Tim Burton’s Take on the Future of ‘Wednesday’: What’s Next?
Hollywood’s enigmatic visionary, Tim Burton, has been laying low during the industry strikes, like many other influential figures. But that doesn’t mean he’s completely off the grid. Recently, Burton dished some eagerly-awaited updates on the popular Netflix series ‘Wednesday.’ With the spooky concoction of ‘The Addams Family’ legacy and the talented Jenna Ortega taking the lead, ‘Wednesday’ emerged as a spellbinding success. But what lies ahead for the show, and what does Burton have in store for fans?
From Top 3 Netflix Hits to Season 2’s Anticipation
Netflix has become a breeding ground for sensational hits, with titles like ‘Squid Game’ and ‘Stranger Things’ taking the world by storm. ‘Wednesday,’ rejuvenating the timeless charm of ‘The Addams Family’ and infusing it with a touch reminiscent of ‘Harry Potter,’ wasn’t left behind, securing its position as the third most-watched show ever.
With the end of season one leaving fans on tenterhooks about Nevermore’s fate and the potential shift to the iconic Addams Family mansion, speculations were rife. Teasing fans further, the cast at Netflix’s Tudum event hinted at some fan theories turning into reality. Could Pubert or Cousin It be gracing our screens soon?
Behind the Curtains with Tim Burton
While the hiatus due to the industry strikes cast a shroud of mystery over the series’ future, Burton’s recent interaction with BFI provided some clarity.
When prodded about ‘Wednesday’ Season 2, Burton remarked, “I mentally put stuff on hold until all the strikes are over. I can edit and do things I can do, but until the veil is lifted, then things get back into it. But yeah, I’ll be involved in some [way]. I’m not quite sure, because everything has stopped at the moment.”
Burton’s involvement in ‘Wednesday’ has been profound. Having directed half of the inaugural season’s episodes, his influence is undeniable. Drawing parallels to other projects, like ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas,’ we see his penchant for sculpting intricate worlds and characters, even if he takes on more of a producer or consultant role.
His mention of “editing” has also sparked intrigue. Could this mean that the post-production for the second season is currently underway? While we remain in the dark about the exact release date, the expectation is that 2024 might have some Burton-esque magic in store.
A New Collaboration: Jenna Ortega and Beetlejuice 2
Jenna Ortega’s meteoric rise in Hollywood, particularly in the horror genre, hasn’t gone unnoticed by Burton. Their collaboration isn’t just limited to ‘Wednesday.’ With ‘Beetlejuice 2’ on the horizon, fans are eagerly awaiting another masterpiece from the duo.
Lavishing praise on Ortega, Burton stated, “She’s one of the most aware, not only as an actress but everything, around the camera, the set. She’s a very special talent… That gave her a special place in my heart. ‘Oh, you’re doing another horror. Good.’”
From leading ‘Wednesday’ to being an integral part of the ‘Scream’ franchise and now getting onboard for ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Ortega’s partnership with Burton promises to churn out more cinematic wonders.
The world of ‘Wednesday’ is still enveloped in mystery, but with Tim Burton at the helm, fans can be assured of a captivating journey. As we wait with bated breath for more gothic charm, the magic of Jenna Ortega, and the genius of Burton, one thing is clear: the world of Hollywood is ripe for more Burton-driven narratives, and we’re here for it!