Why The World Never Got To See Hocus Pocus 2
Published – 01/04/2019 2:00 pm
Hocus Pocus is arguably one of the greatest Halloween classics of all time, and the world is still dying to see a sequel.
However, after twenty-five years, it doesn’t seem likely Hocus Pocus 2 will ever materialize. Though popular with kids and adults alike, Disney has been mum on whether or not a sequel is in the works. With a book sequel that dropped in July 2018 and a party dedicated to all things Hocus Pocus having gone down in Hollywood that October, fans have proven over and over that Hocus Pocus 2 is something they’d love to see. Despite that, fans are still wondering why they’ll never get to see a Hocus Pocus sequel.
All three Sanderson sisters; Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy; have revealed they would be totally down to do a sequel. However, they’ve also all said that the decision is in the Mouse’s hands, and nobody has come a’knockin’. At the time of Hocus Pocus’s release, Halloween movies, especially those geared towards families, were almost nonexistent. In this day and age, however, the market is nearly oversaturated with movies about all things spooky, and a possible sequel might not do as well as one would hope. Not only that, anything with a diehard fan base is going to want to get their sequel perfect, and perhaps Disney is worried they won’t be able to make lightning strike twice. Whatever the reason, we unfortunately won’t be seeing Hocus Pocus 2 any time soon.
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