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Iconic statue was stolen from Beetlejuice 2 set

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Tim Burton’s upcoming sequel to the 1988 cult hit Beetlejuice is one statue and lamppost short as the set saw a robbery. The robbers stole an iconic 150-pound statue from the E. Corinth set.

Vermont State Police revealed the robbery in a cheeky Facebook post, citing that they tried saying the statue’s name three times, but it never reappeared. Alongside the statue, the set is also missing a “distinctive” lamppost with a pumpkin adorning the top.

As reported by NBC 5, the thieves pulled up in an older-model GMC pickup truck just after midnight on July 14, stealing the base. They then returned on Monday to steal the statue itself.

This is yet another hit in the production of Beetlejuice 2, a film that has been in development for over a decade now. First teased in 2011, we’d see the return of Michael Keating as the man himself, with Wednesday star Jenny Ortega as the daughter of Lydia, who was portrayed by Winona Ryder in the original film.

Unfortunately, with the SAG-AFTRA strike, production is a bit rocky, and with no end in sight, if this strike goes for too much longer, it’s possible the film’s projected September 6, 2024 release may get delayed.

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