With the release of Disney+ just around the corner, we are getting excited about the new titles we’ll be able to binge soon. With Disney+ we’ll be able to re-watch old Disney favorites and discover new classics in the streaming format we’ve grown to love. And now, we’re also going to get a new look at the cult classic movie Hocus Pocus. Collider has learned that the Disney platform is starting production of a Hocus Pocus sequel, and we are so excited!
The original 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy wasn’t a box-office instant hit, but it has since become a true cult classic. The movie follows three Sanderson witch sisters who were cursed then resurrected 300 years later by a local boy. The movie has all the makings of an all-time favorite, and there have been rumors of a sequel happening for year, but it never panned out.
The original movie, directed by Kenny Ortega and written by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert, is filled with memorable characters and funny catchphrases (Amuck. Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!). It’s basically the perfect formula for a promising sequel, and Disney knows this.
According to reports, Jen D’Angelo, writer and co-producer of Workaholics, has been brought on to write the new script for the sequel. As of right now, there is no official word on if Midler, Parker, or Najimy will reprise their iconic roles as the Sanderson sisters, But we’re holding on to hope they will. The three did come back together for The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash in October 2018, which aired on Freeform.
No official details have been released on when we can add the Hocus Pocus sequel to our Disney+ watch queue since it’s still in development, but we’re happy to wait.