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30 May 2020 00:33

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Sarah Jessica Parker Says Original Witches Want to Return for Hocus Pocus 2

According to Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and she would all still love to have a role in the sequel. Back in October, it was reported that a sequel to the classic Halloween film was in production for Disney+. It is also reported that the original cast of Midler, Parker and Najimy are not directly attached to the sequel but Disney is hopeful they would be involved in some capacity. When the sequel was confirmed back in October, Parker posted a Halloween picture of the three Sanderson Sisters. Speaking on SiriusXM's Radio Andy show on May 28, Parker was asked if she thought there would be a sequel to Hocus Pocus.

"I think that it's something that… Bette and Kathy and I are all very hospitable to the idea," Parker said. "And I think for a long time people were talking about it as…if it had been, people were moving forward with it in a real way, but we were unaware of it. But I think now we've gotten to the point where we've all, we've agreed publicly to the right people, 'Yes, that would be a very very fun idea.' So we'll see. Get those witch cauldrons ready: Sarah Jessica Parker teased a Hocus Pocus sequel in a recent interview, revealing that much of the original cast and crew is on board. Speaking with Bruce Bozzi on his SiriusXM radio show Quarantined with Bruce on May 29, Parker said that a sequel to the 1993 film directed by Kenny Ortega would be "a very, very fun idea" — and divulged that her former onscreen witch sisters Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy are also keen on a second film.

"I think it's something that Bette and Kathy and I are — we are very hospitable to the idea," Parker told Bozzi. But I think now, we've gotten to the point where we've agreed publicly to the right people, [that] 'yes, that would be a very, very fun idea,' so we'll see." She added, "We'll see what the future holds." Considered a cult classic, Hocus Pocus follows Parker, Midler, and Najimy as a coven of evil, outlandish witch sisters named Sarah, Winifred, and Mary, respectively, who are awakened from the dead by a teen named Max (Omri Katz) and soon wreak havoc on the town of Salem, Massachusetts. Disney+ announced in October 2019 that a Hocus Pocus sequel was in the works, but not much information has been released about the follow up and whether or not Parker, Midler, Najimy, or the rest of the original cast would return. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight last October after the Disney+ news broke, Midler said she would be up to return. Najimy told the publication in a separate interview, "Here's the honest answer: Sarah and Bette and I all have a million projects and things that we're into, so I don't know if they're gonna offer us [parts]." She added, "I'm happy that it's happening, because the fans are really rabid and they really want it, [and] if we're not all available to star in it, I think it would be so great to do a cameo.

Sarah Jessica Parker has provided a promising update on the long-rumoured Hocus Pocus sequel. At the time, it was said that Workaholics writer Jen D'Angelo had signed on to pen the script and Hairspray's Adam Shankman was on board to direct. However, fans have been worrying since whether original cast members Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Midler would reprise their roles as the iconic Sanderson sisters. "I think that it is something Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and I are all very hospitable to the idea," she explained in a teaser for an upcoming episode of Quarantined with Bruce. "We've agreed publicly to the right people, yes, that would be a very, very fun idea, so we'll see what the future holds," she added.

Released in 1993, the original centres on a young boy named Max (Omri Katz) who inadvertently resurrects witches Sarah, Winifred and Mary, endangering the Salem town he and his family move to just before Halloween. Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy star as the witches in 1993's Hocus Pocus Sarah Jessica Parker Says Original Sanderson Sisters Want to Return for Hocus Pocus 2: 'We'll See' Sarah Jessica Parker revealed that she, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy — the witches from 1993's Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus — are all on board to reprise their roles as Sarah, Winifred and Mary Sanderson for the sequel. "I think for a long time people were talking about it as if people we're moving forward with it in a real way but we were unaware of it," Parker continued. "But I think now we've gotten to the point where we've agreed publicly to the right people — 'yes that would be a very very fun idea,' so we'll see what the future holds." Hocus Pocus Follow-Up in the Works for Disney+ The original Hocus Pocus follows the trio of witch sisters who, after being accidentally resurrected on Halloween, set out to suck the life out of a town of children to undo the curse that sent them away 300 years earlier. Bette Midler has also expressed her interest in doing the Hocus Pocus sequel, most recently discussing the movie at her annual Hulaween event in New York City.

Hocus Pocus, the beloved 1993 Halloween classic that every millennial worth their salt absolutely adores, is getting a sequel. Disney+ has officially launched the development of Hocus Pocus 2, and, according to none other than Ms. Sarah Jessica Parker herself, all three Sanderson sisters are very into starring in the sequel. "I think that it's something that Bette [Midler] and Kathy [Najimy] and I are … very hospitable to the idea," Parker said on Sirius XM's "Quarantined with Bruce" this week. "I think for a long time, people were talking about it as if people were moving forward with it in a real way but we were unaware of it." The original Hocus Pocus starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the three infamous witch sisters who have been cursed since 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts. "I think now we've gotten to the point where we all, like, agreed publicly to the right people, [saying], 'Yes! When Variety initially announced news of the sequel, the film's original stars were not attached to it.