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Beetlejuice 2 kills off Jeffrey Jones' character after his sex offender conviction
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Beetlejuice 2 kills off Jeffrey Jones' character after his sex offender conviction

Jones's sordid past came to haunt him

When beloved movies are up for renewal, bringing back together the original cast is always something that is the first thing on the list.

After all, who would want to mess with the chemistry which made the film a success in the first place by not including them?

Unfortunately, there are times when it’s a necessity.

Like for the new Tim Burton Beetlejuice sequel, Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.

Say his name three times and he's gonna cause some trouble.
Warner Bros

A once loved actor is now scrapped and won’t be making his return after details about his personal life were made public in 2003.

Jeffrey Jones famously played Charles Deetz, the father of Winona Ryder's Lydia Deetz, in the 1988 movie.

However, a representative for Jones confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that he will not appear in Beetlejuice 2.

It was only 21 years ago that the actor was convicted for soliciting a minor after he pleaded no contest to hiring a 14-year-old boy pose naked for photographs.

Jones was then sentenced to five years’ probation and added to the sex offender register.

But if Jones isn’t reprising his role, what’s happening to Charles in the new film?

Well, the trailer might give you a hint.

In the first few scenes in the teaser to Burton’s flick, you can see a funeral taking place and a headstone with Charles name engraved.

So, they’ve pretty much confirmed that the character is dead, and Jones won’t be returning.

It was also previously confirmed that a ‘family tragedy’ was set to kick off the plot, and now we know what tragedy they were referencing.

The sequel is set to center around the Deetz women, bringing three generations together in their grief.

Catherine O'Hara's Delia Deetz, Ryder's Lydia, and Jenna Ortega’s Astrid - Lydia’s daughter - are all lined up to take the spotlight.

Jeffrey Jones's character was killed off.
Warner Bros

The official synopsis reads: "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."

Joining that line up of actors is the much anticipated return of Michael Keenan in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.

The film will finally land in theaters on September 6 2024.

Topics: Crime, Celebrity, Film and TV, Jenna Ortega