Practical Magic 2 Is Officially In The Works!

There’s just something so bewitching about sisters and female friendships — the dynamic between polar opposites will always pull you in. That’s what makes it fun to watch Anne and Diana’s connection blossom in Sullivan’s Anne of Green Gables. And sadly, it’s what yanks at our heartstrings each time we cue up that old VHS of Beaches with Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey. Hopping on that enthralling, nostalgic sisterhood and friendship trope, Practical Magic hit the big screen in October 1998 and cast a spell over everyone who watched it. Since its release 25 years ago, many fans have longed for an update on the Owens sisters. Now, we can confirm that the rumor mill was correct — Practical Magic 2 is in development and a sequel shouldn’t be far in our future!

It was all confirmed on June 10, with a post from Warner Bros. Pictures.

“It’s official! Practical Magic 2 is in development and coming soon,” they wrote, while sharing three very cute Practical Magic 2 video memes.

And we only waited 26 years.

Witchy leads Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are in talks to return, Variety reports. They added that Akiva Goldsman will write the screenplay while Bullock and Kidman expected to produce alongside Denise Di Novi.

Fans have been guessing that this announcement was coming since the weekend, when Max announced — at midnight — that the original movie would be available to stream.

We all fell head over heels for the Owens family from the very moment Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest’s witchy aunts told Sally and Gillian, “In this house, we have chocolate cake for breakfast.” The familial chemistry! The sorcery! The midnight margaritas! There’s so much to love about this cult classic. So, of course we want to catch up with the gals and see what life has brought them since their (seemingly) last time playing with magic.

And then, last year, more than a few viral Practical Magic 2 posters started floating around social media.

Is Practical Magic 2 coming soon?

Yes, we can now confirm it since Warner Bros. has made the announcement. We still don’t know anything about the cast or the release date, but it’s in development.

The posters we’ve seen about the movie, though, are not legit. That magical-looking announcement “poster” isn’t from an actual film studio. As other sources have pointed out, the Practical Magic 2 graphic seems to have originated from RuPaul’s Drag Race Family, a fan-run Drag Race-devoted Facebook page. It could have been an attempt to generate more chatter and bring in some new members (it happens more than you probably realize).

And of course, there’s no way to know if the fabricated poster from 2023 inspired filmmakers to realize that we all ~really~ want Practical Magic 2.

What story would Practical Magic 2 tell?

Let’s have a little fun for a moment, shall we? While there’s no way to know, for sure, what Practical Magic 2 will be about, you should know that the story has already been written!

For those who don’t remember (or were too young to know), the 1998 film is based on a book. Written by Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic is the first in a quartet of books that follows the oh-so-magical Owens family. The next three books are The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic. The synopsis written to accompany the seemingly fake Practical Magic 2 movie poster follows the plot of The Book of Magic almost perfectly. Stating, “When Sally’s Grand Daughter turns 16, all hell breaks loose when an ancient family curse finally descends. Tracking down the source to a long-forgotten Owens family coven, the six Owens women must travel across the country if they have any hope of saving the future of their family.

It sounds lovely. Of course, it’s also important to remember that the original movie and the original book were quite different from each other.

Who would return for Practical Magic 2?

While we don’t know anything about casting other than the fact that “talks” are happening, it’s worth noting that the original cast would probably be on board.

All of Practical Magic’s adult cast and most of the daughters are still active in Hollywood. Both Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman have become giant stars and household names. Yet, at the same time, both have settled into a slower Hollywood pace, meaning they would have time to work on the project if they wanted to. And in digging through some older interviews, they have nothing but love and good memories from their time on set.

If we’re lucky, we could expect the return of practically everyone from the original cast, even if it’s just a cameo. That includes:

  • Stockard Channing
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Aidan Quinn
  • Goran Visnjic
  • Mark Feuerstein
  • Margo Martindale
  • Evan Rachel Wood
  • Chloe Webb
  • Camilla Belle

Alexandra Artrip, who played the youngest version of Bullock’s Sally, might be the only original cast member unlikely to show up. The child actor did a few roles when she was younger but has since left Hollywood and works in sales. However, she may be willing to return if the part felt special enough.

When will Practical Magic 2 be released?

Right now, the movie is simply in development, which means we have a very bad idea of what the timeline is for a theatrical release. All we know right now is that it’s probably — if everything goes right — coming our way in the next couple of years.

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