Beetlejuice Beetlejuice: The First Trailer for Tim Burton’s Horror Comedy Out

The trailer for Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is out, showcasing Michael Keaton’s much-anticipated comeback in the lead role. It’s been 36 years since Keaton originally portrayed the mischievous spirit.

The follow-up will feature Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara returning as Lydia and Delia Deetz, respectively. Joining the ensemble are Jenna Ortega, Willem Dafoe, and Monica Bellucci.

Warner Bros. has just released the trailer for the highly awaited Beetlejuice Beetlejuice. Check it out here:

BEETLEJUICE 2 Trailer (2024) Jenna Ortega, Michael Keaton

The trailer begins with Astrid Deetz (played by Ortega) riding her bike around the neighborhood, followed by a shot of her at a funeral alongside her mother Lydia and grandmother Delia. The initial sighting of Beetlejuice is saved for the final moments, as he appears from a miniature town set up in the attic, proclaiming “the juice is loose.”

Although the trailer is short, it’s filled with clues about the movie’s storyline and atmosphere. Notably, a funeral scene suggests the possible demise of the Deetz family head, Charles. Jeffrey Jones, who played Charles, isn’t listed as part of the returning cast for the sequel.

In the Beetlejuice universe, passing away doesn’t rule out a character’s return, given the series’ exploration of the afterlife. However, the actor’s current legal status as a registered sex offender might have influenced the decision to recast the role, should the character make a comeback.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice: The First Trailer for Tim Burton’s Horror Comedy Out
Beetlejuice Beetlejuice | Source: IMDb

The trailer is a treasure trove of nods to the original Beetlejuice, packing in a plethora of references within a mere 60 seconds. It reintroduces viewers to the miniature town and the iconic “Day-O” tune by Harry Belafonte, both central elements in the 1988 film. Additionally, it revisits several well-known settings such as the Deetz residence, the covered bridge, and Miss Shannon’s School for Girls.

Yet, these homages don’t imply that Beetlejuice Beetlejuice will be solely a trip down memory lane. Jenna Ortega’s prominent role in the trailer echoes her recent work with Burton on the successful Netflix series Wednesday, which fused classic Addams Family imagery with contemporary storytelling. This suggests that Burton may have adopted a similar fusion of old and new for this long-awaited follow-up to his famed horror-comedy.

About Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is an upcoming American fantasy horror comedy film directed by Tim Burton from a screenplay by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on a story by Gough, Millar, and Seth Grahame-Smith.

A sequel to Beetlejuice (1988), it stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara reprising their roles from the first film, alongside new cast members Jenna Ortega, Justin Theroux, Monica Bellucci, Arthur Conti, and Willem Dafoe.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is set to be theatrically released by Warner Bros. Pictures on September 6, 2024.

Pratyasha Sarkar

Pratyasha Sarkar

Officially a student of literature, but unofficially a defence lawyer of fictional characters. I am mostly either feasting on chocolate chip cookies or binge watching sitcoms. Also, I firmly believe mint ice cream tastes like toothpaste.


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