By Christine Rendon for DailyMail.com
17:43 16 November 2023, updated 18:19 16 November 2023
Jenna Ortega is back on the set of Beetlejuice 2 after SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement with the studio following a 118-day strike.
The 21-year-old actress was spotted shooting some of the final scenes of the film, which is set to be completed as the sequel to the 1988 film, which starred Michael Keaton, in the lead role.
She wore a colorful but worn knit dress with biker shorts, knee-high socks, and boots. Her hair was styled into a fashionable half-up, half-down look with curtain bangs.
Jenna, who plays Lydia Dietz’s daughter, was spotted riding a sleek Schwinn bike and jogging down the street.
He was spotted on the sets in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday.
The sequel was on the verge of completion until production was halted due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in July.
Director Tim Burton, who also directed the original film, revealed that he only had a day and a half of filming left before the actors were instructed to stop performing.
‘I feel grateful that we got what we got,’ he told The Independent. ‘Literally, it was a day and a half. We know what we have to do. It is 99 percent complete.
The highly anticipated sequel also sees the return of Winona Ryder, who played Lydia Dietz, Keaton, and director Tim Burton.
In the original Beetlejuice film, married couple Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) died in a car accident, with their ghosts haunting their former home.
In a desperate attempt to save their home from being taken over and repossessed by the Deetzes, they call in the titular bio-exorcist (Keaton) to scare the family away.
The mischievous Beetlejuice then wreaks havoc on Charles (Jeffrey Jones) and Delia Deetz (Catherine O’Hara), as well as their daughter Lydia (Ryder) – the only one capable of seeing ghosts.
Since the release of the original film, there have been discussions and efforts to create a sequel for over three decades.
In the 1990s, this cult classic almost received an island-set sequel called Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian.
However, the project was ultimately shelved as Tim and Michael focused their efforts on the famous 1992 action-adventure film Batman Returns.
In the mid-2000s, another project was nearly completed with both Michael and Winona expected to return in a sequel.
However, after continued delays and scheduling conflicts involving Burton, the project was essentially shelved once again in 2019.
Due to critical acclaim and commercial success, Beetlejuice was adapted into an animated series that ran in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In 2018, the horror-comedy was developed into a musical that still occasionally performs on Broadway today.