Every Attempt At A 'Beetlejuice' Sequel Just Dug It Deeper Into Development Hell

Back in March 1988, Tim Burton introduced the world to Beetlejuice - or perhaps "Betelgeuse," as it's spelled on his headstone. The poltergeist, played by Michael Keaton, quickly became one of Tim Burton's most beloved characters. In fact, Beetlejuice received so much positive attention when it first came out that executives were eager to create a money-making sequel - but it never happened. 

Like Barbara and Adam Maitland (Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin), the Beetlejuice sequel was stuck in limbo for decades. Numerous writers hopped on and off the project, and key cast members, like Winona Ryder, who played Lydia, continually expressed their interest in returning to their roles. The Beetlejuice sequel took multiple twists and turns, including an absurd take called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian