When information of the Hocus Pocus sequel lastly shifting first broke on Collider in October 2019, it was unclear, at that time, how a lot of the unique movie’s solid could be returning. Whereas sources mentioned that author and co-producer Jen D’Angelo had been “tasked with discovering a technique to convey again the unique solid of Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary,” there haven’t been many cast-related bulletins since then. Till now.
ET lately chatted with Midler about her new movie, The Glorias, and the topic of the Hocus Pocus sequel got here up. Whereas Disney has but to verify the return of Midler, Parker, or Najimy, Midler advised ET that she is “completely” as much as reprise her Sanderson sister position, including that “We’re simply speaking logistics” and “I can’t wait to fly!” Might a extra official announcement be simply across the nook? It actually sounds prefer it. ‘Tis the Halloween season, in spite of everything.
What do we all know concerning the Hocus Pocus sequel? Properly, we all know Adam Shankman can be directing, taking on from Kenny Ortega who directed the 1993 authentic. Shankman has beforehand directed movies like Hairspray and A Stroll to Bear in mind. He’s additionally hooked up to provide Disney’s Enchanted sequel, titled Disenchanted. Whereas Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert wrote the script for the unique, primarily based on a narrative by Garris and David Kirschner, D’Angelo wrote the script for the Hocus Pocus sequel.
The unique movie follows teen boy Max Dennison, who strikes from California to Salem, Massachusetts solely to by accident convey the trio of soul-sucking witches again to life. The film ends with Max, his crush Allison, and little sister Dani, vanquishing the Sanderson sisters with out shedding their souls within the course of. Whereas there was speak of bringing again the witches for the sequel, there is no such thing as a phrase but on if the movie can also be trying to convey again Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani), or Vinessa Shaw (Allison).