STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING! A sequel to the 1993 movie “Hocus Pocus” could possibly be a reality. I REPEAT -- Disney may be making a “Hocus Pocus 2.”
Fans of the classic Halloween movie gathered Saturday on the Disney Studio Lot, Soundstage 2 -- where a lot of the film was shot -- for a special 20th anniversary screening and Q&A panel with the cast and crew. The “Hocus Pocus” reunion was put together by D23, the official Disney fan club. In attendance at the screening was Kathy Najimy (Mary Sanderson), David Kirschner (producer and creator), Thora Birch (Dani), Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson), Vinessa Shaw (Allison), Omri Katz (Max), John Debney (composer), Tony Gardner (make-up and special effects) and William Sandell (production designer). The screening also featured props and costumes from the movie, along with autographs for fans. The D23 site reported that the event was the “largest reunion of the cast and crew in the film’s history.”
It appears as if a virgin lit the black flame candle because the panel took the time to discuss a highly anticipated sequel to the Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker lead movie.
Fans in attendance took to Twitter to share the exciting news with other Sanderson Sister fanatics:
— StephFloraTIU☮♡✝ (@StephFloraTIU) October 20, 2013
@ItsMeJesssicaG Ooops, I meant, did you hear about the Hocus Pocus sequel?! It's being pitched to Disney!
— Tracy B (@mooretracyb) October 20, 2013
— Stacey Jaros (@srj68) October 20, 2013
— Richard (@Chachalina55) October 21, 2013
— Shawn M. Anderson (@SMorganAnderson) October 19, 2013
Besides the tweets from fans at the reunion, no other word on the "Hocus Pocus" sequel has been announced. And unfortunately this isn't the first time that rumors of a second installment have run amok, amok, amok. In 2012, Moviehole.net reported that Disney was "quietly developing plans for a sequel" to the flick. The second film was rumored to be titled "Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elerwitch" and about a "new cackling evildoer" who was let loose in modern day. Disney quickly shot town the rumor, telling the Huffington Post in July 2012 that "the studio is not developing a sequel to 'Hocus Pocus.'"
Would you like to see a sequel to "Hocus Pocus"? Check out the photos from the 20th anniversary screening below and let us know what you think.
Amanda Remling studied journalism at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ.
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