If you grew up a Disney kid, or know any Disney kids, or, honestly, have any interest in Halloween movies whatsoever, you've likely seen or at least heard of the timeless classic that is "Halloweentown." OK, I'll say it: This is one of the top five best Disney Channel Original Movies of all time -- FIGHT ME. Fortunately for us, Disney also released a second and third installment of the franchise ("Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge" and "Halloweentown High"), plus a random fourth abomination with a different cast that, for the purpose of this discussion -- and any discussion, really -- we will be completely ignoring.
A lot changed in Halloweentown between the OG film's release in 1998 and the release of "Halloweentown High" in 2006, but the opportunities are endless as far as things that could be said and done in this word. We know Kimberly J. Brown (Marnie) would be down for a reunion (suuuuper busy with her Etsy store, she is), but what about the rest of the cast? That is TBD. But if they ever do reunite, we have a few ideas for said script.
I present: "Halloweentown IV: Best of Both Worlds."
After Grandma Aggie's untimely death (RIP, Debbie Reynolds), Marnie steps in as the head of the Cromwell line of magic. With the help of her mother, Gwen, she starts a school for young and gifted witches, warlocks and magical creatures. The best part of this school? Humans can attend as well. They all exist in perfect harmony, learning and growing alongside each other and becoming stronger because of it. We can just see Aggie smiling down at Marnie this entire time.
As far as her personal life, Marnie, of course, falls in love with a human. This is fine, because humans are fully aware of the existence of Halloweentown at this point. But when the movie ends with the revelation that Marnie is pregnant, we can't help but wonder: Will her offspring be magical or not?
Similar to aurors of "Harry Potter," horror hunters hunt down (and hopefully, get rid of) all things evil in Halloweentown and beyond. As we saw in earlier films, from a very young age Sophie had the ability to sense when a "bad thing" was coming or living in someone. That sixth sense doesn't come around every day! Soph leads the pack to keep things peachy keen, while making the occasional drop-in appearance/guest lecture at Marnie's school.
Although we know that Dylan has at least some semblance of powers like the rest of his family, he still insists that magic is trouble and that he'd rather do things the
human old-fashioned way. Sure, he let Grandma Aggie train him a bit before she passed away, but he's never had any desire to continue his education as far as magic is concerned. He teaches human history, after all. He doesn't want to be a hypocrite!
That is, until he falls in love with a witch and fellow professor at Marnie's school. I'd be willing to bet Marnie will not be shy in bursting his bubble about his track record of hating on magic.
Who better? He's seen it all, and survived a solid hex -- or five -- along the way. He doesn't run around conjuring roses out of thin air like *ahem* some previous mayors did, but everyone loves him. He helps Marnie coordinate which magical creatures from Halloweentown will attend her school and, obviously, they're still BFFs.