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Bette Midler Confirms That the 'Hocus Pocus' Cast Is Returning for Sequel!

The Hocus Pocus cast is coming back!

Bette Midler confirmed in an interview with FOX 5 that she, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will all return for the forthcoming sequel to the 1993 cult classic.

“They want to make a movie, they’ve asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes. I’m game, I’m totally game,” Bette said.

Plans for a sequel to the popular 1993 film were announced last year just before Halloween, and the director was already revealed.

The three are also returning for a reunion special, as part of a virtual Halloween fundraising event known as Hulaween, benefiting the New York Restoration Project.

The In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover special event is set to take place on Friday (October 30). Fans can buy tickets to the virtual event here!

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najimy Reunite for 'Hocus Pocus' Special - See the Pic!

The Sanderson Sisters are back!

Bette Midler took to Instagram on Sunday (October 18) to share a pic of herself, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy back in their Hocus Pocus costumes ahead of the 1993 movie’s reunion.

“Your 3 fav witches – @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME – are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET!” Bette captioned the below pic. “‘In Search of the Sanderson Sisters’ is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces!”

The upcoming Hocus Pocus reunion special is part of a virtual Halloween fundraising event known as Hulaween, benefiting the New York Restoration Project.

During a recent interview, Bette dished on the upcoming Hocus Pocus sequel and revealed if she’ll be a part of it.

The In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover special event is set to take place on Friday, October 30. Fans can buy tickets to the virtual event here!

A TikTok Fan Discovered That 'Hocus Pocus' & 'Halloweentown' Are Connected Together In This Way

When you think of Halloween movies, you probably think Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown straight away.

They both are two classic movies that you probably watch without fail every spooky season – but have you noticed that they were connected? One TikTok fan did!

@lyssalyssalyssahh spotted a huge Easter Egg while watching an airing of Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge this week.

Towards the end of the film, as Sophie runs around Halloweentown bringing back all the color to the residents of the town. One citizen in particular – a witch – is returned back into her old self and after the spell works, it’s revealed she wore a burgundy costume with a purple cape – the same one as Sarah Jessica Parker wears in Hocus Pocus.

According to Lyssa, she’s theorizing that the two films are in the same universe. She even tagged Kimberly J. Brown, who played Marnie in the film series, for answers.

Watch her TikTok discovery below!

Every year, the Halloweentown cast tries to reunite in honor of the film in the town that it was filmed. See what the last reunion was like here!

Bette Midler Shares Excitement For 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel & Dishes On If She'll Be Part of It

Bette Midler might just be a bigger fan of Hocus Pocus than all of the fans put together and she’s opening up about the possibility of getting back into character as Winifred Sanderson once more for the sequel plans.

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the 74-year-old actress excitedly shared that she “can’t wait to fly!”

While that’s not an official confirmation, it seems Bette is 100% on board for it.

“Oh, yeah,” she added. “We’re just talking logistics.”

Plans for a sequel to the popular 1993 film were announced last year just before Halloween, and Disney+ later revealed that Adam Shankman would be directing the pic, taking over the reigns from Kenny Ortega.

Earlier this summer, Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Sarah Sanderson in the original film, also opened up about being a part of the next movie. See what she said here…

Here’s what the original cast is up to now…

Sarah Jessica Parker Discusses the Potential 'Hocus Pocus' Sequel!

Sarah Jessica Parker is talking Hocus Pocus!

The Sex & The City star joined SiriusXM Radio Radio Andy’s Bruce Bozzi for a Quarantined With Bruce on Radio Andy episode on Thursday (May 28).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Sarah Jessica Parker

During the conversation, Sarah talked about celebrating her anniversary in quarantine with husband Matthew Broderick, and how they spent their evening.

Later on, she addressed the possibility of a sequel to her cult classic, Hocus Pocus.

“We’ve agreed publicly to the right people, yes, that would be a very, very fun idea, so we’ll see what the future holds,” she teased.

She also just unveiled this new product!

Listen to Sarah Jessica Parker discuss the sequel possibility…More Here! »

Disney+ Brings In Adam Shankman To Direct 'Hocus Pocus 2'

Adam Shankman is set to direct Disney+’s upcoming Hocus Pocus 2!

Variety reports that the sequel will be a follow up tot he iconic 1993 film, which starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the witchy Sanderson sisters, who were resurrected and determined to become immortal by feeding off the souls of children.

While there’s no confirmation if the three will return for the movie, all of them have expressed interest.

While Bette previously said that a sequel wouldn’t happen, she didn’t say no about returning if it did.

During a Reddit AMA in 2014, she said that “I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it. So if you want a Hocus Pocus 2, ask the Walt Disney company.”

Sarah is also on board, sharing during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live that she “would love that. I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen but that hasn’t created any ground swell of movement.”

Kelly Clarkson Celebrates a 'Hocus Pocus' Halloween, Sings 'I Put a Spell on You' (Video)

Kelly Clarkson dresses up as Winifred from Hocus Pocus while performing on her talk show’s Halloween episode, which aired on Thursday (October 31).

The 37-year-old singer was joined by her back-up singers as the other two Sanderson sisters while performing “I Put a Spell on You” for the Kelly-oke moment of the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kelly Clarkson

So many celebrities have been dressing up for Halloween this year and we have been posting all of the best highlights. Check them out now!

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