Movie Sequels You Had No Idea Are in the Works

Many of the most anticipated movies of the next year or two are sequels, from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to Avengers: Infinity War and Star Wars: Episode IX. These are the films that everyone knows to be excited about. But not every upcoming sequel has been so widely publicized.

Indeed, there are so many sequels currently in development that you may not have even realized that one of your favorite films is getting a second or third installment within the next few years. Here’s a look at the movie sequels you had no clue are in the works.

1. Beetlejuice 2

Michael Keaton in 'Beetlejuice' with his eyes wide open and grinning.

Beetlejuice | Warner Bros.

Immediately after Beetlejuice was released in 1988, there was talk of a sequel called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. But years passed, and it never happened.

Decades later, the project was revived in 2011. At that time, Warner Bros. hired Seth Grahame-Smith (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) to write the follow-up. This was not to be a reboot or a remake; it was actually going to be a proper sequel with Michael Keaton. None of the cast has officially signed on, but Winona Ryder has said she will be in it.

The latest update is that in October 2017, Warner Bros. hired Mike Vukadinovich (Rememory) to rewrite the script. It remains unclear whether Tim Burton will direct, but he said in 2016 that it’s “something that I really would like to do in the right circumstances.”

Next: This beloved 1980s comedy is finally getting a third movie.

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