‘Day-O’ Song Will Be In ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel, Confirms Catherine O’Hara. Says Tim Burton ‘Wanted The Old Feeling Back’

‘Day-O’ Song Will Be In ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel, Confirms Catherine O’Hara. Says Tim Burton ‘Wanted The Old Feeling Back’

Catherine O’Hara, the beloved actress known for her role as the quirky Delia Deetz in the cult classic “Beetlejuice,” is donning her avant-garde art enthusiast hat once again for the movie’s much-anticipated sequel. During a chat on the “Let’s Talk Off Camera with Kelly Ripa” podcast, O’Hara spilled some spectral beans, confirming that the iconic “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)” by Harry Belafonte will make a comeback in “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice,” the sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 masterpiece.

This news is like music to the ears of “Beetlejuice” aficionados who fondly remember the original film’s dinner scene, where Delia and her guests were hilariously possessed by spirits, leading to a memorable dance routine set to the catchy tune. The song has since become synonymous with the film, echoing its whimsical and eerie charm.

With Burton at the helm, the sequel aims to recapture the magic and eccentricity of the original, bringing back a blend of nostalgia and fresh mischief. O’Hara reminisced about Burton’s desire to rekindle the freewheeling spirit of his early directorial days, a time when he was a bright-eyed newcomer in Hollywood. According to O’Hara, Burton succeeded, creating an environment on set that was as playful and liberating as it was during the making of the first “Beetlejuice.”

Joining O’Hara in this supernatural escapade are original cast members Winona Ryder and Michael Keaton, with new faces like Monica Bellucci and Jenna Ortega adding their talents to the mix. While plot details are shrouded in mystery, the excitement is palpable, with fans eagerly awaiting to see what Burton’s twisted genius has in store.

As for the release, mark your calendars: “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” is set to haunt theaters on September 6. Will this sequel live up to its predecessor’s legacy? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure — it’s going to be a ghostly good time.