'Hocus Pocus 2' Director Confirmed for Disney+ Release | 22 Words

The essence of Halloween is something to be excited about all year round. Candy, black lipstick and the occasional meme costume brought to life? What more could you possibly want?

And the treats continue as the cast of witches in the Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus announced that they will all be back to film Hocus Pocus 2. This news had the whole of the internet in meltdown mode.

And now, the director and platform have also been confirmed. Keep scrolling to find out how you can watch...

If you haven't heard the good news...

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The original witches from the cult classic film Hocus Pocus are set to return to the big screen.

For those of you who have never watched the film, let me sum it up for you.

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Lucky for you, there are no spoilers here! It came out in 1993 and basically plays on a historic storyline about a group of witches that had been executed but have returned to take revenge.

Set in Salem, the film story opens in 1693...

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We see a young boy (Thackery Binx) discover 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...

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He's caught by the witches and turned into an immortal cat. Don't worry, it gets better than this...

They also get caught too!

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And 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.

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But don't worry, this is meant to be a children's film, so you don't actually see the execution. However, 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.

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It's always a virgin, isn't it?

Three hundred years later, on Halloween, they were back.

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The new boy in town (Max), decided he would light the "forbidden" candle and suddenly, the trio have been released. Great going, Max!

And now the sisters are free to run havoc around the place.

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But 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 has definitely grown on audiences.

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And now everyone can't help but watch it over and over. A fun, little film for all the family.

And things got better with the first exciting announcement.

Sarah Jessica Parker who starred as the witch, Sarah Sanderson, recently commented saying that she, along with the other two witches Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy have agreed to get back together for a sequel.

Parker shared a snapshot from the film on her Instagram.

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And obviously it didn't take long for fans to start commenting asking if there was a chance of a second film with the three in it.

Parker replied back to one fan...

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She said: "We have all said yes. Now we wait. X." Another fan commented asking for, "round 2," to which the actress replied, "Sure! X."

It's now official!

Hocus Pocus 2 is definitely happening, although there's a new director working on the Disney+ film. We're all internally screaming right now.

Adam Shankman is said to be directing the 1993 cult classic.

Shankman has previously directed What Men Want and 2007's Hairspray, so there's no doubt he's got what it takes to do the original proud. Disney is said to have hired Workaholics writer Jen D'Angelo will write the script for Hocus Pocus 2, with Lynn Harris producing the film. Now we wait for the magic to happen. In the meantime, if you can't get enough of Disney, take a peep at their brand new Frozen Land. We cannot wait for this!