The Hocus Pocus films have change into important viewing each Halloween. The primary movie was launched in 1993 and has since developed right into a cult traditional. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy’s Sanderson sisters have remodeled into Halloween icons.

After practically twenty years, the trio reunited for the Disney+ movie Hocus Pocus 2, which was launched in September 2022. The film turned the most-watched film ever on Disney+ and set a Nielsen streaming film report with greater than 2.7 billion minutes of viewing.

What does this imply for Hocus Pocus 3? Will Hocus Pocus put a spell on viewers as soon as once more in Hocus Pocus 3, or is all of it only a bunch of hocus pocus? Your souls can relaxation as a result of there’s a third Hocus Pocus film in improvement, and the staff has massive plans for one specific character. HollywoodLife has all the most recent Hocus Pocus 3 updates.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy in ‘Hocus Pocus 2.’ (Disney+)

Has ‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Been Confirmed?

Sure, Hocus Pocus 3 is in improvement. Oh, what a wonderful morning! In June 2023, Walt Disney Photos president Sean Bailey confirmed a 3rd Hocus Pocus film is going on in his New York Times profile.

Since Hocus Pocus 3 remains to be within the early phases, there’s no timetable for a launch date but. On condition that SAG-AFTRA remains to be on strike, main productions like this can be on maintain till additional discover. Nevertheless, we are able to deduce that the third Hocus Pocus would seemingly be launched round Halloween sooner or later.

What Would ‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Be About?

Hocus Pocus 3 screenwriter Jen D’Angelo is presently engaged on the story for the subsequent Hocus Pocus sequel. Nevertheless, she teased that the Mom Witch will seemingly be a serious focus level of Hocus Pocus 3.

“We’re nonetheless within the story section, we’re nonetheless engaged on it,” Jen informed EW. “We’ve been engaged on some concepts. It’s been enjoyable to dive again into that world and we have now so many instructions wherein to go and so many new characters to discover. We’ve solely scratched the floor of Hannah Waddingham’s mom witch.”

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Hannah Waddingham as Mom Witch. (Disney+)

On the finish of Hocus Pocus 3, Winifred is reunited with Sarah and Mary after they fade to mud. Whereas it looks like that’s the tip of the story for the Sanderson sisters, something can occur on this planet of witchcraft! The sequel hinted at a 3rd movie when a crow — the identical one the Mom Witch had shapeshifted into in the beginning of the movie — is seen flying overhead on the finish of the film. In a post-credits scene, Gilbert’s cat Cobweb walks throughout a field that reads “Black Flame Candle #2.”

‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Solid

There’s been no official casting bulletins but for Hocus Pocus 3. Nevertheless, on condition that the screenwriter talked about the Mom Witch, Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham would seemingly return for the third movie.

Except Hocus Pocus 3 went again in time or the movie went in a unique path, new characters Becca, Izzy, and Cassie would seemingly pop up once more. Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, and Lilia Buckingham united to change into a brand new trio of witches within the sequel.

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Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo in ‘Hocus Pocus 2.’ (Everett Assortment)

Whitney spoke completely with HollywoodLife about Hocus Pocus 3 forward of Hocus Pocus 2’s launch. “I imply, I might be down. However I don’t know if there may be. I really feel like everyone retains asking me and I’m like, there may be sort of a post-credits scene that leaves the door open, however you didn’t hear from me,” the actress stated.

However what about Bette, Sarah, and Kathy? Hocus Pocus wouldn’t be Hocus Pocus with out the Sanderson sisters. The trio beforehand mentioned the concept of a 3rd film.

“If there was a 3rd one, after all, I’d signal on, however I don’t know the way,” Bette informed EW. “I can’t think about what the story could be, however I like Winifred, Sarah, Mary, and our relationship. It’s good for girls. We stick collectively by way of hell and excessive water, however we do trigger mayhem, and never many ladies trigger that a lot mayhem!”

Sarah stated she’d “be blissful to have a dialog” a couple of third film, and all of it “is determined by what Kathy and Bette need!” Alternatively, Kathy famous, “I really feel like we’re completed. We’ve pulled each story you may pull out of this. I assume, by no means say by no means, however I really feel grateful that we received to do it once more. I don’t know that there are plans for a 3rd one, however I do know followers are devoted to this movie. I’m simply blissful we are able to deliver this to them.”

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Thora Birch, Vinessa Shaw, and Omri Katz in ‘Hocus Pocus.’ (Buena Vista/Everett Assortment)

Hocus Pocus followers have been disillusioned that Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, Thora Birch, and Jason Marsden didn’t return within the sequel as their characters from the unique movie. “We weren’t invited to that assembly,” Omri said through the Hocus Pocus 90s Con panel. “So we don’t actually know why we weren’t invited. I believe the fan base actually wished to see one thing with us. … Yeah, I don’t know. It’s laborious to actually work out the selections which can be made concerning what they need to do.” Hocus Pocus 3 might deliver Max, Allison, Dani, and Thackery Binx again into the fold!

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