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Bette Midler steps up campaign for 'Hocus Pocus' sequel in time for Halloween

2015-10-28
Bette Midler has made no secret of the fact she wants nothing more than a sequel to 1993 Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, but as the date creeps ever closer this year, she's stepping her campaign to get Disney to greenlight the project in typically brilliant style. hocus It seemed to start two weeks ago when Midler - who has been reviving the villainous Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson for incredible concert performances this year - spotted YouTube star Todrick Hall's parody of the film, 'Hocus Broke-us', saying she "peed" herself. https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/654420719124783105 With her campaigning spirit clearly revived, the 69-year-old has been tweeting about a potential sequel with increasing regularity ever since, and has been intentionally firing up former co-star Kathy Najimy for good measure. https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/655411209185787904 https://twitter.com/kathynajimy/status/655995207050248192 https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/658723462786080768 https://twitter.com/kathynajimy/status/659113598208319488 Finally, Bette summed up our feelings entirely yesterday (with a little GIF-based help from Winnie), when she pointedly mentioned the fact that The Fast and the Furious has a colossal six sequels compared to Hocus Pocus's zero. https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/659140265098280960 https://twitter.com/kathynajimy/status/659189856325738496 At this point we'd let Bette and Kathy loose with a broomstick and webcam and just see what happens, to be honest - and while the Sanderson sisters' remaining member Sarah Jessica Parker hasn't taken to Twitter in almost a year now, this post from last Halloween indicates that she hasn't forgotten her Salem-based roots either. https://twitter.com/SJP/status/528246698695745537 Who knows, maybe in time for next Halloween? More stories: Gus Kenworthy perfectly shuts down troll who asked if he's 'the man or the woman' Marc Jacobs responds to ‘wild, 10-person orgy’ reports in spectacular style Win £500 store credit at MR PORTER