Can this just please happen already? Well, director Kenny Ortega is definitely willing to put another spell on us, and actually told
Boo-ooo-oook surely has a spell in it to reverse the spell that turned Winifred, Sarah and Mary â€” aka Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Nijimy â€” into stone! Director Kenny Ortega, whoâ€™s currently promoting his new Disney Channel movie, Descendants, stopped by the HollywoodLife.com offices this week, and of course, I asked about Betteâ€™s amazing rendition of â€œSpell On Youâ€ that she performs on stage these days â€” and what the odds are that a sequel could happen.
â€œI wouldnâ€™t mind doing a sequel,â€ Kenny told HollywoodLife.com exclusively. â€œEven if it isnâ€™t me, if someone elseâ€™s got to do it, [I want it].â€ Not to worry guys. I reassured Kenny that it needed to be him directing a sequel, especially with those epic â€œbelovedâ€ characters.
Kenny is currently promoting a whole different group of characters in Disneyâ€™s Descendants, which premieres on the Disney Channel on July 31 and takes a look at the lives of a new generation of villains â€” the kids of the classics. You have Dove Cameron playing Mal, the daughter of Maleficent; Cameron Boyce playing Carlos, the son of Cruella; Booboo Stewart playing Jay, the son of Jafar; and Sofia Carson playing Evie, the daughter of the Evil Queen. And yes, Kathy is actually the Evil Queen.
So, there is a demand for another Hocus Pocus, right?
â€œThatâ€™s a movie that we made over 20 years ago, and thereâ€™s an enormous fan base. Every October thereâ€™s this huge push for the studio to do it again. I have a feeling that maybe someday, someone might revisit it,â€ Kenny added. â€œI think itâ€™d be great to revisit it with the same women. The Sanderson Sisters deserve another opportunity to land in the middle of something and do it again. Theyâ€™re too much fun. Kathy Nijimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler â€” thatâ€™s a winner right there.â€
Yes yes yes, it is. So letâ€™s do this! Do you want a sequel, HollywoodLifers?