‘Tis time! Time to speculate, anyway. It is now officially happening; Disney’s new streaming platform, Disney+, is making a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo is set to write the script.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the witch Sarah in the original Hocus Pocus, posted a picture on Instagram on Halloween. But unlike many celebrities, it wasn’t a picture of her fabulously outrageous or fabulously clever costume. Instead, Parker uploaded a screenshot from the Halloween cult classic, Hocus Pocus, directed by High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega. The picture showed all three Sanderson sisters, played by actresses Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Parker, from a scene in the movie.
Parker captioned the image, “Halloween 2019,” then, “One for the books.” She signed off, “X, SJ.”
What could it mean? Was her post just a nostalgic look back at an iconic Disney film? Or a hint that Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson are returning to the sequel?
Writer says ‘Hocus Pocus 2; should include original cast members
Mick Garris, co-writer of Hocus Pocus, spoke with Forbes about a possible sequel in 2017.
“All three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?” Garris said about the original cast. He also remarked that if Disney didn’t use the original witches, it “would be a big mistake.”
Many fans tend to agree with this argument.
Fans agree the sequel needs the OG Sanderson sisters
When the news came out that a Hocus Pocus 2 was in the works at Disney+, with a writer attached, the internet had mixed reactions.
The overwhelming reaction was: we’re excited or the sequel, as long as it includes the original cast of witches.
“ORIGINAL CAST OR NOTHING!” someone else tweeted. “I will literally subscribe to Disney plus JUST for this!”
‘Hocus Pocus’ cast gave green light to Disney Plus or another movie
An Instagram follower commented on Parker’s Hocus Pocus post, wondering, ” Any chance of a sequel!?” She followed it up with a fingers-crossed and prayer hands emoji.
Parker replied to the comment in a way that’s got us ready to light our black flame candles.
“We have all said yes,” Parker wrote, and we assume this means she has communicated to the powers that be at Disney that she has agreed to appear in a Hocus Pocus sequel. “Now we wait,” she continued.
Indeed, we will have to wait a little bit longer to get the nitty-gritty details of Hocus Pocus 2‘s casting choices. We can only hope that Disney+ is in talks with Midler, Najimy, and Parker, so all three Sanderson sisters can jump on their broomsticks and fly back into our lives.