetlejuice are eagerly anticipating the 2024 sequel, which will see most of the original cast returning. However, Geena Davis, who played ghost Barbara Maitland in the original movie, has confirmed that she will not be appearing in the sequel. Davis explained that she believes ghosts do not age and that her character was stuck looking the way she did when she died. Despite not being involved in the new film, Davis expressed excitement about the project and mentioned that she had not seen the trailer for the sequel, titled Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, yet.

The new film stars Jenna Ortega as Astrid Deetz, the daughter of Winona Ryder’s character Lydia Deetz. Along with Ryder, Michael Keaton, and Catherine O’Hara will also be reprising their roles in the sequel. Additionally, new cast members such as Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, and Willem Dafoe have been added to the lineup. Tim Burton, who directed the original film, returned to direct the sequel and shared that he thoroughly enjoyed working with the cast on the project. He emphasized his focus on working with a talented team and creating a film reminiscent of his passion for movie-making.

Michael Keaton, who plays the titular character Beetlejuice, expressed his excitement about revisiting the role after nearly four decades. He described his experience working on the film as incredibly fun, highlighting the unique and creative aspects of the production process. Catherine O’Hara, who plays a character in the movie, also expressed her delight at reuniting with her former costars for the sequel. She shared her joy at receiving the call from Tim Burton and teased that the characters in the film have evolved, apart from Beetlejuice.

Despite Geena Davis’s absence from the sequel, the cast and crew of Beetlejuice Beetlejuice are gearing up for its release in theaters on September 6. With a mix of returning and new cast members, as well as Burton’s creative direction, fans can look forward to a fresh take on the beloved story. The excitement surrounding the project, paired with the nostalgic connections to the original film, is sure to draw audiences back to the quirky world of Beetlejuice. As the release date approaches, fans and newcomers alike are eagerly anticipating the return of this iconic story and its beloved characters.

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