Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler Share First Look at 'Hocus Pocus' Reunion | 22 Words

Bette Midler has us all clutching our brooms this week after she revealed a spooktacular Hocus Pocus sequel update...

I suggest we all form a calming circle...

It's the news we've all been waiting for.

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Late 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,  the stars from the original movie have 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.

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Hocus 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.

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We 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...

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And 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.

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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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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?

300 years later, on Halloween, they were back.

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The 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.

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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 it has definitely grown on audiences over the years.

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And 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.

Rumors of the new movie started all the way back in 2017, when the original screenwriter, Mick Garris, said that he had heard rumors of 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...

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But 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...

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And 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.

Back 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...

We have been waiting eagerly to hear from any other members of the cast.

Months after her co-star's revelation, Bette Midler finally broke her silence.

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, 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"...

Making reference to her broom-stick-dwelling days.

But on Sunday, Bette Midler shared a photo teasing their return...

For her "Hulaween" fundraiser taking place on October thirtieth. In the photo, they can be seen on set dressed in their iconic costumes from the original film!

Midler captioned the post...

"Your 3 fav witches - @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME - are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET! 'In Search of the Sanderson Sisters' is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces. Get your tix now (link in bio) and support @NYRP #nyrphulaween."

We're counting down the days until they announce the big news...

But while we wait, why not reminisce on the iconic Halloween movie, keep scrolling to see Hocus Pocus's best moments...