Bette Midler Reveals Why We Never Got A First Wives Club Sequel

On September 30, 2022, just in time for the start of the Halloween season, director Anne Fletcher's "Hocus Pocus 2" premiered on Disney+. 

Debuting 29 years after the original, the film sees the Sanderson sisters — Winifred (Bette Midler, who hasn't minced words about "Hocus Pocus 3"), 

Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Mary (Kathy Najimy) — return from the grave to once again wreak havoc on Salem, Massachusetts as only the three iconic witches can.

 While far from a home run reception-wise, it has proven a fun nostalgia trip for those who adored the 1993 film that started it all.

It shouldn't surprise anyone that a second "Hocus Pocus" flick arrived in 2022, bearing in mind that sequels are all the rage these days. 

It doesn't matter how old a project is or how loved — or hated — the last entry in a franchise was. 

If Hollywood believes there's fan demand and money to be made, chances are a continuation of some kind will come to fruition. 

However, just because some people want to see a specific sequel doesn't guarantee it'll happen. 

Case in point: the 1996 comedy, "First Wives Club," which features Bette Midler herself in a leading role.

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