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'Hocus Pocus' Writer Says A Sequel May Be Coming

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28/09/2017 11:53 AM AEST | Updated 28/09/2017 11:53 AM AEST
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Did a virgin light the black flame candle on a full moon? Because it sounds like our favourite three witches might be making a return.

Mick Garris, the original 'Hocus Pocus' writer was chatting to 'Forbes' when the conversation steered to the idea of a spooky sequel.

"There have been rumours of a 'Hocus Pocus' sequel for the last ten years that will not die," Garris said.

"I have heard they are developing the script, I haven't been involved in it but I think there will be a sequel it might be for Disney Channel or Freeform or ABC. I think it will be for television but I hear that it is moving ahead."

The film starred Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson Sisters, Winnifred, Sarah and Mary. Garris said he understood all three would be returning to the speculative sequel.

"I think they are, yeah, I think they are. If they don't do that I think it would be a big mistake because all three of them are still so incredibly potent and powerful and great performers and who else can recreate those characters?"

As Garris said rumours of a sequel have been haunting us for years, with the key cast members stoking the flames of a reunion.

Last year Sarah Jessica Parker told 'Watch What Happens Live' "I would love that, I think we've all been very keen but that hasn't created any groundswell of movement."

Bette Midler has also been increasingly vocal about revisiting the role, dressing as Winnifred for Halloween and performing an in-character version of 'I Put a Spell on You' from the film in her stage show.

During a Reddit AMA, Midler urged fans to petition Disney for a sequel saying it was out of her hands. 'BuzzFeed' then reached out to the other stars who both chimed in saying they agreed.

While it's been all quiet on the sequel front from here, it looks like the sisters might just be riding their brooms one more time.

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