We’ve recently learned about a Friends reunion, a Lizzie McGuire reboot, and a Gossip Girl revival, but that wasn’t enough for Hollywood. Hold on to your witch hats, because the next cult classic to come back from the dead is none other than Hocus Pocus. Variety reports that a sequel is officially in the works at Disney+ and will be directed by Adam Shankman, who helmed Hairspray and A Walk to Remember, among other films.
Although the original Sanderson sisters—Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Kathy Najimy— haven’t been confirmed to return quite yet, they’ve all stated in past interviews that they’d be on board, so we’re definitely crossing our fingers. “I would love that,” SJP had said about a sequel in 2016. “I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen but that hasn’t created any groundswell of movement.” According to People, Midler agreed with that sentiment in a past interview. “I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it,” she had said.
Of course, the reboot news leaves plenty of lingering questions. Are Max and Alison still together? Is Thackery Binx still a babe? What will happen on All Hallow’s Eve this time? Only time will tell.