‘Practical Magic’ Sequel Brewing With Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman In Talks To Return

After a 26-year hiatus, the beloved witchy world of Practical Magic is set to enchant audiences once more with a sequel. Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock are in talks to reprise their roles as the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, in Practical Magic 2. They will also serve as executive producers for the film, with Akiva Goldsman (Angels & Demons, Star Trek: Picard), one of the original screenwriters, penning the script. Warner Bros announced the project, stirring excitement among fans with a nostalgic TikTok featuring clips of the original cast.


Practical Magic, directed by Griffin Dunne (After Hours, This Is Us) and based on the 1995 novel by Alice Hoffman, follows the lives of the Owens sisters, who confront and overcome their family’s curse that doomed any man who loved them to an untimely death. Alongside Kidman and Bullock, the original cast included notable actors such as Stockard Channing (Grease), Dianne Wiest (Edward Scissorhands), Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall), and Goran Višnjić (Spartacus).

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The sequel’s announcement comes as a surprise, especially given the original film’s rocky reception. Critics initially panned Practical Magic for its inconsistent tone (even garnering a 24% Rotten Tomatoes score), and it underperformed at the box office, earning US$68 million against a US$75 million budget. Despite these challenges, the film has cultivated a dedicated cult following over the years, driven by its charming leads and supernatural themes.

Practical Magic 2 is rumoured to delve into the lives of the next generation of Owens women, possibly exploring new curses and challenges. Plot details remain under wraps, but fans speculate the sequel could focus on Sally’s grown daughters, who may now face their own romantic trials and magical tribulations.

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While the return of the original ensemble cast is still uncertain, the involvement of Bullock, Kidman, and Goldsman provides a solid foundation for the sequel. As Practical Magic concluded with the Owens sisters breaking the family curse and gaining acceptance in their community, the sequel offers a fresh canvas to explore the complexities of family legacy and witchcraft in modern times.

As anticipation builds, Practical Magic 2 promises to rekindle the magic that has kept the story alive in the hearts of its fans. Whether this new chapter can match or surpass the intrigue of its predecessor remains to be seen, but it undoubtedly marks a significant moment for fans of the original film.