Michael Keaton Found Beetlejuice’s Pop Culture Impact ‘Off-Putting’

Michael Keaton is set to return to his iconic role in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, thirty years after the original. The actor has expressed high expectations for the sequel, having already seen Tim Burton’s upcoming project. Reflecting on the first Beetlejuice film, Keaton described the pop culture impact as “off-putting.”

Michael Keaton’s character Beetlejuice has remained a fan-favorite over the years. Whether as a Halloween costume or an image on a coffee mug, Beetlejuice has made a lasting impression. In an interview with Empire, Keaton recalled the overwhelming reaction to his character after the film’s release as surprising and a bit unsettling.

“That was weird,” said Keaton. “To be honest—it was off-putting, to see and think, ‘I don’t want to be associated with all these little things, what started this?'”

The appeal of Beetlejuice is understandable. Summon him by saying his name three times, and the unpredictable poltergeist could do anything.

The Pop Culture Impact of Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice has remained a significant cultural touchstone. The dark comedy was a box office success and even won an Oscar for Best Makeup.

Following the 1988 film, Tim Burton produced an animated series from 1989 to 1991, featuring Beetlejuice and Lydia as friends exploring the supernatural Neitherworld.

A series of video games were created based on the animated show. Additionally, a stage musical adaptation, capturing the comedic yet dark tone of the movie, received eight Tony nominations.

After numerous delays since 1990, the long-anticipated sequel will finally debut this year. Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is set to release on September 6.

Wrapping Up

The return of Beetlejuice in the upcoming sequel generates significant buzz, promising to reconnect fans with their favorite characters. For more updates, visit HitPlay.

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