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“Hocus Pocus 2” Semi-Update from Mary Sanderson (Kathy Najimy) Herself

We’re still pretty excited that a sequel to Disney’s “Hocus Pocus” is actually happening, and any updates we get about it are most welcome. The original film’s stars are reportedly coming back- Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Doug Jones, and Kathy Najimy– and Adam Shankman is directing.

In a recent visit to The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM, Najimy (who played vacuum-riding witch Mary Sanderson) gave a semi update on how things are going with the upcoming film.


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“Sarah [Jessica Parker] and Bette [Midler] and I had like a couple of weeks on the phone talking about the script, and that was really fun, obviously. Bette Midler, as Jess knows, was a huge, huge inspiration for my whole entire life. Like half of me is me because of Bette Midler, half of me is me because my mom, Gloria Steinem and Bette Midler.

So we talked a lot about notes and if we did now, it’s just, and we all have said in a perfect world, yes. Now it’s just location, times and dates and how long and all that. So it’s just, it’s those things. So, you know, I can’t really give a yay or nay either way.”


If you’ll recall, back during the marathon of a news day that Disney had in December, the sequel was confirmed as a project coming to Disney+.

That’s kind of all we know for sure about the film so far, but we’ll keep you updated.