After years of speculation, it's been revealed a sequel to the iconic (definitive, really) Halloween film is officially in the works at Disney Plus - and based on the little deets we know, it sounds like an absolute scream! Disney+ is hoping/optimistic that all three will be involved somehow, though it is unknown if they would return in main roles or as bit characters while a new generation of witches takes on the mantle of terrorizing the good people of Salem (or even possibly an all new location).
The original Hocus Pocus centered on a trio of witch sisters who are accidentally resurrected after being dead for centuries.
Released in July 1993 (yes, 26 years ago and yes, for whatever reason, not released at Halloween), Hocus Pocus wasn't actually much of a hit. Midler, Parker, and Najimy's hammy charisma and star presence is what elevated the film from being a forgettable fantasy-comedy - Midler's glamorous and campy performance in particular. Endlessly quoted and memed, nostalgic fans have demanded a sequel for years, but a sequel without the stars that made it would not cast the same magic spell. Midler, Parker and Najimy played the Sanderson sisters Winnie, Sarah and Mary, and were joined by Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw and Thora Birch in the supporting cast.
The Disney+ streaming service launches Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Lions place running back Kerryon Johnson on IR
Detroit drafted Johnson with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2018 National Football League draft. Johnson has a procedure on his right knee after leaving last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings .
Zion Williamson undergoes knee surgery, out 6-8 weeks
Toronto averaged 17.2 points off opponent turnovers, 12.7 second-chance points and 18.4 fast break points per game last season. The team announced on Monday afternoon that Williamson had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to treat a torn meniscus.
IL vs. Wisconsin game notes
Wisconsin clung to a 23-21 lead late in the fourth quarter, and then Jack Coan threw a stunning interception to give IL new life. The only time Wisconsin trailed in their game at IL on Saturday was when there were all zeroes on the clock when the game ended.