It's almost Halloween, meaning it's the best time of the year for a very specific film: Hocus Pocus . The Spooky Season classic starring Bette Midler as Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah and Kathy Najimy as Mary has been thrilling Disney fans and Halloween lovers for decades. The film directed by Kenny Ortega was not a blockbuster at the time of its first release. However, the nostalgia and Campy fun of Hocus Pocus (not to mention the unfounded freeform repeats) made for a late flowering.
A few days ago it was reported that a remake or a sequel of The Groundbreaking Movie is officially in the works at Disney's new streaming service. Collider was the first to announce the exciting news. Jen D & # 39; Angelo, author and co-producer of the Comedy Central series Workaholics The Fox sitcom LA to Vegas and the CBS sitcom Happy Together Write the script of the sequel.
Even though the child-friendly Halloween movie has become a cult classic in recent years, not all fans are looking forward to the news of the sequel.
Will the cast of & # 39; Hocus Pocus 2 & # 39; be the same as the first one?
A remake in the 2017 works did not include the original cast, but things could have changed in recent years. Especially now that we live in the Disney era.
Collider reported that currently none of the original cast is attached to the current project. "The studio hopes, however, that they will somehow be involved in the sequel."
Mick Garris, co-author of Hocus Pocus spoke with Forbes about a possible sequel in 2017. He argued that "if Disney does not include the original actresses, it would be a big mistake." We do not necessarily agree.
"All three are still so incredibly powerful and powerful and great Who can rebuild these characters? "Garris asked.
Perhaps Hocus Pocus 2 focuses on a new generation of witches rather than the original three. This has some fans of the OG HP a little concern.
Do we need a sequel to the first movie?
But not everyone was enthusiastic about the news of the sequel. A Tweeter wrote : "Please stop doing unwanted sequels." Others shared with them when they simply commented : "No; some were more polite with a "no thanks".
Perhaps the movie has become so popular that no possible sequel could ever achieve what the original Hocus Pocus means to us. A tweeter supported this theory when she commented "I do not need a # 2, I need the old one to be televised [sic]."
Twitter has opinions on the & # 39; Hocus Pocus & # 39; continuation witches
Some fans were open to the idea that they only had provisions. In several tweets it was demanded that the same actresses who played the Sanderson sisters in 1993 . Hocus Pocus also played it in the sequel.
"Return the original cast or we do not want it." was tweeted . One demanded the same otherwise "they can keep it". Another promised "I will protest" if Midler, Parker and Najimy do not play along in the new version.
It was promised to subscribe to the entire platform for Hocus Pocus 2 only – as long as the sequel contains the cast of the original film.
We have to wait for the movie to come out, most likely next year, to see if we have to protest – and if the tweeter @Sqwishyx is subscribed to Disney + or not. We are on the verge of our seats.
Disney + launches on November 12th.