Winona Ryder confirms that yes, a Beetlejuice sequel is truly happening

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Aug 12, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT (Updated)

Now, that should put a smile on everyone's face! Winona Ryder has confirmed that she’ll reprise the role of Lydia Deetz in director Tim Burton's long-gestating Beetlejuice sequel.

This is what the actress revealed during last night’s Late Night With Seth Meyers, after keeping relatively mum on the subject for years. She’s confirming the news now, but only because Tim Burton himself officially spilled the beans first.

“It was very hush-hush, top-secret, ‘Oh, I don’t know, it may happen,'” she said last night on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “then he was doing some press for ‘Big Eyes,’ and he did an on-camera interview, and he said, ‘Oh, yeah, we’re doing it, and Winona’s going to be in it.’ […] But I really don’t know much more than anybody else.”

Back in January, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith said that he and Burton had "landed on the right approach" concerning the sequel to the cult 1988 movie that apparently got main star Michael Keaton excited for the project. It also sounds like the plan is to begin production on Beetlejuice 2 or whatever-the-heck-it’ll-be-called after Burton wraps his movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, starring Eva Green and Samuel L. Jackson.

(via Spinoff Online)