I’m willing to bet the majority of you reading this right now watched Hocus Pocus this past Halloween season, as the 1993 film is pretty much a must-watch around that time of the year. Set in Salem and centering on three witches, Hocus Pocus is Halloween personified, and fans have for years been wondering if the Sanderson sisters will ever make a return from the dead.
During a recent Ask-Me-Anything session over on Reddit, star Bette Midler was asked if a sequel was in any way a possibility, and she remarked that the ball is completely in Disney’s court. Furthermore, she added that she and the other ladies are more than interested in reprising the iconic roles, urging fans to express their desires to Disney.
“Inundate the Disney company, because I have canvassed the girls and they are wiling to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a HOCUS POCUS 2, ask the Walt Disney company,” wrote Midler. “You have been SO adorable. This has been most enlightening. SISTAHS!”
In the wake of the chat session, both Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy echoed Midler’s sentiments, confirming that they’re totally on board for a sequel. “Yep, I’m in,” tweeted Parker, while Najimy wrote the following e-mail to Buzzfeed…
‘I have read Bette’s quote and I agree. The outpouring of love from Hocus-ites has been astounding. The creativity of their Sanderson sisters costumes, posters, artwork, t-shirts, statues, TV stills, photos, compliments and line quotes have blown up social media and I want them to know … We see and appreciate it all. When a film is being shot, you never quite know the impact.. If it’ll be a hit or a miss, and..with this one … we hear y’all loud and clear!
A sequel is totally in The Disney company’s hands — And it will be exciting to see what transpires!’
So if you want to see Hocus Pocus 2, be sure to take the time to reach out to Disney and let them know you’re craving the further adventures of the Sanderson sisters. If enough of us beg and plead, they just might be forced to bend to our will!