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Geena Davis Wants “To Get In Touch With Tim Burton” About ‘Beetle Juice’ Sequel

Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since Beetle Juice first came out. On second thought, it does kinda feel that long. I’ve seen that pic more times than any other movie I can think of. At this point, the idea of a sequel seems, well, a tad unnecessary. If the gap is too long between the original and its follow-up, the results are not usually pretty (Indy 4 and The Godfather part III come to mind). Don’t tell that to Geena Davis, who’s starving for a Beetle Juice sequel after a decade of bad luck in Hollywood (she’s starred two failed TV shows and her most notable film roles were as the mom in two Stuart Little pics).

She tells Movie Hole:

It’s funny, [another journalist] just asked me about a sequel to Beetle Juice – which, though I haven’t heard anything about it, might be interesting. I would do that!

Thing is, do ghosts age? Wouldn’t we be stuck in the age we were? Alec [Baldwin] and I would have to look as we did then – who knows, maybe we could? I better get in touch with Tim Burton.

Davis doesn’t stop there. She’s also keen on the idea of returning to her infamous 1996 bomb, The Long Kiss Goodnight. Sam Jackson and I really wanted to do a sequel,” she says, but reasons that, because of the colossal box office failure of the first one, it probably isn’t in the cards.

While Long Kiss 2 is beyond being a long shot, Davis is not alone in In 2005, while promoting the silly Lindsay Lohan vehicle, Herbie Fully Loaded, Michael Keaton told JoBlo:

At one point, I had the conversation with Tim, saying ‘I love this movie so much; I think there’s one more in there somewhere.’ And we both talked about it, and I think there was a script written once years ago that wasn’t quite it. I would consider that, yeah, a lot. I would seriously consider that.

Of course, who wouldn’t want to return to their most beloved, iconic role after playing second tier to a tabloid party girl and a Volkswagen? Oddly enough, Baldwin, who’s been enjoying a career resurgence with comedic roles in the critically lauded sitcom, 30 Rock, and movies like It’s Complicated, has issued no statement about the possibility of a Beetle Juice sequel. Something tells me he never will.

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