BEETLEJUICE 2: Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz Returns In First Set Photos

BEETLEJUICE 2: Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz Returns In First Set Photos

The first photos from the set of Tim Burton's Beetlejuice sequel have been shared online, and Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz looks exactly the same as she did in the first movie...

By MarkCassidy - May 20, 2023 04:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

Warner Bros. just announced an official release date for Bettlejuice 2 last week, and cameras are already rolling on Tim Burton's long in-development horror comedy sequel.

The first photos from the set have now been shared online, giving us a glimpse of returning star Winona Ryder (Stranger Things) as Lydia Deetz.

The actress was spotted getting into a car just after filming a scene, but we can still make out her costume in the blurry snaps, and Lydia doesn't seem to have changed all that much since we last saw her over 30 years ago. In fact, she looks exactly the same!

Lydia was the focus of the Beetlejuice animated series that ran from 1989 to 1991, but Ryder didn't return to voice the character, with Alyson Court stepping in to play the fan-favorite goth girl.

Michael Keaton is also set to reprise his role as the titular Bio-Exorcist, with Scream and Wednesday star Jenna Ortega on board to play Lydia's daughter. Other new cast members include Monica Bellucci as Betelgeuse's wife, Willem Dafoe as an afterlife cop, and Justin Theroux has also joined the cast in an undisclosed role.

Wednesday creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are currently working on the script.

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dracula - 5/20/2023, 4:08 PM
All these years and she maintains the same look.
AmazingFILMporg - 5/20/2023, 4:11 PM
@dracula -

You have grown men that still dress the way they did when they were like 5😅

Saw a grown man with a Batman hat and a ironman shirt the other day😂
AmazingFILMporg - 5/20/2023, 4:09 PM
I wonder if her daughter will be the complete opposite of her. Instead of dark and gothic she will be the captain of the cheerleading team🙃
kg8817 - 5/20/2023, 4:11 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - That would be smart. But casting Ortega I feel lends to a certain “like mother, like daughter” vibe.

However if they don’t start this movie with Beetlejuice’s number being called and him wondering how long he’s been waiting, they missed a golden opportunity.
AmazingFILMporg - 5/20/2023, 4:13 PM
@kg8817 -

Well he is getting married in the film so I'm guessing he is inviting everyone?
dracula - 5/20/2023, 4:24 PM
@AmazingFILMporg - with Jenna Ortega, no way
AmazingFILMporg - 5/20/2023, 5:19 PM
@dracula -

They might go that route because of the Wednesday comparison 💁
Scripturepoetic - 5/20/2023, 6:27 PM
@kg8817 -

I don't know man,

They were only serving 'Number 3', so it might be a while, before they get around to Beetlejuice...

ModHaterSLADE - 5/20/2023, 4:11 PM
Glad the OG cast is returning. Nice to see Keaton returning to his more famous roles.
kg8817 - 5/20/2023, 4:12 PM
I mean, Winona looks amazing in Stranger Things so this shouldn’t be surprising.

Now, it’s time for us to see Keaton as Beetlejuice.
TheVandalore - 5/20/2023, 4:13 PM
The beard is a strong choice.
MosquitoFarmer - 5/20/2023, 4:14 PM
I was entirely expecting them to change her look. Not even close!
Scripturepoetic - 5/20/2023, 6:10 PM
@MosquitoFarmer -

I get why they're going this route

Lydia Deetz, as she was portrayed, in the first film, is so iconically recognizable.

Changing her look, would be like changing the look for Morticia or Wednesday Addams
Taonrey - 5/20/2023, 10:56 PM
@Scripturepoetic - difference is Morticia is portrayed as someone I'm their 30s-40s, Lydia is a teenager and they tend to change their style once they get older
tmp3 - 5/20/2023, 4:15 PM
I hope this is burton’s return to form
Scripturepoetic - 5/20/2023, 5:37 PM
@tmp3 -

I find your taste for films 📽️ pretty interesting, and your posts have been pretty insightful

Tim Burton, specifically, is also so uniquely interesting

I'm curious how you see Tim Burton, and his filmography

Do you see him as an auteur?

I'm curious how modern day Tim Burton will revisit one of his most iconic imaginings
maxx - 5/20/2023, 4:20 PM
hrmm…production is starting and they’re still working on the script?

anybody know any movies that have actually been good when the script wasn’t airtight by the time cameras rolled?
dracula - 5/20/2023, 4:26 PM
@maxx - iron man

They pretty much made it up as they went along, going from Mandarin to Crimson Dynamo to Iron Monger being the big bad.

Originally Stane wasnt going to go Iron Monger until the third movie. His suit was made for crimson dynamk
dancingmonkey08 - 5/20/2023, 4:26 PM
Right, Keaton is Batman and Beetlejuice again, now get him back as the Vulture in an actual Spider-Man sequel down the line
Origame - 5/20/2023, 4:32 PM
@dancingmonkey08 - nah, Mr mom 2.
Rosraf - 5/20/2023, 4:43 PM
@dancingmonkey08 - Johnny Dangerouslier
ProfessorWhy - 5/20/2023, 6:07 PM
@Rosraf - chuck you Farley! Go back off in your own jackyard
TheWalkingCuban - 5/20/2023, 7:07 PM
@ProfessorWhy - ftw??
NGFB - 5/20/2023, 4:31 PM
I'd give Winona a Ryder.
Origame - 5/20/2023, 4:33 PM
Scripturepoetic - 5/20/2023, 5:09 PM
This is interesting 🤔

As a character,
This suggests that Lydia Deetz will have possibly not gone through much of an internal transformation over the years...
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