It seems someone must’ve lit the ‘Black Flame candle!’
The spooky news we’ve all been eagerly waiting for has finally been confirmed. And the best part? It was announced by none other than actress Sarah Jessica Parker.
Earlier, it was announced that our childhood’s favorite Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, was receiving a sequel and was already in the works. But we had no clue whether the OG witches would be returning…, up until now.
Parker set the record straight by responding to one of her Instagram followers that she, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy have all agreed to return!
The sequel is set to release on Disney+ in 2020, and to be fair, it would’ve been nothing without the three original Sanderson sisters, Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (SJP) and Mary (Kathy Najimy). After all, the three witches easily created the perfect Sanderson sister trio.
At Midler’s annual Hulaween gala in New York City, Midler told Entertainment Weekly:
“Oh my goodness, me. Oh, I hope they get to me before I’m a corpse. We wanna fly again. I hope Disney+ is a big success, and I hope we get to do it, because [Winifred] is, of course, one of my favorite characters… I can’t wait to read the script. We’re gonna see what happens.”
But fans started to feel the magic when Parker shared a Hocus Pocus throwback photo of the Sanderson sisters on Instagram, captioning it, “Halloween 2019 One for the books.”
And when one commenter asked about the sequel, Sarah Parker promisingly replied, “We have all said yes. Now we wait.”
It sounds like all the three ‘sisters’ are on board, and now it’s just a matter of negotiating contracts, scheduling, etc.
And if you still don’t know what the story is all about, you need to watch it right away. Or just read out its synopsis.
The film begins with the Sanderson sisters, from Salem, who are hung on Halloween for their witchcraft and involvement in children going missing. But the head witch, Winnie, has a magical spell book that reveals a prophecy that if a virgin lights the black flame candle in their cottage on Halloween in future years, the witches will be resurrected.
Naturally, the witches are brought back to life but are horrified to find themselves alive 300 years later when Halloween has evolved to a playful holiday. But one thing hasn’t changed about the witches, though, and that’s their disgust for kids.
Since the three women have “said yes” to being involved in the sequel, all signs point to the OG witches reprising their roles.