Jenna Ortega in talks to star in Beetlejuice 2
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Fresh from starring in another recent Tim Burton project, Jenna Ortega is now in talks to star in Beetlejuice 2.
And the film has become one of his most iconic, largely thanks to Burton's signature macabre style and Michael Keaton's performance as the ghost with the most.
And since its release 25 years ago, rumours surrounding a sequel have never gone away, with many fans surprised that it hasn't already happened yet.
However, six years ago, Burton confirmed that a sequel 'is a go', but no official announcement from Warner Bros has ever been provided.
But according to multiple sources close to The Hollywood Reporter, not only is Beetlejuice 2 in the works, but it is also set to cast Wednesday star Jenna Ortega.
The outlet also says that Burton will be directing the sequel, with Keaton and Winona Ryder also set to be involved.
According to sources, the team are hoping to start production in late May/early June, though a budget for the film has apparently not been finalised.
If Ortega does end up getting the role, it is expected that she will play the daughter of Lydia Deetz, who was Winona's character in the original.
As we all know, Ortega is very familiar to Burton, with the actor having played Wednesday Addams in Burton's Netflix series Wednesday.
For her performance, she received nominations at the Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
In January, Ortega spoke about working with Burton to The Hollywood Reporter, and she had nothing but praise for him.
"It’s been quite an insane experience," she said.
"I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to work with an iconic director who just so happens to be one of the sweetest directors I’ve worked with, and also the most detail-oriented.
But in another interview, Ortega said that she changed some parts of the Wednesday script because it 'did not make sense'.
In a recent episode of the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard, she said: "When I read the entire series, I realized, ‘Oh, this is for younger audiences’.
“When I first signed onto the show, I didn’t have all the scripts. I thought it was going to be a lot darker. It wasn’t… I didn’t know what the tone was, or what the score would sound like.”
UNILAD has contacted Jenna Ortega's reps and Warner Bros. for comment.