BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Trailer Features Darkly Funny Call-Back To Infamous Scene From The Original Movie

BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Trailer Features Darkly Funny Call-Back To Infamous Scene From The Original Movie BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE Trailer Features Darkly Funny Call-Back To Infamous Scene From The Original Movie

Warner Bros. debuted the full trailer for Tim Burton's Beetlejuice sequel last week, and fans have spotted what appears to be a grim nod to a scene from the original...

By MarkCassidy - May 27, 2024 01:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Horror
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Warner Bros. unveiled the first full trailer for Beetlejuice Beetlejuice this past Thursday, and it gave us a much better idea of what to expect from Tim Burton's long-awaited sequel.

The teaser begins with Lydia Deetz (Winona Ryder) returning to Winter River with her mother Delia (Catherine O'Hara) and daughter Astrid (Jenna Ortega) for her father's funeral (confirming reports that Jeffrey Jones' Charles Deetz has been killed off), when memories of her encounter with lecherous demon Betelgeuse (Michael Keaton) resurface.

Lydia explains what happened all those years ago to Astrid, who proceeds to say the Ghost with the Most's name three times, summoning him back to the land of the living.

The trailer features our first look at Betelgeuse's ex-wife Delores (Monica Bellucci), and one quick shot reveals that she is missing a finger. This is almost certainly a call-back to an infamous scene from the original movie, which saw the duplicitous  Bio-Exorcist attempt to force Lydia to marry him.

After taking a finger out of his pocket with the ring still on it, the ghost tells his reluctant bride to be that the previous owner of the ring (and the finger) meant "nothing at all" to him, before discarding the severed digit.

 Though there might be a bit more to it, this most likely explains why Delores and Willem Dafoe's afterlife cop character, Wolf Jackson, are trying to track Betelgeuse down in the trailer. 

Check out the trailer at the link below along with some character posters.

"He just got back into it," Burton said of Keaton's decision to reprise the role after so many years in a recent interview. "It was kind of scary for somebody who was maybe not that overly interested in doing it. It was such a beautiful thing for me to see all the cast, but he, sort of like demon possession, just went right back into it."

"Unless it felt right, he had no burning desire to do it," Burton added. "I think we all felt the same way. It only made sense if it had an emotional hook."

"After an unexpected family tragedy, three generations of the Deetz family return to the small Vermont town of Winter River. Paranormal empath, Lydia Deetz, begins to see the lecherous demon Beetlejuice, who haunted her as a teenager. His plans to finally marry Lydia are given extra urgency when his dead wife comes to life and begins to stalk the Afterlife hunting for him. Meanwhile, Lydia’s teenage daughter embarks on a romance with a local teen."

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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foreverintheway
foreverintheway - 5/27/2024, 1:01 PM
"By MarkCassidy - May 27, 2024 01:05 PM EST" but it's currently 1:01pm EST. ONLY LIES FOUND HERE.
r1g0r
r1g0r - 5/27/2024, 1:22 PM
@foreverintheway -

see?
just can't believe a goddamned thing anybody says here.
i don't even believe i said this.
TheLight
TheLight - 5/27/2024, 1:16 PM
Still my favorite part of the original😂


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Going to be fun finding out how he ditched Monica Bellucci of all women😂😂😂?
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/27/2024, 2:16 PM
@TheLight - ok. considering Winona Ryder was playing a teenager....most likely under-age .....

um, yuck. Now he's gonna try it again with the former's teenage daughter.

Yeah. The mind of Tim Burton has a lotta sickness in it.
TheLight
TheLight - 6/6/2024, 11:28 PM
@lazlodaytona - Not just playing one, at the time, she was one. She was 17 during filming.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 6/7/2024, 7:07 AM
@TheLight - that's even worse
r1g0r
r1g0r - 5/27/2024, 1:26 PM
hilariously, the ***X*** timestamp is from 4 days ago:

11:00 AM · May 23, 2024
HermanM
HermanM - 5/27/2024, 1:40 PM
It was funny in the original because it was a throw away joke.

The thing I hate about sequels/prequels is that they sometimes mine the original movie for any reference they can use as a plot and then try to build an entire movie around it.
Twenty23Three
Twenty23Three - 5/27/2024, 1:48 PM
A throwaway joke has been turned into lore. How exhausting
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 5/27/2024, 2:28 PM
@Twenty23Three -
@HermanM -
Came here to post exactly this.

A quick sight gag from a 30+ year old move now needs to be given a backstory.

Let me guess, the marriage failed because MEN BAD and Beetlejuice is a bumbling putz in this one and his ex wife is really the brains of the operation, because "modern Hollywood."

We can't just have an offbeat silly comedy about demons and ghosts without the message being crammed in there nowadays.
It's all so tiresome.

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HermanM
HermanM - 5/27/2024, 2:30 PM
@Feralwookiee - Yep!

Methinks the poison pills have revealed themselves in this already, it will be a nostalgia bait & switch to push feminist shit.
Feralwookiee
Feralwookiee - 5/27/2024, 2:33 PM
@HermanM - Calling it now:

Delores: A Beetlejuice Saga!

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
RolandD
RolandD - 5/27/2024, 7:31 PM
@Feralwookiee - Unbelievable! You make up a subplot that’s not in the trailer and then get all pissy about it. Wait a minute. You anti-will people do this on this website all the time. Never mind. Carry on.
Razorface1
Razorface1 - 5/28/2024, 12:07 PM
@Twenty23Three - Just like Budapest.
dragon316
dragon316 - 5/27/2024, 2:19 PM
Doubtful movie will answer question geena Davis and her husband in first movie are ghosts they can never leave house did they move on , hoping fans of first movie will forget they are not there
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/27/2024, 2:19 PM
Suddenly all those people saying "Beetlejuice had a wife now?!"... are no longer saying that.
ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 5/27/2024, 2:21 PM
Hottest woman on the planet just got hotter.
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StSteven
StSteven - 5/27/2024, 4:14 PM
@ObserverIO - Is it just me, or is her face injury there stapled closed? Like, maybe she borrowed the staple gun that Wade used to staple his toupee on with? 😜
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 5/27/2024, 2:22 PM
I'm ready. Of course, I crush on Jenna Ortega quite a bit....and Winona Ryder. Sorry, I'll bring extra tissues when i go see the film.
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I'll make it an early afternoon show so to not have as many people around
BillyBatson1000
BillyBatson1000 - 5/27/2024, 3:29 PM
Oh Monica.

When I was a kid ALL the popular girls had staples.
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