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'Beetlejuice' sequel unveils official title: 'Beetlejuice Beetlejuice'

Michael Keaton will reprise Betelgeuse in "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Michael Keaton will reprise Betelgeuse in "Beetlejuice Beetlejuice." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. has announced an official title for Beetlejuice 2.

The studio shared a poster for the movie Thursday that unveils the title as Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.

The image shows a pair of hands holding a paper featuring the film's release date, Sept. 6, and the words, "The wait is almost over."

Warner Bros. captioned the post, "Dare you to say it again," referencing how the character Betelgeuse is summoned by calling his name three times.

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice is a sequel to the 1988 film Beetlejuice directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder.

Catherine O'Hara attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Catherine O'Hara attends the SAG Awards in 2020. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Keaton and Ryder will reprise their roles as Betelgeuse and Lydia Deetz, with Catherine O'Hara to return as Lydia's mom, Delia Deetz, and Monica Bellucci as Betelgeuse's wife. Jenna Ortega and Willem Dafoe join the cast, with Ortega to play Lydia's daughter.

Burton will direct the sequel and announced in November that the movie has completed filming.

Jenna Ortega attends the New York premiere of "Scream VI" in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jenna Ortega attends the New York premiere of "Scream VI" in 2023. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Production was previously shut down due to the Hollywood strikes.