Jenna Ortega truly belongs to the current A-list actors as she has now been cast in Tim Burton‘s Beetlejuice 2. Our sources confirm that not only is the actress in talks for the movie, but she is now actually in it. Burton definitely sees her as one of the most talented young actors of the generation. Our source confirms that they are now in the process of working out the final details.
This further proves that the actress is truly passionate about her craft. An iconic filmmaker such as Burton has no qualms about working with her for yet another project after Netflix’s original series Wednesday. Even though recent social media discussions have painted the young actress as less than amiable behind the scenes, it shows that these impressions are unfounded.
It seems as though Oretega and Burton really enjoyed working together on the first season of the Netflix Wednesday series – so much so that they want to work together on Burton’s upcoming sequel to his iconic movie, Beetlejuice.
This all comes after it was revealed that the actress is now an executive producer for the sequel to the series focusing on the Addams family’s eldest daughter.
Jenna Ortega Goes From Wednesday to Beetlejuice 2
According to Variety, Jenna Ortega is in talks for Beetlejuice 2. But now, our sources confirm that she is already cast. Ortega becomes the princess of horror, and dark comedy as her acting credits showcase titles under the genre. Ortega has become something of a horror movie darling over the past few years.
However, she might be best known in the horror-space for playing Tara Carpenter in 2022’s Scream and more recently in Scream 6. She was also in the horror, mystery, thriller X as Lorraine. Other than those, she was also in two other horror comedy movies Studio 666 and The Babysitter: Killer Queen.
It is even highly possible that she got the role of Wednesday because of these movies under her belt. In fact, there were reports that said she was still covered in fake blood when she auditioned for the role. Exhausted from the shoot in the production of X, the actress proceeded to audition for the Netflix original series.
Now, Tim Burton can’t see any other actress as Wednesday. Apparently, he sees Ortega as the daughter of Winona Ryder’s Lydia Deetz as well.
Production for the sequel to the popular 1988 horror comedy Beetlejuice has been in the works for over a decade now. Tim Burton has disclosed that he has a script for Beetlejuice 2. Actor Michael Keaton confirmed that he and Burton were discussing it in 2014. By 2015, it was Ryder’s turn to confirm that the production was indeed in development.
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As the updates go, it is likely that the Beetlejuice 2 ball is really rolling. As to the details on the movie’s story, so far we still don’t know what’s going to happen in the movie. However, considering that Ortega will be playing the daughter of Lydia Deetz, we can only presume that the mother-daughter tandem is on the verge of owning the house that Keaton’s Beetlejuice may be conducting “bio-exorcism” once again.
They may have to explain first how Beetlejuice got out of the shrinking head situation in the first movie. Imagine Ortega was about 12 years old when they started talking about developing Beetlejuice 2. It’s almost like the sequel waited for her to grow up into the character before they could even begin. Keaton and Ryder are definitely on board, and we need not mention that Burton himself is excited for this to happen.
We are genuinely looking forward to the sequel as we have been curious how director Tim Burton sees Beetlejuice 2 should be. What do you think about Jenna Ortega getting cast in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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