Magic in the Making: ‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Conjures Up Excitement at Disney

Get ready for another enchanting adventure as "Hocus Pocus 3" takes flight, casting its spell on eager fans.

Step into a world where magic reigns and mischief awaits, as the beloved “Hocus Pocus” franchise prepares to weave its third spellbinding tale. In an exclusive interview with the renowned New York Times, Sean Bailey, the visionary president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, unveiled the thrilling news that “Hocus Pocus 3” is set to captivate audiences once again. Brace yourselves, as the bewitching universe expands with excitement and anticipation.

It’s no surprise that the announcement of a third film has ignited a wave of joy among die-hard fans yearning for more. The Hollywood Reporter was quick to capture the buzz surrounding this magical revelation, spreading the news far and wide.

The decision to proceed with “Hocus Pocus 3” comes hot on the heels of the resounding success of its predecessor, “Hocus Pocus 2.” Released exclusively on the enchanting Disney+ streaming platform in 2022, the sequel broke records and etched its name in history. Launching with a dazzling display of sorcery, it shattered previous streaming records, amassing an astounding 2.7 billion minutes of viewing time during its captivating opening weekend. And the enchantment didn’t stop there; throughout the year, “Hocus Pocus 2” charmed its way to the fifth spot among the most-streamed films of 2022, delighting audiences with a staggering 5.7 billion minutes watched, as reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

Prepare to be whisked away on a broomstick ride that connects the threads of the original 1993 film and its mesmerizing 2022 sequel. The dynamic trio of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will once again grace the screen, reprising their iconic roles as the diabolically delightful Sanderson sisters. Known for their insatiable quest for eternal youth, their mischievous endeavors to drain the life essence from unsuspecting children are legendary. Together, these remarkable actors will cast their spell, conjuring a bewitching experience like no other.

While the specifics surrounding the third installment remain tantalizingly mysterious, the Hollywood Reporter reveals that discussions with the talented trio about their involvement in this enchanting chapter are currently under wraps. However, fans can take solace in Midler’s heartfelt words, expressed in a captivating interview with Entertainment Weekly last year. The acclaimed actress shared her profound affection for the character she embodies, expressing a deep desire to revisit the role she holds dear and “loves playing.”

But that’s not all! Sarah Jessica Parker, ever the visionary, playfully suggested an alternative avenue for “Hocus Pocus 3.” In an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2022, she floated the enchanting idea of an animated adaptation, imagining a world where animated magic intertwines with the beloved characters. A thrilling concept that could add a new layer of enchantment to an already spellbinding saga.

As fans eagerly await further details on casting and production, the magical journey of “Hocus Pocus” continues to cast its irresistible charm upon audiences of all ages. Get ready to be transported to a whimsical realm where laughter dances with the mystical, and the supernatural reigns supreme. Stay tuned as the captivating tale of “Hocus Pocus 3” unfolds, promising to bewitch and delight on the silver screen, once again bringing magic to life in the most extraordinary way.