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Old 11-13-2014, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hocus Pocus 2 being discussion

Bette Middler, SJP, and Kathy N all have expressed desire to make a sequel. The balls in Disney's court. The Chatter started when Middler brought it up at a reddit AMA the other day and SJP and Kathy hopped right on board. What do you think? Hocus pocus is one of my favorite movies. I watch it every Halloween but I don't see how you could do a sequel. it'd have to be set before they were all killed off. and if they did make one I think it woulda been best if it had happened in the 90's. I think it's better off the way it is. There's some things you just don't add onto.
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:36 PM   #2
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I would be really happy if they did this! I loved the original, and if they want to make another, I'd go see it. I don't know if I'd want it to be a sequel, or a prequel, but either way, I'm in!
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Old 11-13-2014, 01:41 PM   #3
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Hocus Pocus is the only instance where Sarah Jessica Parker looks good. I guess that really is some black magic.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:37 PM   #4
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Eh, I'm a fan of the "leave 'em wanting more" attitude - too many sequels being pumped out just because. Not everything's going to capture the magic of the originals but I'm very burnt out on lackluster sequels and reboots.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:25 PM   #5
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I don't know how this would work, so I'd rather they just leave it where it ended since they were pretty much killed off. Only way I could see it working is if somehow they weren't destroyed at the end of the first one and come back or if it's a prequel. I do like the original a lot, but I just don't know if this would work.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:54 PM   #6
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I really like the original...but like Mrs. Doubtfire and I thought the sequel was a bad idea. If they can come up with a great story (maybe set it back in 1600's Salem...*shrugs*) I'm game.
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:20 PM   #7
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Hocus Pocus is the only instance where Sarah Jessica Parker looks good. I guess that really is some black magic.
REALLY I thought I was the only one that thought this .
But no a sequel sounds terrible.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #8
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Oh gosh no, I was hoping the idea was dead. I loved the film but it had the perfect ending in my opinion.

What are they going to explain with this too? The Witches died for good this flick, sure the book woke up in the credits but they died from real. No spell to leave it on to be continued but..Please no
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:35 PM   #9
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Unless a grown-up Thora Birch has a scene where she whips out those monster jugs of hers, there's no reason to do this.

No, Ms. M, "I'm old now and need money" is not a reason. No, SJP, "I've exhausted my mainstream appeal" is not a reason. And no, Ms. Najimy, "They cancelled King of the Hill and they won't release the last two seasons on DVD so I need money from something so I don't have to eat cat food" isn't a reason.

That movie's cute - my wife's obsessed with it - but absolutely nothing about it screams for a second one. I mean, just the idea itself literally screams, "We're old and broke". Have some dignity. You're Huge Stars, after all.

Well... Huge Stars + Peggy Hill. But still.
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:45 PM   #10
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Old 11-14-2014, 04:25 PM   #11
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Is it weird that I watched the whole thing?

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Unless a grown-up Thora Birch has a scene where she whips out those monster jugs of hers, there's no reason to do this.
But she already did in American Beauty, and it was fantastic. No need to try and make a sequal of a movie made 20 some years ago riding on the cotails of a movie made 15 years ago
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Hocus Pocus is getting a sequel. However, it's not going to be a film instead it will be a book, which is going to be released in time to celebrate the movie's 25th anniversary.



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"Shortly after moving from California to Salem, Max Dennison finds himself in hot water when he accidentally releases a coven of witches from the afterlife. Max, his sister, and his new friends (human and otherwise) must find a way to stop the witches from carrying out their evil plan and remaining on Earth to torment Salem for all eternity. Twenty-five years later, Max and Allison’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Poppy, finds herself face-to-face with the Sanderson sisters in all their sinister glory. When Halloween celebrations don’t quite go as planned, it’s a race against time as Poppy and her friends fight to save her family and all of Salem from the witches’ latest death-defying scheme."
http://comicbook.com/horror/2018/01/...erson-sisters/
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Hocus Pocus is the only instance where Sarah Jessica Parker looks good. I guess that really is some black magic.
probably because they went for the "sexy trash" angle.
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:05 PM   #14
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Here is an excerpt.

Spoiler:
I look back at my parents, searching for the right words. I really don’t know how to explain what happened, but I’m sure there must be some non-supernatural explanation. I’m not about to go down the same paranoid rabbit hole as my family. “There was a windstorm,” I say. “But you’re here now, and everything seems . . . fine?” Even I hear my voice go up an octave at the end.

“A windstorm? In the Sanderson house?” asks Mom. “On the night of the blood moon?”

Travis stands up then, quickly surveying the debris strewn around the room. “Mrs. Dennison,” he says, “Mr. Dennison. I am so sorry—there was a cat and . . . we were afraid it was lost, and we chased it through the gate without even realizing where we were, and . . .”

It’s super obvious he’s cobbling his lie together one piece at a time.

“Do you know how surprised we were to end up in here?” he continues. “I’ve never personally been so surprised.”

Mom looks shaken by the talk of a cat, and she takes Dad’s hand. “Poppy, what exactly did you do?” she asks me, studying the wreckage.

I almost wish the green glow beneath the floorboards will return to swallow me whole. “We may have found the spell book and tried to summon the dead, but it didn’t work,” I say. “I’m sure it’s just . . . drafty in here. Or something.”

“The spell book!” Mom gasps. “Where is it?”

