Hocus Pocus 3 | Sequel officially confirmed by Disney

(L-R): Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Bette Midler as Winifred Sanderson, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson in HOCUS POCUS 2, exclusively on Disney+. Photo by Matt Kennedy. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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Disney confirms that it’s definitely pressing ahead with Hocus Pocus 3, following the success of Hocus Pocus 2 last year.

We’ve timed this story perfectly for the day after Halloween, strategically positioned to get the fewest possible clicks. We’re really good at this website news writing lark.

Furthermore, the crux of the story is in the headline, and not 500 words and a load of waffle down: Disney is indeed pressing ahead with a fresh sequel to Hocus Pocus. That withstanding, a little bit of waffle shall now follow.

The news has been confirmed by Disney’s Sean Bailey, the man who’s been overseeing live action remakes at the studio over the past decade of change. He simply declared in the interview that “yes, Hocus Pocus 3 is happening.”

At this stage, he’s not confirmed whether Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy can be tempted back for a further instalment, but we’d assume offers are going in. Midler has talked already about interest in another film, so there’s at the very least some interest on her part.

The original landed all the way back in 1993, and it took nearly 30 years to get a sequel. Thing is, last year’s Hocus Pocus 2 was and is a real delight, made for Disney+ and released on the firm’s streaming service. We’d imagine the third film is going the same way too.

Read more: Hocus Pocus 2 review | The witches are back

The slimness of confirmed information also gives us no clues as to a timescale or director – Anne Fletcher helmed the follow-up – but we’ll add news on that as and when we hear more. We can’t imagine Disney will want to take its time with the film.

Sean Bailey’s confirmation comes as part of an extensive piece with The New York Times, which is available here (it’s behind a paywall, but you sometimes get a free trial article, which is nice).

More, as always, as we hear it.

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