BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Star Jenna Ortega Confirms She Will Play Astrid Deetz In Tim Burton's Sequel

BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Star Jenna Ortega Confirms She Will Play Astrid Deetz In Tim Burton's Sequel BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Star Jenna Ortega Confirms She Will Play Astrid Deetz In Tim Burton's Sequel

There were rumors that Jenna Ortega had been cast as Lydia Deetz's daughter Astrid in Tim Burton's Beetlejuice sequel, and the (former) Scream star has now confirmed it...

By MarkCassidy - Feb 23, 2024 08:02 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream VI) joined the cast of Tim Burton's upcoming Beetlejuice sequel (which is now officially titled Beetlejuice Beetlejuice) in a key role last year, and the actress has now confirmed which character she'll play.

There were rumors that Ortega had been cast as Lydia Deetz's (Winona Ryder) daughter, and the Miller's Girl star revealed that this was indeed the case during an interview with Vanity Fair.

“I don’t know how much I’m allowed to say, but I am Lydia Deetz’s daughter, so I’ll give that away. She’s weird, but in a different way and not in the way you’d assume, I would say. The relationship between Lydia (Ryder) and Astrid, my character, is very important. And it’s also really strange because it’s a lot of catching up and putting the pieces together of what’s gone on in Lydia’s life since, which is nice, I think, for anybody who loves the character and is excited to see her again.”

Some recent set photos gave us a glimpse of Ortega as Astrid (see below) riding a bicycle through town, and an earlier look saw the character in a wedding dress. There's speculation that this could be a nod or possibly even a recreation of the scene from the first movie which saw ol' Betelgeuse attempt to force Lydia to marry him.

Warner Bros. recently debuted the first official poster for the movie, but we're still waiting on a trailer.

Michael Keaton spoke about returning as the Ghost With the Most in a recent interview with Empire.

"Beetlejuice is the most f--kin’ fun you can have working. It’s so fun, it’s so great. And you know what it is? We’re doing it exactly like we did the first movie," he says. "There’s a woman in the great waiting room for the afterlife literally with a fishing line – I want people to know this because I love it – tugging on the tail of a cat to make it move."

"[Burton] and I were talking about it years and years ago, never telling anybody," he continued. "I said, ‘if it happens, first of all, we’ve both said we’re doing it many times. We both agreed, if it happens, it has to be done as close to the way we made it the first time. Making stuff up, making stuff happen, improvising and riffing, but literally handmade stuff like people creating things with their hands and building something. F--kin’ great. It’s the most fun I’ve had working on a movie in I can’t tell you how long."

Catherine O'Hara is also set to reprise her role as Lydia's mother, Delia Deetz. Other new cast members include Monica Bellucci as Betelgeuse's wife, Willem Dafoe as an afterlife cop, and Justin Theroux in an undisclosed role.

Wednesday creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar penned the script.

Beetlejuice 2 is set to release in theaters on Sept. 6, 2024.

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MotherGooseUPus - 2/23/2024, 8:14 AM
I wasn't excited for this movie as i didnt think a sequel was needed at all..... but... with Keaton and Burton back, and now this cast being rather solid.... im rather excited for this one and i'll be there opening weekend

Bucnastydathird - 2/23/2024, 8:17 AM
I always wanted to phuck Lydia.....not wyona Ryder but her character shawty
KennKathleen - 2/23/2024, 11:10 AM
@Bucnastydathird - When you grew up in the church but watched the Craft and started crushing on the goth chick...

Bucnastydathird - 2/23/2024, 1:59 PM
@KennKathleen - "🎶excuse lawd but that was the way we was brought up
Sneaking to watch playboy at night we all must be caught up"🎶 -Dre 3000
Evansly - 2/23/2024, 8:19 AM
Here is to hoping this will be a good follow up. Looking forward to it
marvel72 - 2/23/2024, 8:25 AM
I hope this is as good as a sequel as Maverick was for Top Gun.
tylerzero - 2/23/2024, 8:41 AM
@marvel72 -

marvel72 - 2/23/2024, 9:24 AM
@tylerzero - (fingers crossed)
BeNice123 - 2/23/2024, 8:26 AM
If micheal keaton returns, for sure it will be fawkin awesome.
SATW42 - 2/23/2024, 8:54 AM
@BeNice123 - If? is this a language barrier thing, you don't read the articles, or simply doing some weird like social experiment none of us are in on?
lazlodaytona - 2/23/2024, 11:29 AM
@SATW42 - Almost the same with Ortega. Though not 100% confirmed until she said it, was there any question she would be playing Lydia's daughter?
BeNice123 - 2/23/2024, 3:52 PM
@SATW42 -
BillyBatson1000 - 2/23/2024, 8:58 AM
Possible cameo-ghost from Adam (Alec Baldwin) Maitland?

Keep him away from Ortega - unless he's firing blanks (an age-related thing).
RolandD - 2/23/2024, 5:19 PM
@BillyBatson1000 - I have to imagine that at least one of the reasons that Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis are not reported to be in this movie is that they have aged since the original movie and ghosts should stay the same age as when they died or at least that’s how it’s usually portrayed.
RolandD - 2/23/2024, 5:21 PM
@BillyBatson1000 - Of course, they could be de-aged for a cameo, but supposedly Burton wants to use almost nothing but practical effects.
BillyBatson1000 - 2/23/2024, 6:32 PM
@RolandD - Good point - and I don't think Geena Davis has worked in acting since she became a producer.
RolandD - 2/23/2024, 7:04 PM
@BillyBatson1000 - I think you’re right about her. She also has a nonprofit although I don’t know if she actively runs it or just oversees it.
bobevanz - 2/23/2024, 9:05 AM
Supposedly it's more practical than his recent films. I hope so, I miss 90's Tim Burton
Baf - 2/23/2024, 9:14 AM
Why am I so hyped for this?
DarthAlgar - 2/23/2024, 10:31 AM
@Baf - Michael Keaton
Nolanite - 2/23/2024, 9:28 AM
Be right back, going to glance at Jenna's nudes again.. for the spank bank of course.
Nolanite out
marvel72 - 2/23/2024, 10:16 AM
The first movie is a classic, such a cool messed up movie.
DarthAlgar - 2/23/2024, 10:32 AM
Maybe Beetlejuice can make some TLC references.
Sabre81 - 2/23/2024, 10:46 AM
@DarthAlgar -
ObserverIO - 2/23/2024, 10:47 AM
Sandworms. The only thing WBD has going for itself right now.
DocSpock - 2/23/2024, 11:40 AM

I will be there day one to check this out.

Young Miss Ortega always make my pants do the happy dance.

WEAPONXOXOXO - 2/23/2024, 12:46 PM
@DocSpock -

DocSpock - 2/23/2024, 3:27 PM

Hey! That dude stole my underoos!

Deadinside - 2/23/2024, 3:09 PM
Has anyone seen the trailer for Knox Goes Away? Michael Keaton & Al Pacino...looks great, imo!☮👍


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