Last June, Disney announced that it had launched, Hocus Pocus 3the new sequel to the franchise Hocus Pocus. This project got the green light a few months after the premiere of Hocus Pocus 2which became the best movie premiere of the month of October in the United States in Disney+later establishing the record for streaming minutes per moviebreaking the of Charm. With these results, it was clear that Disney was not going to miss the opportunity.

It is then that Hocus Pocus 3 was launched, whose development encountered a setback with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which fortunately for all members of the union, concluded in recent weeks, and the writers have been able to resume their work. Including Jen D'Angeloscreenwriter of the second installment, who returns to script the third film.

D'Angelo tells EW that he is working on the new story of the Sanderson sisters, thinking about being able to count again with the return of Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, the classic characters played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker y Kathy Najimyrespectively.

“We're still in the story phase, we're still working on it. We've been working on some ideas, and it's been fun to dive back into that world and we have so many directions to go and so many new characters to explore.”

“We have only scratched the surface of the witch mother of Hannah Waddingham.”

The outlet asks if the sorceress played by Waddingham is the same “mother” that the Sanderson Sisters refer to in the original 1993 film, D'Angelo confirms:

“I think she is that mother, that she is the mother of the scorpion cake and that they had a much more meaningful relationship with her than we haven't seen yet. But maybe we will.”

“Everything is on the table.”

“I hope we can explore all aspects of these stories and take these characters on lots of fun adventures. 3 is still in the early stages, we don't really know what it is, but we're exploring all options and I think everyone is thrilled with it.” the reaction that Hocus Pocus 2 had, and we're excited to continue those stories.”

Hocus Pocus 2titled in our market Abracadabra 2, set its plot almost three decades after the events of the original, leading to the Sanderson sisters being awakened in current times. The sequel was directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) scripted by D'Angelo (Workaholics).


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