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Will BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL Be Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

Will BEETLEJUICE THE MUSICAL Be Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

Forget saying Beetlejuice three times, if you want the bio-exorcist to appear try singing his name, because the Ghost With the Most is getting his own musical. On today’s Nerdist News Talks Back we discussed his arrival to the stage, along with Donald Glover exiting the Deadpool animated series, and teenage Groot‘s new scene in Infinity War.

Today’s guest host Amy Vorpahl was joined by Nerdist managing editor Alicia Lutes, Nerdist News writer Aliza Pearl, and producer Jason Nguyen. They started with the disappointing announcement Donald Glover is no longer involved with FX’s animated Deadpool series. They said it was creative differences, but he took to Twitter to say he wasn’t too busy to do it before tweeting out 14 pages of a script. How bummed out are we he’s not with the show anymore? Would the series have lined up well with the network’s other shows like Archer? Is the project dead without Glover? And since there was a joke about it in the script, who do we think bit Beyonce?

With a month to go before Infinity War we also got a new spot featuring a very funny scene with teenage Groot and Quill. Do we like this version of our favorite talking tree, or do we already miss Baby Groot? Should they have saved this moment for the movie? And do we think Star-Lord will be a helicopter parent or a “cool dad?”

Finally, Beetlejuice is coming to the stage as a musical next year. Is this the best way to revive the franchise, or would a sequel or remake be a better option? How much do we love the original? Where does it rank among the best Tim Burton movies? Do we think it will work or feel trite? And what do we make of the presidential movie Dave also getting a musical?

Nerdist News Talks Back airs on our YouTube and Alpha channels live every Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, and Nerdist News What the Fridays ends our week at 1 p.m. PT, only at Alpha. Tune in with us so you can be a part of the conversation too. But if you do don’t say–or sing–Beetlejuice’s name three times. Just in case.

What did you think of today’s show? Talk back to us in the comments below with your thoughts.

Images: Warner Bros.

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