Winona Ryder Seemingly Confirms Return of Lydia in 'Beetlejuice 2'

November 19, 2013
Source: The Daily Beast

Winona Ryder

Just before Halloween, we learned that Tim Burton and Michael Keaton were officially in talks to reunite for Beetlejuice 2, a sequel to the 1988 horror comedy that is held in high regard by many cinephiles. Rumors of a sequel had circulated for awhile, and then the project came closer to reality with author/screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith set to script the sequel that was going to be developed for Warner Bros. The involvement of Burton and Keaton gives the project a huge push now, but we've been wondering if any of the original cast members would return, and now we have a line on one. It seems Winona Ryder will be returning as Lydia.

The outcast, gothic teen was an integral part of the original film as she didn't fit in with her family and found solace and friendship in the dead couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) whose spirits inhabited the house. She doesn't come right out and confirm that she's returning, but she told The Daily Beast:

"I'm kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like it might be happening. It's not a remake. It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later."

If Ryder wasn't going to be involved in the sequel, she likely wouldn't have any knowledge of when the story is set, so we're pretty sure she'll be back in some capacity. Plus, it sounds like it might be set in real-time after the original film. It's been 25 years since the film came out, and if the film hits theaters in 2015 (that's just a guess), then that would be 27 years. Anyway, we're still waiting for more details on the developing project, but for now, we're just happy that Burton is going back to one of the project's that gave him a filmmaking career. We just hope it's better than Dark Shadows or Alice in Wonderland. Sound good?

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  • Jordan Ivey
    Going from a huge Burton fan to avoiding his films... I have high hopes. I would love to see a return to form. And Keaton might be the best way to get back there. Just... please lets leave Depp out of this? If it's at all possible to do for Tim....
    • I'm with you on that one. Ditch Depp and your wife Tim. We get it, you like them. The rest of the world is getting sick of seeing them with crazy hair/headdresses. If they focus on the protagonists of the original then I'm cool with this sequel.
  • Derek Scontrino
    Im actually excited for this too... It would be great to see Winona and Keatons career get a boost.
  • Such heroic nonsense
    Sandworms cant keep down the ghost with the most forever.




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