SALEM, Massachusetts (KXAN) — Protect your kids, the Sanderson Sisters will be back next year, star Bette Midler announced Thursday on Twitter. It will be released on the digital streaming platform Disney+.
Disney revealed in 2019 that “Hocus Pocus 2” was in development and that the original stars — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy — were all returning. It offered few other details at the time, and wouldn’t say when the movie would be released.
Then last week, actress Thora Birch, who was just 11 years old when the original “Hocus Pocus” came out in 1993, first hinted at a 2022 release date and her own involvement. Birch is now 39 years old.
“Hocus Pocus,” which was released to mixed reviews in 1993, has gone on to become a cult classic and a yearly viewing for many people each year around Halloween.
Midler, Parker, and Najimy starred as the Sanderson Sisters, murderous witches who accidentally reawakened by unknowing kids in the 1990s. One can likely assume a similar situation will reawaken the Sisters once again in Present Day.
Last time, the witches had to get used to seeing things like a lighter, a vacuum cleaner, and vehicles. No word yet how they’ll interact with kids today, but since 1993 we have invented powerful smartphones, driver-less cars and social media.