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Film & TV News Another Hocus Pocus Movie Is in the Works

Walt Disney Pictures president Sean Bailey has confirmed a new entry in the story of the Sanderson Sisters is currently in development.

Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus 2 Photo by Matt Kennedy, courtesy of Disney Enterprises

They're back—again! According to a piece in The New York Times on Walt Disney Pictures President Sean Bailey, another Hocus Pocus sequel is in development. Details beyond that, including if this potential sequel will see the return of original stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, remain unclear.

Salem's baddest witches—Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson—returned with Hocus Pocus 2, the long-awaited sequel to the 1993 cult hit Disney film, which began streaming on Disney+ last year. Read what the critics had to say about the surprise hit here.

Midler, Najimy, and Parker did reunite for last year's follow-up, returning to their roles as Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson, respectively. The sequel follows three teenage girls who accidentally light the black flame candle and summon the spooky trio back to Salem—and possibly gain their own powers. Playing the new trio were Whitney Peak as Becca, Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, and Lilia Buckingham as Cassie.

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Doug Jones, the original film's Billy Butcherson, also made a return appearance, with Veep stars Tony Hale and Sam Richardson joining the cast along with Hannah Waddingham.

The 1993 original film, directed by Kenny Ortega, starred a different trio who lit the black flame candle. New-kid-in-town and skeptic Max Dennison, played by Omri Katz, lights the candle to prove the town legends of the Sanderson sisters are just superstition. But when the witches return and begin to threaten the townspeople of Salem, it's up to Max, his sister Dani (Thora Birch), and Max's crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw) to stop them.

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