Hocus Pocus 3: What’s Brewing in the Witchy World?

It’s been three decades since we first crossed paths with the Sanderson sisters, the enchanting trio at the heart of Disney’s beloved classic, “Hocus Pocus.” To commemorate this milestone, the film is making a grand return to the silver screen. If you’ve been yearning to see Sarah, Mary, and Winifred Sanderson, portrayed by the talented Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler, once again grace the big screen, now is your chance. The film is being re-released in over 100 cinemas across the UK starting September 29.

This cinematic celebration comes hot on the heels of last year’s long-anticipated sequel, “Hocus Pocus 2.” The sequel, which arrived on Disney+ just in time for Halloween, reunited Parker, Najimy, and Midler in their iconic roles. Joining them were new talents such as Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, and Lilia Buckingham. “Hocus Pocus 2” was met with overwhelming praise from fans of the original movie, many of whom were moved to tears by the film’s climactic moments.

All this love and enthusiasm for the sequel begs a burning question: Is there a third installment of “Hocus Pocus” in the works?

Hocus Pocus 3: Brewing Up Magic Once Again

Fans of “Hocus Pocus” can rejoice, for a third installment is indeed on the horizon. The news of this threequel was officially confirmed earlier this year by Disney’s Sean Bailey, the custodian of the Mouse Kingdom’s remakes since 2010. In an interview with the New York Times, Bailey enthusiastically declared, “Yes, Hocus Pocus 3 is happening.”

While this confirmation is cause for excitement, some details remain shrouded in mystery. The exact release date and the cast are still unknown at this stage. Nevertheless, Bette Midler, who plays the beloved Winifred Sanderson, has not been shy about her desire for a third film. In fact, she expressed her enthusiasm for the prospect even before the release of “Hocus Pocus 2.”

“After 30 years with no sequel to ‘Hocus Pocus,’ I’ve always been envious of people who get to portray their favorite tv and movie characters more than once,” Midler remarked. “The fact that we got to do this finally, after 30 years of promoting the idea, I’m glad we got to do it. I’d love to have a franchise—especially a character I love playing.”

Midler’s passion for the role is evident when she says, “If there was a third one, of course I’d sign on, but I don’t know how. I can’t imagine what the story would be, but I love Winifred, Sarah, Mary, and our relationship. It’s good for women. We stick together through hell and high water, but we do cause mayhem, and not many women cause that much mayhem.”

Where to Catch the Hocus Pocus Magic

While we eagerly await the release of “Hocus Pocus 3,” there’s no better time to immerse ourselves in the enchanting world of the Sanderson sisters. You can revisit their adventures by watching the original movie at Vue, Showcase, and Cineworld cinemas across the UK. Whether you’re a dedicated fan or simply curious about what all the fuss is about, this is your chance to experience the magic on the big screen.

For those who prefer the comfort of their homes, both “Hocus Pocus” and “Hocus Pocus 2” are available for streaming on Disney+. A monthly Disney+ subscription costs £7.99, or you can opt for an annual subscription at £79.90, essentially giving you 12 months for the price of 10. This allows you to enjoy the magical journey of the Sanderson sisters at your own pace, whenever you like.

In closing, the bewitching world of “Hocus Pocus” is alive and well, with a third installment on the horizon and the opportunity to relive the magic of the original films. So, whether you’re flying on a broomstick or watching from your couch, there’s no shortage of enchantment in the world of “Hocus Pocus.” Stay tuned for more updates and prepare for a spellbinding adventure that promises to capture our hearts once again.

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