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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Michael Keaton brings iconic Tim Burton character back from dead...


More than 35 years later, one of Michael Keaton's most iconic roles has finally been resurrected.

The Academy Award nominee slipped back into his black and white suit for Entertainment Weekly's first look at Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the long-awaited sequel to director Tim Burton's 1988 horror comedy classic.

Keaton reprises his performance as the undead 'bio-exorcist' with a penchant for unleashing chaos on the living.

In the first look, he donned his signature striped suit and decaying makeup, slipping seamlessly back into the role.

Burton told EW that seeing Keaton in character again after all this time was 'a weird out-of-body experience.'

'He just got back into it,' explained Burton. 'It was kind of scary for somebody who was maybe not that overly interested in doing it.'

He continued, 'It was such a beautiful thing for me to see all the cast, but he, sort of like demon possession, just went right back into it.'

Another image shows Winona Ryder and Catherine O'Hara reuniting as Lydia Deetz and mother Delia. 

The photo also introduces Jenna Ortega as Lydia's daughter Astrid Deetz.

Justin Theroux's character Rory makes his debut as well, although details of his character are still unknown.