Update 3/4/20: Get your black-flame candles ready to light because Disney+'s Hocus Pocus sequel is ready to bring this story back to life. Director Adam Shankman (Hairspray, Rock of Ages, and the upcoming Enchanted sequel) has been tapped to direct Hocus Pocus 2 for the streaming service, TV Guide has learned.
Hocus Pocus 2 has reportedly not recruited any of the original stars of the 1993 cult Halloween classic to return to their roles, yet, but Disney is said to be hopeful that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy can reprise the Sanderson sisters for the pic.
Varietyfirst reported the news.
Jen D'Angelo, a Workaholics writer and co-producer, has been tapped to write the script and find a way to include the original film's stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. None of the three have signed on as of yet, but executives at Disney+ are reportedly hopeful.
Box office numbers for Hocus Pocus weren't off the charts back in 1993, but the movie has become a beloved Halloween staple that has maintained a cult following through the years. And if someone utters the phrase, "Oh look. Another glorious morning," you know that person is quoting Hocus Pocus. Freeform is airing the movie a whopping 33 times throughout the month of October this year.
Disney+ has not yet responded to TV Guide's request for confirmation.
The Disney+ streaming service launches Tuesday, Nov. 12.