The SAG-AFTRA strike is still continuing and influencing almost all the upcoming movies and series and the fantasy comedy film Beetlejuice 2 is also one of them as the strike halted the production of Beetlejuice 2.
The SAG-AFTRA strike affected Beetlejuice 2 just two days before the production finished filming. The sequel, which has been in the making for almost 40 years, was confirmed to be in development this year after long rumors about it, Beetlejuice 2.
The Beetlejuice sequel is led by Tim Burton, who also led Beetlejuice, and stars Michael Keaton, Willem Dafoe, Winona Ryder, Monica Bellucci, Catherine O’Hara, and Wednesday’s Jenna Ortega and more.
In an interview with The Independent, the filmmaker disclosed that if the strike had not occurred, filming would have been wrapped up in less than two days.
Tim Burton said, “Literally, it was a day and a half, “I feel grateful we got what we got… We know what we have to do. It is 99 percent done.”
He also revealed that he enjoyed while directing the film, and said that the experience “was kind of like going back to why I liked making movies”.
Apart from Beetlejuice 2, multiple films and television shows were kept on halt by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, some of the titles include Hacks, Stranger Things, Severance, and Abbott Elementary each reporting production shutdowns as a result of the union action.
Beetlejuice 2 is expected to be released next year, in September 2024 by Warner Bros, if the strikes still continues we may have to wait to watch the film.