Disney Confirms They’re Writing Sequel To “Hocus Pocus” Movie

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Hocus Pocus, a 1993 Halloween movie that has been aired on the Disney channel every year since its release is now looking at making a sequel called, Hocus Pocus 2.

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Posted by Bonjournal on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Breaking The News To The Public

Collider.com broke the news on October 23rd saying that Disney+ is working with the writers of Workaholics and co-producer Jen D’Angelo to write the script. And what really has fans excited is Disney+ is considering getting the main characters, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy from the first film to be part of the sequel. 

For those who haven’t seen the movie yet, it was about three witches, Midler, Parker, and Najimy who were on a mission to suck the lifeforce out of children on Halloween night before they vanished for eternity. The movie brought in over $39.5 million dollars in Box Office sales and has become a seasonal favorite over the past 26 years.

Original Director Makes Comments On The New Film

The director of the first movie, Kenny Ortega spoke up in 2017 when it was just an idea that he would only be interested in doing the movie if the original cast were involved in the sequel.

Posted by Kenny Ortega on Thursday, May 25, 2017

 

Kenny told Entertainment Weekly: “I would like to see a sequel, and I think fans would like to see a sequel. I think it would be much more fun to bring the ladies back. They’re all still vital and in their prime and capable of doing so much that it would be great to see Bette and Kathy and Sarah come back together to do another movie and I think they would like to.”

No confirmation has been made that the ladies will be the main characters for the second movie, however, there is talk to use them in the film if they’re interested in doing it. There are also rumors that there will be a whole new cast and even a different director.

Overall, whatever they decided to do, due to the extreme popularity of the movie we expect it’ll get a lot of media attention. The YouTube video below will provide more details for those who are interested in knowing more.