After years of speculation and wishful thinking from the fans of the Disney Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus is finally getting a sequel. This is very exciting news for fans of the original, and here’s what we know so far.
The Sanderson Sisters won’t be making it to theaters this time around. Instead they’ll be going straight to Disney’s new streaming service Disney+, which is launching on November 12th. There’s no confirmed release date yet for the movie but Jen D’Angelo who was a writer and producer on the show Workaholics will be writing the script.
According to Collider:
Sources say that D’Angelo has been tasked with finding a way to bring back the original cast of Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary. None of them are attached at the moment, but the studio is hopeful that they’ll be involved with the sequel in some capacity. Since the project is still in early development at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, it remains unclear whether they’ll be the main characters, or whether we’ll see them pass the proverbial torch to a new generation of witches.
We’re definitely hoping that D’Angelo succeeds in getting Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy to return to play the Sanderson Sisters, and we’ll make sure to update this article as new information becomes available. Let us know in the comments what you think about Disney making the sequel to Hocus Pocus.
Here’s the classic trailer for the original Hocus Pocus: