Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that it has officially been announced that Disney fans everywhere will be delighted with a third “Hocus Pocus” film! Following the exciting announcement, star of the origin film, Omri Katz (Max), discussed his excitement for the film.

News for the third film came came last week when president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, Sean Bailey, confirmed the film in a profile with the New York Times. Following his announcement, Disney fans everywhere began running amuck–including us!

“Hocus Pocus 2” broke streaming records when it debuted on Disney+ last year, even though the first film had been released almost 30 years prior. Due to the massive success of the sequel, it makes sense Disney would want to continue with the series!

“I’m excited for the new film!” Omri Katz (who played Max Dennison in the first film) shared via email with Entertainment Weekly. “Glad to see this franchise gain its popularity 30 years later.”


For those not familiar with the second film, Omri and several other characters featured in the first film were not asked to return for the sequel. Instead, Disney introduced fans to a new group of teens set to take on the Sanderson sisters.

However, if Disney is open to bringing the film series back again we’d like to think they would also be open to possibly bringing back some of its original cast from the first film!

“Yes, I would return if Disney approached me,” Katz confirmed of a comeback. “It would be an honor to return, hopefully with some of my fellow castmates, and make a fun addition to the franchise!”

Of course, at this time it is not known what could possibly come of the third film. Although, we’re crossing our fingers for Omri and his castmates!

Would you like to see Omri Katz reprise his role as Max in the third film? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato
The Main Street Mouse