Tim Burton Reveals Beetlejuice 2’s Original Title Idea

Tim Burton’s iconic “Ghost with the Most” character, Beetlejuice, is making a much-anticipated return to the silver screen in a horror-comedy sequel titled “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”. The sequel has been in the planning stages intermittently since 1990, following the success of one of Tim Burton’s best movies. While the sequel was once going to be called “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian,” along with other potential titles, the official movie title, revealed via a poster last month, has pleased many fans.

The Journey of the Title

In 1990, the planning for the “Beetlejuice” sequel kicked off with the prospective title “Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.” Tim Burton later considered titles such as “Beetlejuice And The Haunted Mansion” and “Beetlejuice Goes West.” After three decades, fans excited to see the unique ’80s ghost character return, the sequel was ultimately named “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice,” which Burton deemed more appropriate than his initial concept of having the title as “Beetlejuice 2024 A.D.”

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Upcoming Sequel Insights

The sequel title “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” cleverly references the character’s iconic trait of materializing when his name is mentioned three times. If the sequel is a hit, there’s potential for a third installment titled “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.” The film’s trailer is rich with Easter eggs and references, and it’s confirmed that popular aspects of the original movie, including Catherine O’Hara’s character, will be returning.

Anticipation Surrounding the Sequel

The upcoming sequel is promised to include many original elements that made the first film a fan-favorite, like the mini-town in the attic and the notorious Beetlejuice terrorizing in full-size form. The original cast members, including Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, will be reprising their roles. This reassembly of the original cast has greatly contributed to the excitement surrounding the sequel.

Wrapping Up

While the original idea of calling the sequel “Beetlejuice A.D. 2024” garnered intrigue, Tim Burton’s final choice of “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” is celebrated for its clever nod to the character’s famed summoning habit. This much-anticipated sequel is set to hit the big screen on September 6, 2024. For more updates on upcoming movie releases, visit HitPlay.

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