The Hocus Pocus remake does not have Bette Midler’s support


Bette Midler is not here for the Hocus Pocus remake. In a new interview, Midler dubbed the upcoming movie “cheap,” and dashed fans’ hopes for a cameo.

Things have run amok, amok, amok for the Hocus Pocus remake. Bette Midler has finally opened up about the upcoming reboot. And she hates it. Let’s face it: If it doesn’t have Winifred Sanderson’s blessing, you know it’s going to be a mess.

Midler didn’t hold back while talking to People when she hosted the New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween party. She doesn’t have much hope that they’ll be able to find someone to fill her shoes. “I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character,” she said. “My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”

The roughest line is this: “I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!” she said.

In the past, Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker have expressed interest in participating in a sequel. “You don’t get to see women doing slapstick too much, and in the movie you can see that we’re having a blast,” Midler previously said. “For the life of me, I can’t understand why there’s not a sequel.”

But Midler wants nothing to do with this “cheap” reboot. “No, no, no!” she emphatically told People when asked about a potential cameo.

There had been rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel for years, but it was recently announced that they’re developing a remake instead. There isn’t much hope that we’ll see the original Sanderson sisters singing or riding around on vacuums now that Midler is out.

So, no, this remake won’t put a spell on you or take you away. And it’s sad that they’re not giving fans what they really want. They’ve been hoping for a Hocus Pocus sequel for decades, and it doesn’t make sense why they’ve decided to go with a remake rather than a sequel when it seems like Midler, Najimy and Parker were interested.

They’ve taken out the best part of Hocus Pocus: The cast. Midler, Najimy and Parker made Hocus Pocus the hilarious cult movie that it is. Anything trying to imitate that just won’t be the same.

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