Disney, Please Remake “Hocus Pocus” With The “Hidden Figures” Cast

Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!

Hocus Pocus is a cinematic classic. A Halloween movie that many ’90s kid—and gay men—can endlessly quote. The film came out 24 years ago this month, so a sequel is looking more and more unlikely, but how about a reboot?

That’s the idea Twitter user Persephone (@ASamantha) had last week when she had a genius thought:

Yes, take the leading ladies from Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, and cast them as the witchy Sanderson sisters who returned to wreck havoc on Salem in the original—but would now be set in New Orleans in this imaginary reboot:

As if that wasn’t enough, the inspired casting session continued:

Chance the Rapper as Max? Quvenzhané Wallis as Dani (originally played by Thora Birch), Zendaya, Kendrick Lamar… and Big Frieda?!

Others also chimed in with their own casting thoughts, even adding that Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle In Time) should direct the remake:

“It’s my favorite Halloween film and a tradition in my house annually, and this weekend was an anniversary for it—24 years I believe,” Ashley Bender told E! News. “I had the idea when I first saw that Essence cover but not the fleshed out casting. My wheels started spinning and I revisited it.”

“But a trio of black witches in 1600s Salem just wasn’t realistic, so that’s where the idea for the New Orleans setting came from—it’s plausible,” she added.

Just take our money now please, thank you.

Hopefully Disney is taking notes and we can get this reboot made in time for the film’s 25th anniversary next year.

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