The ‘Hocus Pocus’ sequel you’ve always dreamed of could become a reality soon! All three sistah witches — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — are eager to star in a sequel to the classic 1993 Halloween hit!
The witching hour could be upon us soon! Bette Midler, 68, revealed during a Reddit AMA on Nov. 6 that she’d be totally down to put a spell on fans once again in a bewitching new Hocus Pocus sequel — but apparently it’s up to us to convince Disney to make the magic happen!
‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel? — Bette Midler & Sarah Jessica Parker Want A New Movie
Who doesn’t love seeing Hocus Pocus pop up on TV every Halloween? The more fun than freaky flick about a trio of sister witches who get resurrected in Salem, Mass. has become a cult classic that we think would pair quite nicely with a sequel! And apparently Bette, and her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, 49, and Kathy Najimy, 57, agree!
After being asked several times during a recent Reddit AMA whether she would be willing to reprise her role as Winifred Sanderson, Bette finally replied, “You have to go to send in your cards to the Walt Disney company. The ball’s in their court.”
Get your pens ready, Hocus Pocus fans!
“Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are wiling to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a HOCUS POCUS 2, ask the Walt Disney company,” Bette added during the Q&A session. “You have been SO adorable. This has been most enlightening. SISTAHS!”
After hearing about the potential sequel, Kathy chimed in with a statement that reads:
I have read Bette’s quote and I agree. The outpouring of love from Hocus-ites has been astounding. The creativity of their Sanderson sisters costumes, posters, artwork, T-shirts, statues, TV stills, photos, compliments and line quotes have blown up social media and I want them to know.. We see and appreciate it all. When a film is being shot, you never quite know the impact.. If it’ll be a hit or a miss, and..with this one…we hear y’all loud and clear! A sequel is totally in The Disney company’s hands– And it will be exciting to see what transpires!
Sarah Jessica, meanwhile, is filming a movie abroad and could not comment, her rep tells The Huffington Post. But don’t run amok just yet, if Bette says Sarah Jessica is in, then we believe her!
‘Hocus Pocus’: Tina Fey To Produce Sequel To 1993 Cult Hit?
We can tell you one star who will definitely not be involved in the project — Tina Fey, 44.
Earlier this year, Tina was rumored to be producing a Hocus Pocus sequel but our sister site Deadline later confirmed that Disney had instead signed the 30 Rock alum to a film currently titled Untitled Witch Project. Blerg!
So HollywoodLifers, do YOU want a Hocus Pocus sequel? Let us know!
— Tierney McAfee