Bette Midler Calls On Disney For ‘Hocus Pocus 3’ Script: “Get Us While We’re Still Breathing”

Bette Midler is calling on Disney and urging them to get a script for Hocus Pocus 3.

The star of the Halloween film says she has not seen a script for the third installment, which has been in development following the success of the sequel last year on Disney+.

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“I haven’t seen the script, but I’ve heard rumblings,” Midler said on the QVC+ talk show Busy This Week.

She continued, “I think if they’re gonna, they oughta because time is not just marching. Time is barrel-assing to the finish line. Get us while we’re still breathing, I mean, God!”

Hocus Pocus was first released in 1993 and directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert and a story by David Kirschner and Garris. The film follows a trio of witches who are inadvertently resurrected by a teenage boy on Halloween night.

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A sequel to the family cult film was finally greenlit, and Hocus Pocus 2 was released in 2022. Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprised their roles as the Sanderson sisters. The follow-up film was directed by Anne Fletcher, with a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo and a story by Kirschner, Blake Harris, and D’Angelo.

In an interview with The New York Times in June 2023, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production Sean Bailey confirmed that Hocus Pocus 3 was happening. Both Fletcher and D’Angelo were said to return for the third installment as director and writer, respectively.

Watch Midler’s interview in the video below.

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