Bette Midler Trolls Us About 'Hocus Pocus 2'

It's like 'Waiting for Godot' but with witches.

Bette Midler as a witch in Hocus Pocus.
(Image credit: Buena Vista Pictures)

For anyone (AKA everyone) waiting for a sequel to Hocus Pocus, possibly the greatest Halloween movie ever made, we may still have a lot more waiting to do. Bette Midler took to Twitter on Monday to address our thirst for an HP2. The results? Hilarious.

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Tagging co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, the actress makes reference to the plot, which tells the story of three witches set free after a virgin lights a magical candle. (BTW, the "virgin" could have been so different (opens in new tab).) 

In 2014, rumors circulated, to our delight, that a revamp was on the way, with Tina Fey as a producer. Fey crushed our dreams and denied them. Then in November, Midler fanned the flames once again when she participated in a Reddit AMA (opens in new tab)

"Inundate the Disney company," she said. "Because I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a Hocus Pocus 2, ask the Walt Disney company." 

Excuse us while we start a petition. 

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