God bless host with the most Seth Meyers for confirming some long-speculated rumors about a certain ghost with the most. Yes, y'all, Beetlejuice 2 is indeed happening. Winona Ryder appeared on Late Night last night to promote a new TV mini-series, Show Me a Hero, but Meyers jumped right into a much more important question we've all been curious about: WILL THERE BE A BEETLEJUICE SEQUEL? "I think I can confirm it," said a giddy Winona Ryder—since, after all, director Tim Burton did sort of confirm previously (he gave an "oh yeah").
Beetlejuice (released 1988) made a breakout star out of the teenage Winona, whose piecey bangs and goth attire solidified her cult status. Now, nearly three decades later, Winona will step back into the shoes of her character Lydia Deetz, with Michael Keaton possibly reprising his role as the titular Beetlejuice. As a huge fan of the original film, I am a bit—okay, super—wary of a sequel (especially considering where Burton's career has been headed in the recent years) but goddamn it, I won't be able to resist not watching it, either.
Below, watch her appearance on Late Night—Winona excitedly talks about the film's continuing popularity with the younger generation and how airport security people will still make her say "Beetlejuice" three times.