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Bette Midler Says Original Cast Will Return For ‘Hocus Pocus’ Sequel

The original cast of the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus will reunite for a new sequel.

One year ago it was announced that Disney would make a sequel to Hocus Pocus; now, star, Bette Midler, suggests that the original cast would be returning to the screen as well.


The original Hocus Pocus film came out in 1993 and has become a cult classic since, especially popular around Halloween. The film follows a teenage boy, his sister, and their friend explore an abandoned house and accidentally free a coven of evil witches, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy, that died during the Salem Witch Trial. It's full of comedy, music, making it the perfect fun Halloween watch.

In October of 2019, it was announced that Disney was developing a Hocus Pocus 2. It wasn't clear what the new storyline would be or if the original cast would be returning, but in a recent interview, Midler stated:

They've asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes . . . [the studio hasn't confirmed but] we're just talking logistics.

Bette Midler also told ET that she would absolutely be open to returning to Hocus Pocus and although the studio hasn't confirmed anything yet,

We're just talking logistics.

The sequel is set to be directed by Adam Shankman, known for Hairspray, Rock of Ages, A Walk to Remember, and more. Bette Midler is also hosting a "Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover" event for the New York Restoration Project on October 30th which includes a Hocus Pocus cast reunion and features many other big stars.

Hocus Pocus 2 does not have a release date yet, but in the meantime, watch the original for Halloween on Disney+ or in select theaters!

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