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Hocus Pocus 2 in the works at Disney with original cast being sought

October 24th, 2019 by Marc Comments

It’s time to cast a new spell, guys…

We’re reported before that Disney has planned on doing a sequel or TV series based on the 1993 Halloween family classic Hocus Pocus (here), then we heard it was likely to be a reboot (here) which was a little disappointing as I’m a big fan of the original and it’s a Halloween tradition in our house to watch it (we’re going to the cinema this weekend to see it by coincidence), so while I’d love to see more of the Sanderson sisters, I’d rather it be Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary rather than someone else in the roles.

But, it seems that sometimes that ‘ol black magic does indeed come good, as word is that Disney+ have seen sense are are trying to lure the original cast back for another Halloween adventure!

Workaholics writer Jen D’Angelo is set to write the script for Hocus Pocus 2, in which she has been asked to find a way to bring back the three sisters for more evil-doing but “none of them are attached at the moment, but the studio is hopeful that they’ll be involved with the sequel in some capacity. Since the project is still in early development at Disney’s forthcoming streaming service, it remains unclear whether they’ll be the main characters, or whether we’ll see them pass the proverbial torch to a new generation of witches”.

There’s no word at all if ‘the original cast’ includes Omri Katz as Max or Thora Birch as his younger sister – personally, I reckon it would simply be the sisters and a whole new cast around them.

And that’s all we know for now… but, needless to say, I’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more.

What say you all?

Source: Collider

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….