Disney+ is reported to be in the process of developing a sequel to Hocus Pocus.
According to Collider, Jen D’Angelo, a writer, and the co-producer on Workaholics will be writing the script for a thrilling sequel to the 1993 fan favorite and classic.
Rumors have been doing the rounds that Disney will go back to the Halloween viewing staple has been around for years: In 2012, it was reported that the company was planning to do a movie called Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch for release in 2014.
Then in 2017, there were a lot of gossips that indicated that Disney was planning to reboot Hocus Pocus as a television movie wit David Kirschner sticking as the original producer. However, fans were disappointed to find it would be without the original cast.
Additionally, Collider also reported that D’Angelo “has been given the task” with getting a way to bring together the original Sanderson witch sisters, essayed by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
In 2015, Midler publicly supported the idea of a Hocus Pocus follow up in a light-hearted tweet: “What am I hearing? Fast and the Furious has six sequels, and Hocus Pocus has not even one?”
Disney+ (or Disney Plus), the company’s brand new streaming service, will be coming out in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands on November 12. It will not hit countries like the UK “for some time.”
The other details of Disney+ were revealed in April, and titles that already been ensured of getting a reboot for the service include Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Cheaper by the Dozen, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Inspector Gadget.
Disney+ is the latest entry to the world of streaming service. The market is getting increasingly competitive by the minute, and producing originals is the only way to steer clear of the rest.