It’s Showtime in ‘Beetlejuice Beetlejuice’ Official Trailer

Today, Warner Bros. Pictures released the full official trailer for this year’s all-star highly anticipated sequel Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, reuniting director Tim Burton with original cast members Michael Keaton, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara, adding Jenna Ortega into the mix, and bringing the Ghost with the Most back from afterlife once again, all set during Halloween.

Burton reunites with Michael Keaton, back to reprise his role as the title character, with Jenna Ortega (Wednesday, Scream, Scream VI, X), also leading the cast as Lydia’s (Winona Ryder) daughter, Astrid.

Winona Ryder is also back as Lydia Deetz, the central character she played in the first movie, and Catherine O’Hara returns as Lydia’s mom, Delia Deetz. The cast also includes Justin Theroux as Rory, Monica Bellucci as Delores, and Willem Dafoe as Wolf Jackson, all of whom are featured on their own character posters also released today, which you can view below.

Here’s the official synopsis: Beetlejuice is back! After an unexpected family tragedy, three generations of the Deetz family return home to Winter River. Still haunted by Beetlejuice, Lydia’s life is turned upside down when her rebellious teenage daughter, Astrid, discovers the mysterious model of the town in the attic and the portal to the Afterlife is accidentally opened. With trouble brewing in both realms, it’s only a matter of time until someone says Beetlejuice’s name three times and the mischievous demon returns to unleash his very own brand of mayhem.

Tim Burton directs from a screenplay by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Wednesday), story by Gough, Millar, and Seth Grahame-Smith (The LEGO Batman Movie), based on characters created by Michael McDowell and Larry Wilson. Danny Elfman is also back from the original film, and his numerous collaborations with Burton since, to compose the soundtrack for Beetlejuice 2.

The very first image in the previously released teaser trailer confirmed what set photos during filming had revealed, that the new movie takes place during the Halloween season.

In the original film, a recently deceased married couple, Barbara and Adam Maitland (played by Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin) are impossibly irked by the eccentric new family (played by Catherine O’Hara and Jeffrey Jones, with Ryder as their teenage daughter) that moves into their home. So they contact “bio-exorcist” Beetlejuice, a devious ghost from the Netherworld, who promises to help the Maitlands haunt the house’s new inhabitants out of their home.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice opens in theaters on September 6.

You can watch the official trailer and see the new posters below, and then join us for a live trailer breakdown and discussion at 5pm EST today on our YouTube channel.

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Matt Artz

Founded Halloween Daily News in 2012 and the Halloween International Film Festival in 2016. Professional writer/journalist/photographer since 2000.