'Hocus Pocus 2' Confirmed to Bring Back Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy
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The much-awaited sequel to the classic Halloween movie has been officially picked up with the three original main stars confirmed to reprise their respective roles.

AceShowbiz - The "Hocus Pocus" sequel is officially a go, with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy returning for the magical Disney+ project.

Midler confirmed she and her movie sisters had been offered deals to reprise their witch characters for a follow-up last year (20), and now Disney bosses have announced the trio will return for "Hocus Pocus 2" in 2022.

A statement from Disney reads, "It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus @BetteMidler, @SarahJessicaParker, and @KathyNajimy will reprise their roles as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters in #HocusPocus2, coming fall 2022 to #DisneyPlus."

Parker was quick to follow up the announcement, taking to Instagram to write, "Yep. I'm ready. To run. Amok, amok, amok, amok. #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @disneyplus Sisters???"

Najimy added, "The people have spoken: I smell children... again. #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @DisneyPlus," and Midler tweeted, "Sistaaaahs! It's been 300 years... But we're BACK! #HocusPocus2 arrives Fall 2022 on @DisneyPlus."

The original was not an immediate hit when it was released in 1993, but the film has become a cult classic and Halloween favourite in recent years. The sequel has been in the works since 2019.

Last year, the trio got together for a reunion special "In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover" as a part of Midler's annual Hulaween festivities to benefit the New York Restoration Project.

The reunion followed the three sisters who return from the dead to terrorize a New England town.

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