Isabella pulls it out from behind her back. “Trick or treat?”

“Where did you find it?” Mom whispers, shocked.

Isabella carefully stoops and places it on the floor, then slowly backs away from it, but doesn’t offer an answer.

Dad puts his hands on his head. “What were you thinking?” he asks me. His voice has that shaky, frustrated tone that tells me Aunt Dani is right: he really is angrier than he looks.

“I guess we weren’t?” says Isabella, looking to me for backup.

What do I say? That we came here on Halloween night to prove that their story about the Sanderson sisters and a talking cat isn’t remotely true. Which, by the way, jury’s still out?

“Poppy, haven’t we taught you anything?” Mom says. “This is the only thing we’ve ever asked you not to do—and you go behind our backs?” She’s angry, but there’s also an edge of hurt to her voice. “You put your friends in danger, too. Do you realize that?” She eyes the book and turns to Dad. “Oh, Max, I have a very bad feeling about all of this.”

To my right, Isabella shifts uncomfortably, and hot blood rushes to my face.

“Okay, okay,” Aunt Dani says, hands on hips. “Max. We didn’t exactly heed the warnings about coming up here to flip through books and let virgins light candles. I seem to remember that I was the one overruled twenty-five years ago about coming to this creeper house.” She glances at me and says out of the corner of her mouth, “You didn’t let anyone light a candle, did you?”

I shake my head ever so slightly, and Aunt Dani lets out a small sigh of relief.

“That’s not the point,” says Dad.

“That’s exactly the point, Max,” says Aunt Dani, rounding on him. “Tell him, Allison.”

Mom cups my cheek in one of her hands, searching my face, and I feel a horrible sinking feeling settle in my stomach.

“I’m sorry,” I tell her. “I know we shouldn’t have come.”

“Oh, Poppy,” she says gently. “We’re just glad you’re all okay. We love you so much and couldn’t bear—”

And then Mom’s expression turns to one of shock, and she’s gone.

And then Aunt Dani is gone.

And Dad, striding across the room, disappears mid-step.

“What—” I start, reaching into the empty air, but my voice catches in my throat.

A pair of disembodied hands with freakishly long nails appears in front of us, gnarled fingers clawing at the air like they’re prying open elevator doors. The hands struggle to widen the fissure in the invisible veil, and the air seems to part further, a green glow flickering around its edges.

I see an emerald dress with white laces crisscrossing up the front, revealing a narrow length of royal blue silk. I hear an indignant huff, and then the tear opens wider still and a woman squeezes her way through, nearly tripping as she extracts one leg and then the other, her long green skirts getting caught in the narrow opening between worlds. When the woman turns to us, I see that her face is flushed and her mouth is smudged scarlet across her bottom lip and Cupid’s bow. Her eyes are crazed and triumphant, and her red hair is a violent cloud above her scalp.

Behind her, the manicured hands of a second woman grab on to the edges of the air before the tear can seal itself shut. A tall black boot emerges, followed by flowing red-and-purple skirts. Their wearer—a beautiful woman with loose blond curls—steps out and claps with excitement, jumping from one foot to another.

A third, plumper woman forces her torso through the opening next. She grins at us with a crooked mouth, then waves at the blond woman to help drag her fully into our world. Her dark hair is sculpted like a witch’s hat over her head, and she’s dressed in a rust-colored bodice with heavy plaid skirts. The brunette clutches at the blonde as she slides through the parted air, and then the space behind her seals with a pop, until there isn’t a hint that it ever existed.

The women look around, grinning. They are wildly impossible and yet somehow perfectly placed, as if they never left this ramshackle house.

My heart stops beating for a moment, and a lump rises in my throat.

This can’t be happening. But a larger, more terrified part of me can’t quiet the chorus running through my head. They’re real. They’re real, they’re real, they’re real.

“What the hell?” I breathe.

But neither Travis nor Isabella has an answer for me. Travis quickly grabs the spell book and hides it behind his back. Luckily, only I seem to have noticed him do so.

My family’s story was true. And now Mom and Dad and Aunt Dani are gone.

The redhead takes in Isabella, then me, then Travis, and she moves down the line, her grin growing wider and wider and pushing against the edges of her face.

“We’re ba-aaack,” Winifred Sanderson sings.

With a swell of sinister delight, the house fills with the sound of the Sanderson sisters’ cackling.

The witch is back.


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Old 01-31-2018, 10:16 PM   #15
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So... no Hocus Pocus 2, then.
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So... no Hocus Pocus 2, then.
Nope, it's a no-go
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:10 AM   #17
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Too bad. I don't really have a horse in this race, but a Hocus Pocus 2 seems like it's as easy to do as Beetlejuice 2. All that makeup and prosthetics, will anyone even really tell they're older? And does that even matter?
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:53 AM   #18
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Could have been worse.

They could have been added to Descendants
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So... no Hocus Pocus 2, then.
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Too bad. I don't really have a horse in this race, but a Hocus Pocus 2 seems like it's as easy to do as Beetlejuice 2. All that makeup and prosthetics, will anyone even really tell they're older? And does that even matter?
Now there might be.

https://collider.com/hocus-pocus-2-d...r-jen-dangelo/
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Old 05-20-2021, 01:22 PM   #20
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The movie will debut on Disney+ in 2022. Anne Fletcher will serve as director and Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy will all reprise their roles.

https://variety.com/2021/film/news/s...el-1234977728/
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