Bette Midler has this week given us that highly-anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel update...
It's the news we've all been waiting for.
via: IMDBLate last year, it was confirmed by Disney that Hocus Pocus 2 was officially in the works, thirty years on from the original movie's release.
Understandably, fans of the iconic Halloween movie were over the moon to hear the news.And now, one of the stars from the original movie has come forward with some incredibly exciting information about the highly-anticipated sequel. But, first...
For those of you who have never watched the movie, let's have a quick recap.
via: IMDBHocus Pocus came out in 1993 and tells the historic tale of a group of witches who, after been executed, have returned to Earth to get revenge.
Set in Salem, the story occurs in 1693.
via: IMDBWe watch as a young boy (Thackery Binx) discovers that his sister is missing so, in order to go and rescue her, he visits the house of witches.
Unfortunately, things don't go well for him there...
via: IMDBAnd he is caught by the witches and turned into an immortal cat. Don't worry, it gets better than this, I promise...
Then, in a sudden turn of events, the Witches get caught.
via: IMDBAnd you know what it meant for women back then if they were capable of anything magical, or if they had a slightly pointed nose, or crooked teeth, or just women in general...
They were executed.
via: IMDBHowever, before they were killed, the 3 decide to cast a spell that guarantees them life again but on one condition...
A virgin must light the Black Flame candle.
via: IMDBIt's always a virgin, isn't it?
300 years later, on Halloween, they were back.
via: IMDBThe new boy in town, Max, decided that he would light the "forbidden" candle and suddenly, the trio have been released. Great going, Max!
And now, the sisters were free to play havoc.
via: IMDBBut with the help of the talking cat, Binx, who also thinks Max is a bit of an idiot, the children take down the sisters.
This film received mixed reviews at the time, but it has definitely grown on audiences over the years.
via: IMDBAnd now, everyone can't help but watch it over and over - a fun film for all the family.
And things have just got even better with the new announcement.Hocus Pocus 2 moving ahead as a movie, with a script already in development.
Shortly afterward, Disney made the official confirmation that a second film was in the works...
via: ShutterstockBut they said that it would be a reboot rather than a direct sequel.
However, October 2019 brought the news that Hocus Pocus 2 would indeed be a sequel to the original...
via: ShutterstockAnd it will be available to watch on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. They really love to toy with our emotions, don't they?
It has already been confirmed that the original 3 witches will be returning to the big screen.
via: GettyBack in May, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the role of Sarah Sanderson, confirmed that the 3 Sanderson sisters will indeed be returning, as will her co-stars, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy.
However, since Parker made the comments...
via: GettyWe have been waiting eagerly to hear from any other members of the cast.
And now, months after her co-stars revealation, Bette Midler has finally broken her silence.
via: GettyWhile speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Midler, seventy-four, said that she would "absolutely" be up for reprising her iconic role as Winifred Sanderson.
She also added that she "can't wait to fly again"...
via: GettyMaking reference to her broom-stick-dwelling days.
However, Midler wanted to clarify that nothing is set in stone just yet.
via: GettyThough the studio hasn't officially confirmed the original stars' involvement in the movie, Midler added to ET, "We're just talking logistics."