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'Beetlejuice' Sequel Is Not A Go, According To Tim Burton's Rep (UPDATED)

It's not happening. At least not yet.

UPDATE: A sequel to the 1988 film "Beetlejuice" is not currently in development, according to a rep for Tim Burton. 

A spokesperson for the director confirmed to multiple publications that quotes attributed to the director by Showbiz Spy were fabricated. 

PREVIOUSLY: Get ready to start singing "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)" at the top of your lungs because a "Beetlejuice"sequel is going to become a reality. 

Rumors of a sequel have been swirling since 2013 and now director Tim Burton has confirmed that it's really happening. 

“The film is a go and has been approved by the Warner Bros. team, we have talked with the cast members we wanted for the film and they are all on board, this includes both Winona [Ryder] and Michael [Keaton]," he told ShowBiz Spy earlier this week. "We have the script in hand everything is in place all we need to do now is get ready to start filming.

OK, to be fair, we've known for a while that there would be a sequel to the wonderfully weird 1988 hit. "As far as I know, it's going to happen," Ryder confidently told HuffPost Live in January 2015. But now we have Burton's confirmation and we know that Keaton and Ryder are set to reprise their roles everyone's favorite bio-exorcist ghost, Beetlejuice, and goth teen Lydia Deetz, who presumable grew up in the 28-years since the movie was released.   

And the involvement of the original cast was crucial for the sequel to take shape, since Burton told IGN in December 2014, "There’s only one Beetlejuice, and that’s Michael."

Hell yes. Because if you are going to do a sequel, do it right. 

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