All the four leading ladies of the movie had a reunion for the first time since 1996 and our hearts are happy.
Last weekend, something witchy magical took place at the Monster Mania Convention. Guess, guess? The original coven of The Craft had a reunion for the FIRST TIME in TWENTY THREE YEARS! I mean, there have been a lot The Craft conventions and meets and greets, but all of the leading ladies were never spotted together in the same event. Rachel True, who played Rochelle in the movie, recently took to her Twitter to address the racism which still prevails in the industry. She revealed that all her co-stars are usually invited for reunion events except her and fans were enraged.
"I think it’s interesting these conventions are booking Neve, Fairuza &, Robin all together, but excluding me. Sounds about white," she wrote without naming the convention. "Maybe it’s just an oversight but...I mean.. it’s a film about 4 f*cking girls, not 3. I’m not calling out any convention in particular because it’s more than one & they don’t realize the casual racism to the choice. So if you attend those sorts of things let them know. especially if you’re white, I guess."
Here the conventions response... they weren’t going to book me anyways.. now they’re saying it’s because I spoke up. pic.twitter.com/SN8tvNwNVH— Rachel True (@RachelTrue) January 26, 2019
Rachel's tweet got a lot of attention and longtime fans of True and The Craft were outraged. To celebrate the movie's amazing 23 years, Monster Mania had a Craft reunion and they made sure all of the girls make it. Rachel True, Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, and Neve Campbell were all spotted signing autographs, posing for photographs and spreading smiles. Seeing them all together made our hearts happy!
As far as a sequel is concerned, it was announced to be in the making years ago but the fans were not so amused and even Fairuza Balk, who plays Nancy Down in the movie, was not on board with the idea of a sequel. "FYI- I did not say I thought remaking The Craft specifically was a bad idea- I said remakes -IN GENERAL-tend to be a bad idea," the actress tweeted and the fans supported her decision because come on most of the sequels money hungry Hollywood makes are garbage. Sony Pictures received outrage from the fans and ultimately the idea of a sequel was dropped.
But now, Robin Tunney has revealed that the sequel is once again up and running! On etalk, she spilled some beans and confirmed that a reboot/sequel is indeed happening when she was asked about it while promoting her new show The Fix. Not only that, but she has also teased a possibility that the original cast might be coming back. "They are still remaking it. Zoe Lister-Jones is writing it. And I may or may not do it. I’m so proud of that movie. It was the first lead I ever had and it’s a movie young girls today still watch at sleepovers. It’s girl power and I’m so proud of it. I’m SO proud of it," the 46-year-old American actress said.
Tunney who is a famous face of many major movies and TV shows believes movies are forever but TV shows fade away. "It’s weird to notice the difference between television and film because film is more permanent. [Film] sort of goes on through generations, whereas TV is more of a fad." So, a sequel-like reboot is happening and the original stars might play their parts again, and that's all we know for now.
Producer Douglas Wick, who is currently on board with the new Craft movie, told HitFix that, "I wouldn’t say that we wouldn’t so much call it a remake as ’20 years later’. There will be callbacks to the original movie, so you will see there is a connection between what happened in the days of The Craft, and how these young women come across this magic many years later." So is it a reboot or a sequel? We'll take anything with the original cast, TBH.
"Here are some young women who once again discover the power of magic, and we explore their emotional lives, their wants, their fears, their longings, as they become empowered. So you know, the same way you use a war movie to explore the psyche of men, you get to create a heightened world to explore the psyche of these women. That seemed like an opportunity that was ripe and a way to make a movie that would be very much about now," Wick explained the plot. Will you be watching the new Craft movie?