Hey there, guys! Have you heard the latest juicy rumor about the upcoming Beetlejuice 2 movie? It looks like Belgian martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme might be joining the cast to play a ghost! Yep, you heard it right. Van Damme could be sharing the screen with returning stars Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, and the latest addition to the cast, Jenna Ortega.
The news broke when film journalist Jeff Sneider revealed on his podcast, The Hot Mic, that he heard a rumor about “an aging action star” joining the film to play a ghost. Of course, we can’t take this as a confirmed report yet, but it sure sounds like an exciting prospect. Imagine Van Damme pulling off some killer moves as a ghost in the world of Beetlejuice!
The original Beetlejuice film, directed by Tim Burton, was released 35 years ago, and we’ve been waiting for a sequel ever since. Over the years, several writers have taken a shot at developing the script, but nothing seemed to stick until now. If all goes well, Beetlejuice 2 will start filming in London later this year.
The first movie tells the story of a yuppie ghost couple who hire a freelance “bio-exorcist” to spook some trendy New Yorkers out of their New England home. The result is a hilarious supernatural comedy that made Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice an instant pop culture icon.
It’s exciting to see the original cast members returning, and the possibility of adding Van Damme to the mix is an absolute thrill. After all, he had a major career breakthrough with Bloodsport in the same year the first Beetlejuice was released, so it feels like a perfect match in a bizarre way.
So, are you excited about the prospect of Jean-Claude Van Damme playing a ghost in Beetlejuice.