Bette Midler Jokes About Delayed Hocus Pocus Sequel: 'Disney Can't Find a Virgin'

The Sanderson sisters aren't officially back on the big screen for a sequel, and Winnie will tell you why.

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Like many Hocus Pocus fans, Bette Midler is itching for a sequel of the 1993 Halloween classic.

But the rumored reboot appears to be delayed according to the 69-year-old actress.

“Breaking news!! SEQUEL DELAYED!! @Disney having trouble finding a virgin!” Midler joked on Twitter tagging co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.

The trio portrayed evil witches called the Sanderson sisters, Winifred (Midler), Mary (Najimy), and Sarah (Parker), who are accidentally freed after a virgin teenager lights a candle at their abandoned house.

Hocus Pocus fans got all fired up in early 2014 when speculations of a possible next chapter hit the web, with Tina Fey at the helm as producer. The Sisters star has since denied the rumor.

Then in November, Midler took part in a Reddit AMA where she was asked if she would be reprising her famous Disney role.

“Inundate the Disney company. Because I have canvassed the girls and they are willing to do it, but we have no say in it, so if you want a ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ ask the Walt Disney company.”

But it appears Disney has not forgotten about the beloved Sandersons. The witches are currently a part of a new stage show at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park just in time for Halloween. The Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular show runs through Nov. 1.

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