Disney Developing “Hocus Pocus 2” for Disney+, Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”) to Write Script

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Pull up a cauldron and grab your broomstick (or vacuum cleaner)! A sequel to Hocus Pocus is reportedly in development for Disney+, according to Collider‘s Jeff Sneider.

Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics, LA to Vegas, Happy Together) has been hired to pen the script for the film. Sneider also reported that D’Angelo has been given another task as well (and we’re not talking about sucking out the souls of all the children in Salem): getting the actresses behind the infamous Sanderson sisters, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, to reprise their roles in the sequel. None of them are currently signed to the project, but Disney is reportedly optimistic that they will return in some fashion. The project is still in the early stages, and it’s not yet known if Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson would be the main characters, or if they would “pass the torch” to a new class of witches.

While not initially a box office success on its release in 1993, Hocus Pocus has become a staple of the Halloween season, having repeated viewings on Freeform throughout the month of October, its own stage show at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World, and plenty of themed merchandise and food offerings. (And don’t you worry; the original film will be available to watch on Disney+ on launch day.) This is far from Disney’s first attempt at revisiting Hocus Pocus; back in 2017, a remake of the film was reportedly in development for Disney Channel.

Are you ready to light the Black Flame Candle and bring the Sanderson sisters back to the screen? Let us know in the comments below!

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I must be the only person that hates this movie. I saw it IN THE THEATER. It does not need a sequel. Write something new please!

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Nothing NEEDS a sequel, but if a sequel exists, you don’t NEED to see it.

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Our whole family loves Hocus pocus yes please do a sequel please keep it as much like the original as possible no foul language as my kids love this movie to as for the characters maybe before they bust into dust their souls went into something close by as in the CW’s supernatural demons do.. we’re so ready for another.