Disney hopes to cast a spell again with another hocus pocus installment.
The studio is officially developing hocus pocus 3Walt Disney Studios head of Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey confirmed it while discussing upcoming live-action projects in a profile posted by New York Times Sunday.
Fans will definitely be excited by the next news. hocus pocus 2 broke broadcast records It debuted on Disney+ last September. The sequel comes nearly 30 years after the original movie, which was released in 1993.
No other information was given about the potential third film, including its release date or cast. But stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker have said they would be open to making another movie.
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The trio play the Sanderson Sisters, three cursed witches who return from the dead to Salem, Massachusetts, decades after being exiled to seek young souls to devour.
“I’ve always been envious of people who have played their favorite character more than once,” Midler said. weekly fun in September. “I would love to have a franchise – especially a character I love to play.”
The 77-year-old Grammy, Emmy and Tony winner added if there was a third one. hocus pocus, has not yet figured out what the story will be. “I can’t imagine what the story would be like, but I love Winifred, Sarah, Mary and our relationship,” Midler said. “Good for women. We stick together in hell and on high waters, but we cause mayhem, and not many women cause that much mayhem!”
Najimy, 66, initially rejected the concept of a third movie. EW. “We’ve pulled every story you can get out of this,” he said, “I guess, never say never. … I don’t know if there are plans for a third, but I know the fans. They’re committed to this movie. I’m glad we were able to bring that to them.”
Parker, 58, was also on board. “Of course I’d be happy to talk,” he said. EW“Depends on what Kathy and Bette want!”
Meanwhile, three stars from the original film that were not included in the 2022 sequel could appear in the third installment.
Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani) and Vinessa Shaw (Allison) helped bring down the Sanderson Sisters in the first movie. And they all expressed their desire to reprise their roles.
“We tried so hard to bring the original cast back for the cameo, and then for one reason or another, it just didn’t work.” hocus pocus 2 screenwriter Jen D’Angelo told Variation. “But I hope hocus pocus 3, We will see Max and Alison living in California.”
Probably Dani too – because she was supposed to play a teacher in the second movie.
“We had three options for how to bring Dani back, and all of them excited me,” Birch said. EW. “When they started filming, I was already on something else.”
hocus pocus And hocus pocus 2 now airing on Disney+.