The 80s and 90s babies are finally getting their witchy wish: back in March it was reported that Hairspray director Adam Shankman was on board to direct Hocus Pocus 2 for Disney+. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all are expected to return as the witches for the sequel.
For those who have never seen the 1993 film, the nostalgic fave stars a trio of witches who were executed in 17th century Salem who return to achieve immortal life.
Midler confirmed to Fox 5’s Good Day New York, that she, Parker, and Najimy will return to play Winifred, Sarah, and Mary. She said, “They want to make a movie, they’ve asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes.” She added, “I’m game, I’m totally game.”
The stars previously reunited for the upcoming one-night-only virtual event In Search of the Sanderson Sisters, which will go to benefit the New York Restoration Project.
The question still remains if Hocus Pocus can retain its nostalgic value almost thirty years later. The film has become a known favorite during spooky season.
For Disney, the stakes are relatively low since it’s a nice piece of content for Disney+, but a new Hocus Pocus movie isn’t exactly going to break the bank. It will be interesting to see how quickly Disney can get rolling on the sequel.