Hot off the heels of the 30th anniversary of the first film, Disney boss Sean Bailey confirms that a third instalment is being developed.
According to an interview Mr Bailey did for the New York Times, he confirmed that Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker will be returning to Salem.
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This news will come as no surprise to Disney fans after Hocus Pocus 2 broke streaming records when it debuted on Disney+ in 2022.
Mr Bailey also revealed that Hocus Pocus 3 is just one of around 50 other projects that are in various stages of development.
Details about the new film are scarce at the moment but in an interview for EW, Ormi Katz who starred as Max Dennison in the 1993 original said that “Who’s to say there has to be continuity in terms of the story? You can create any story. If they were to take the book and turn it into a screenplay, it doesn’t have to be the witches coming back, they can just do whatever they want, and people will be stoked to see it regardless, “The witches are 30 years older, so we’ve got to get this done sooner than later. We can’t wait another 30 years. Sorry, it’s the truth! I’m sure Bette does not want to be doing this at age 98.”