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For years now, fans have clamored for a sequel to the box office bomb Hocus Pocus. They’re getting it. Today, during the Disney Investor Day event, the House of Mouse confirmed that Hocus Pocus 2 will be headed to Disney+ from director Adam Shankman. The original film came out in 1993, and while it was not a hit at first, it’s developed a passionate cult following.

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Hocus Pocus reunion photo

For decades, fans of the 1993 family-friendly Halloween movie Hocus Pocus have been clamoring for a sequel. A follow-up film was finally announced last year, and though original cast members Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker have said they’re interested, there hasn’t been an official announcement confirming that they’re on board.

But now they’re here with a bit of a Halloween surprise. Don’t set your hopes too high: it doesn’t seem as if director Adam Shankman’s new movie has been filming during quarantine, and there’s no announcement about it making a triumphant debut on Disney+ in time for All Hallow’s Eve this year. But perhaps this will be enough to get fans in a good mood: Bette Midler has shared a new photo of the three co-stars back in costume once again for an upcoming reunion. Read More »

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Director Adam Shankman will work his magic on Hocus Pocus 2 for Disney+. The Hairspray director has been tapped to helm the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel for Disney’s streaming service, which is being penned by Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo. However, that anticipation may waver without the non-involvement of original cast members Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, none of whom are confirmed to be on board for Hocus Pocus 2.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The original witches from Hocus Pocus will apparently be back for the sequel.
  • Halloween Kills has wrapped, so let’s all look at Anthony Michael Hall!
  • Ghostbusters 2020 has also wrapped, but here’s one more casting announcement.
  • Remember Jon Heder? He’s back, appearing in a new Tremors sequel.

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ is Being Summoned at Disney+

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It turns out that all that talk about a Hocus Pocus sequel wasn’t a bunch of — well, you know. Disney+ is developing a Hocus Pocus 2 movie with Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo set to pen the script. The original cast hasn’t been confirmed to return, but D’Angelo has reportedly been tasked with bringing back the bewitching trio played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.

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hocus pocus book

Maybe magic exists after all. A feature film sequel to Disney’s beloved 1993 fantasy-comedy is all but dead, but the highly-demanded Hocus Pocus sequel will get resurrected in literary form.

An all-new Hocus Pocus book, to be released on the film’s 25th anniversary, will feature a retelling of the classic Halloween movie as well as a sequel that takes place decades later with a new generation of Salem teens, inlcuding Max and Allison’s 17-year-old daughter, Poppy.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jared Leto talks more about Tron 3 and whether he’ll appear in Suicide Squad 2
  • Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgard explains his desires for It: Chapter Two
  • Blade Runner 2049‘s director talks about the film’s marketing campaign
  • Watch the kids from the Avatar sequels hang out at Pandora – The World of Avatar in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • And More!

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Might Really Be Happening

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Hocus Pocus, the live-action Disney film that people ignored in theaters but later embraced on home video has become a Halloween staple for many, inspiring a cult fandom that won’t stop talking about the film once the end of September rolls around. Rumors of a sequel to the film have been bubbling over for some time, and now it seems original Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris has confirmed the sequel is the real deal. Read more about Hocus Pocus 2 below.

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In today’s edition of sequel bits:

  • Screenwriter Jane Goldman discusses Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
  • Actor David Harbour talks about season two of Stranger Things.
  • An update from Martin Lawrence on Bad Boys for Life
  • A preview of The Lost Boys comic.
  • Sarah Jessica Parker says Hocus Pocus 2 remains a fantasy.
  • And more.

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Hocus Pocus

It’s a tradition as reliable as jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treating: Every year around Halloween, nostalgic Gen Xers and Millennials revisit the 1993 comedy Hocus Pocus, and then get to wondering why no one’s made a sequel yet. This year, Bette Midler even joined in on the conversation with a (facetious) explanation. As far as we know, though, Disney hasn’t officially fired up the cauldron yet.

And just to drive that last point home, Sarah Jessica Parker has gone on the record to clear things up: No, as far as she knows, there’s no Hocus Pocus 2 coming soon to a theater near you. But that doesn’t preclude the possibility of its returning in another form, according to producer and co-writer David Kirschner. Get the latest comments on the Hocus Pocus sequel after the jump.  Read More »