Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Hocus Pocus 2."
At the end of the film, the Sanderson sisters appear to be gone from Salem for good.
Disney executive Sean Bailey has confirmed that a third "Hocus Pocus" movie is in development.
Disney executive Sean Bailey has confirmed that a third "Hocus Pocus" movie is on its way.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, the president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production said that "Hocus Pocus 3 is happening."
In the sequel film, a magic shop owner (Sam Richardson) tricks a group of girls into resurrecting the sisters again on Halloween with a new Black Flame Candle, an item that can resurrect the witches for one night.
Upon their return, the witches decided to perform a forbidden, powerful spell. Thus the girls, Izzy (Belissa Escobedo), Becca (Whitney Peak), and Cassie (Lilia Buckingham), work together to stop them. During their journey, they discover that Becca is also a witch and her powers grow over the course of the film.
While the movie has a conclusive ending for the Sanderson sisters, a short post-credits scene implies that the witches could return in a future sequel.
The post-credits scene shows that there is another Black Flame Candle
Towards the end of the movie, the Sanderson sisters succeed in completing their spell but it is revealed that the spell has a catch in which the user will lose what they care about the most.
Winifred (Midler), the lead sister, loses her sisters, who both slowly disappear into thin air. In despair, Winifred asks the three children and her magical book to reunite her with her sisters. Their spell works but it sends Winifred to wherever her sisters are instead of bringing them back.
Winifred's ex-lover Billy Butcherson, who was brought back to life in the first film, also starts to disappear because of the spell. This indicates that the witches and their magic have been fully removed from the Earth forever.
However, in the post-credits scene, a black cat, introduced earlier in the movie as Cobweb, stumbles upon a box labeled "BF #2 Candle" in the Sanderson sisters' house, which has been turned into a magic shop. This suggests that the magic shop owner, Gilbert, made a second Black Flame Candle, which could be used in the future to bring back the sisters.
Ahead of the premiere of "Hocus Pocus 2," Midler, Najimy, and Parker expressed interest in returning for a third movie.
"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," Midler, who plays Winifred, told Entertainment Weekly. "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!"
Parker also said: "Kathy had a good idea that the third one should be animated. That would be cool and a smart idea. It's fun, funny, and could be interesting and innovative, like old-fashioned or new."
"Hocus Pocus 2" is streaming now on Disney+.
This story was originally published on September 30, 2022, and most recently updated on June 5, 2023.
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