Light up the black flame candle, witches ‘coz that Hocus Pocus sequel that’s been banging around for decades might be coming to us v soon with a queer and racially diverse twist and praise be to the magical gods and goddesses.
The new ~rumour~ was conjured up after Disney released a novelised version of the 1993 cult classic flick, NYLON reveals. The first half is reportedly a retelling of the OG flick while the second half is a sequel featuring a new, inclusive cast of characters.
It picks up 25 years after the original story where Allison and Max (the high school students who resurrected then banished the Sanderson sisters) are now married and living in Salem, Massachusetts. They have a daughter, Poppy, who doesn’t believe witches are real and is embarrassed by her superstitious parents.
Dammit Poppy, you got no idea what these two went through on that fateful evening.
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But when the most popular girl in school, Isabella becomes ~obsessed~ with the myth of the Sanderson sisters, Poppy becomes intrigued. Both Isabella and the third member of the new movie’s group of teens, a boy named Travis, are people of colour which gives the film the racial diversity that the OG film (and so many other films from that decade) so greatly lacked.
Oh, and did we mention that Isabella and Poppy totally have a thing for each other, giving the movie a LGBTQ element as well?
The sequel also tackles important issues like misogyny and criminal justice relating to witches and looks at the fact that they are a very real part of history where unmarried women were persecuted for resisting the institution of marriage.
The publication adds that the sequel is rumoured to be a direct-to-TV Disney flick taking place on Halloween 2018.
Gather your coven around the cauldron and start chanting for the rumour to pan out.