When it announce that there is going to be a sequel to Beetlejuice everyone thought that Tim Burton would be the perfect director.
Script writers Seth Grahame-Smith (Dark Shadows) and David Katzenberg had stated back in 2011 that Tim Burton would eventually participate.
the only way we’d do it if we got Tim [Burton’s] blessing and involvement, and we got that, and the star of the movie has to be Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice, and it’s a true continuation 26 years later. Not just throwing him in as a cameo going, ‘Hey, it’s me. I endorse this movie’
The latest news are confirming that he is considering to take the directors chair and go back into ghost stories. Also, according to rumors he was able to change the schedule for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” that he is doing for Fox, in order to be able to direct both projects.