Michael Keaton teases 'Beetlejuice 2': 'We're doing it exactly like we did in the first movie'

Michael Keaton teases ‘Beetlejuice 2’: ‘We’re doing it exactly like we did in the first movie’

Michael Keaton is enjoying reprising his role for Cockroach juice 2.

While you talk to Empirethe actor said the film was “so great” and said he, along with director Tim Burton, are following the same formula as the original 1988 film.

Cockroach juice it’s the most fucking fun you can have working. It’s so funny, it’s amazing. And do you know what it is? We’re doing it exactly like we did in the first movie,” he said Empire. “There’s a woman in the big afterlife waiting room with literally a fishing line—I want people to know because I love it—that she pulls on a cat’s tail to make it move.”

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Keaton also shared that the sequel has been a long time coming as he and Burton had been talking about another Cockroach juice movies for “years and years” without telling anyone.

“We both said we are doing this many times. We both agree, if it happens, it needs to be done as close to the way we did it the first time as possible. Inventing stuff, making stuff happen, improvising and riffing, but literally hand-made stuff like people making stuff with their hands and building something,” Keaton said.

He added: “Fuck great. It’s the most fun I’ve had working on a film in I can’t tell you how long.

Warner Bros. will release Cockroach juice 2 on September 6, 2024. In addition to Keaton, the film also features returning stars Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara, while Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci and Willem Dafoe join the cast. The film also reunites Burton with his own Wednesday star Jenna Ortega, who will play the daughter of Ryder’s character.

Dafoe will play a law enforcement officer in the afterlife while Bellucci will play Beetlejuice’s wife.

The original Cockroach juicealso starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis and Jeffrey Jones, it grossed $80 million.

Burton’s Plan B and Brad Pitt will produce Cockroach juice 2. Al Gough and Miles Millar, the creators of the Netflix series Wednesdaywrote the screenplay.