With Halloween approaching and our favorite Trick ‘ Treat season movies are on our minds. One film that is a must see every year is 1993’s Hocus Pocus. Well, for those of you who love the cooky witches we have good news. After twenty-four years there may be a sequel brewing.
There have long been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for years involving Mick Garris (one of the original writers). Now, he’s given us real hope. During a conversation with Forbes, Garris himself teased that Hocus Pocus 2 is in development.
Generation after generation, it’s kind of remarkable and fantastic to have something brought to the screen like that and to have it embraced generation after generation,” Garris said. “Everybody I meet, it’s either their daughters or their own favorite movie and it’s incredibly exciting. There have been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for the last 10 years that will not die. I have heard they are developing the script, I haven’t been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead.”
He was asked about the original cast reprising their roles and responded:
I think they are, yeah, I think they are,” Garris stataed. “If they don’t do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?”
The three he’s referring to are Bette Miller, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. I couldn’t picture anyone else playing the Sanderson sisters.
So, we may be getting a sequel after all. We’ll let you know when we learn more. In the meantime, remember it’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.