It looks like the Black Flame Candle will be lit again, as Disney has officially confirmed previous reports of a sequel to Hocus Pocus.

According to the official Disney tweet as part of Disney Investor Day, the new Hocus Pocus film will be a "spooky sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic" that will be released exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service. A specific release date has not yet been revealed.

As previously reported, Adam Shankman (2007's Hairspray, 2012's Rock of Ages) is set to direct the sequel, presumably from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics, Happy Together).

Cast members have not been announced, but the Sanderson Sisters trio of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have all previously shown interest in reprising their respective roles, and who knows, maybe we could see the return of Max (Omri Katz), Dani (Thora Birch), Allison (Vinessa Shaw), and Billy (Doug Jones) as well.

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated as more details are announced for the sequel to the family-friendly Halloween horror film set in Salem.

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