Hollywood is on a remake binge, and many fans think "Hocus Pocus" is ready for some Black Girl Magic in its own star-studded reboot.
A Twitter user named Persephone first cast the spell when tweeting out an Essence cover featuring "Hidden Figures" stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae. She wants the trio to take on the roles played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker in the 1993 horror comedy. But she went further, and more fans picked up the idea, suggesting other stars for the supporting roles:
So this image. Stay w me. Hocus Pocus remake w these 3. Chance the Rapper as Max, Quvenzhané Wallis as lil sis & Zendaya as Allison. pic.twitter.com/gkwy14oFmU— Persephone (@ASamantha) July 15, 2017
Kendrick Lamar as the voice of Thackery Binx. We need this for the culture.— Persephone (@ASamantha) July 15, 2017
Except now it's set in New Orleans and about Voodoo Queens. Zendaya looks creole af. This could work. Since it's in New Orleans special— Persephone (@ASamantha) July 15, 2017
Appearance by Big Frieda who tells them the story about the sisters. And now Max is from the Chi because. The Culture.— Persephone (@ASamantha) July 15, 2017
Kevin Hart as Billy Butcherson aka The Zombie— Dartunorro Clark (@DartDClark) July 16, 2017
That may have just been a passing thought, but it went viral, and Twitter now needs it to happen:
ayy, twitter make it happen. pic.twitter.com/33pc3jyiJP— ネテロ (@AstroNaughtt) July 16, 2017
Just take it all now! pic.twitter.com/PK6nIjCTQH— Everywhere But There (@foodsnob10) July 16, 2017
Bette Midler shot down the idea of a "Hocus Pocus 2," despite hopes for a sequel to the Disney film, so maybe this is the best way to cover both worlds -- return to the Halloween fave while making it fresh with a new cast? Disney has yet to weigh in, but considering how much they love live-action remakes and other nostalgia, they may want to at least consider it.
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