Jenna Ortega’s shock move from 'Wednesday' to 'Beetlejuice 2': What's next?

    In a surprising turn, 'Wednesday' star Jenna Ortega reunited with Tim Burton for 'Beetlejuice 2'. Amidst the success of 'Scream VI', her role in the much-anticipated sequel created a buzz.

    <p>Jenna Ortega (Source: People)</p>

    Jenna Ortega (Source: People)

    A Double Treat for Ortega Fans?

    Jenna Ortega, having just graced the silver screen with the smashing hit, Scream VI, is creating waves again. But this time, it's in relation to the iconic world of Beetlejuice. The darling of director Tim Burton, after their collaboration on Netflix's Wednesday, might just be taking a deeper dive into the Burtonverse. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, she's potentially stepping into the quirky world of Beetlejuice 2

    Stepping into Winona Ryder's Shoes?

    The1988 cult classic was helmed by Burton and starring Michael Keaton. Ortega is playing Lydia's daughter, the character originally portrayed by the magnificent Winona Ryder. The very thought of Jenna stepping into such an iconic lineage is enough to give fans the 'strange and unusual' vibes.

    Jenna Ortega and Winona Ryder (Source: People)

    "It’s been quite an insane experience. 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," Jenna once exclaimed about her experience with Burton. With such mutual admiration, it's not a stretch to imagine the duo reuniting for another cinematic adventure.

    The Legacy of Beetlejuice: A Look Back

    The original Beetlejuice is no stranger to accolades and appreciation. With a gross of $80 million against a modest budget of $15 million, it not only tasted commercial success but also clinched a best makeup Oscar at the 1989 Academy Awards. But it hasn’t been a smooth ride for the sequel. Over the years, it has seen many ups and downs, from changing writers to Burton's own uncertainty regarding his involvement.

    'Beetlejuice' (1988) (Source: IMDb)

    Jenna, whose cinematic journey has been nothing short of dynamic, with roles in Jane the Virgin, You, Yes Day', and the horror blockbuster X, has openly confessed her childhood connection with Beetlejuice. "I used to have consistent dreams about Beetlejuice when I was younger," Jenna once shared, making this potential role feel all the more serendipitous.

    While Jenna Ortega’s plate seems overflowing with Scream VI and her appearance on 'Saturday Night Live', the tantalizing appearance of her in the world of 'Beetlejuice' is something fans worldwide are eagerly waiting for. As they say, it's showtime!

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