‘Hocus Pocus 2’ is finally happening with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy

Disney recently announced that the highly anticipated sequel to its cult 1993 Halloween comedy film Hocus Pocus will be released in May 2022 on Disney+ and that the original cast members Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as witches Winifred, Sarah and Mary Sanderson. Production is set to begin this fall. "In Hocus Pocus 2, three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world," Disney announced in its press release. And we're not the only ones who are celebrating. Midler wrote on Instagram, "Sistaaaahs! It's been 300 years... But we're BACK!" Director and choreographer Anne Fletcher, who directed the films Step Up, The Proposal and 27 Dresses, will helm the new movie, Disney said, adding that her longtime colleague Adam Shankman was originally tapped to direct but is currently in production directing Disney's Disenchanted, the sequel to Enchanted.