'Hocus Pocus 3' is within the works at Disney

Disney is conjuring up a 3rd “Hocus Pocus.”

President of Walt Disney Studios Movement Image Manufacturing Sean Bailey confirmed to The New York Instances that “Hocus Pocus 3” is formally within the works. 

This comes after “Hocus Pocus 2,” a long-awaited follow-up to the 1993 comedy, was successful on Disney+ final yr. Disney mentioned the sequel had the largest debut ever for one of many streamer’s authentic motion pictures. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy returned because the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches, practically three many years after the unique cult basic. 

Additional particulars in regards to the third “Hocus Pocus” weren’t revealed, and it wasn’t clear which stars would possibly return. Midler advised Leisure Weekly final yr she would “in fact” signal on for a 3rd installment, although she could not “think about what the story can be.” Parker additionally advised EW she can be “comfortable to have a dialog” about one other movie, and Najimy mentioned “by no means say by no means,” though she felt “we have pulled each story you would pull out of this.” That is the newest sequel announcement for Disney after a follow-up to “Freaky Friday” was confirmed in Might.

However Bailey advised The New York Instances he has greater than 50 motion pictures in growth at Disney, and he revealed that reviving “Pirates of the Caribbean” is a precedence, although he was “noncommittal” on whether or not Johnny Depp might return. With the prequel “Mufasa: The Lion King” set to debut in 2024, Bailey additionally mentioned he believes “The Lion King” can doubtlessly change into a “huge, epic saga” like “Star Wars,” including, “There’s quite a lot of room to run if we are able to discover the tales.”