30 May 2020 00:33
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.
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.
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.