Bette Midler, star of the cult classic Hocus Pocus has confirmed that a sequel to the halloween film is in the works.
Bette Midler has confirmed that the original cast of Hocus Pocus will reunite in the upcoming sequel planned by Disney who owns the rights to the film.
It was reported in 2019 that a follow-up to the 1993 film was in the beginning stages of planning by Disney+, the company’s streaming service.
Bette Midler, who played witch Winnie Sanderson in the film, has now revealed that she will be reprising her role, and that the other two stars would also be returning to reprise their roles. Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as her sisters Sarah and Mary Sanderson respectively.
Midler told Fox 5 New York “They want to make a movie, they’ve asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes. I’m game, I’m totally game.”
In addition, the trio are also set to reunite at a virtual, one-night-only documentary-style fundraising event called In Search Of The Sanderson Sisters. The special Halloween fundraiser which takes place on Friday (October 30).
Midler said of the cast’s reunion: “It was so bizarre to have been these characters 27 years ago.”
“And to put all that gear on… it was so bizarre because we fell into exactly the same relationship we had and the same style of behaving on screen that we had 27 years ago. As if we had been off for a weekend!”