Since production on the sequel to the 1993 Disney comedy “Hocus Pocus,” which is about resurrected witches terrorizing a modern hamlet, the cast and crew of “Hocus Pocus 2” have been spotted in at least six different locations across the state of Rhode Island; in the month since filming began on the project.
Twitter has been a hive of activity with reports of Fairy Dust Productions’ activities, as well as an official statement from Disney on the addition of the witches from the original film; Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Fairy Dust Productions is reportedly working on a sequel to the 1993 film The Witches of Eastwick.
The Cast Of Hocus Pocus 2
A group of young people must prevent the reincarnated Sanderson sisters, or witches, from creating havoc in the present, according to ew.com. The storyline of the new film is identical to the last. However, this is 29 years after the last one.
On November 1, 2019, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy expressed interest in a sequel. Midler announced in October 2020 that she would reprise her role as Winifred with Parker and Najimy. In 2021, Midler, Parker, and Najimy will reprise their roles as the Sanderson Sisters. In October 2021, Taylor Paige Henderson was in the role. Later, it was in the news that Sam Richardson was in final negotiations for an undisclosed part.
That month, Tony Hale joins the cast as Salem’s mayor, Jefry Trask. On October 31, 2021, it was in the news that Hannah Waddingham and Doug Jones; who play William “Billy” Butcherson in the original film, will join the supporting cast. Due to scheduling conflicts, Thora Birch will not reprise her role as Dani Dennison from the previous movie, Wednesday. She was in the same place.
About The Movie
Walt Disney Pictures and Anne Fletcher reunite to offer us Hocus Pocus 2, a sequel to the famous American fantasy comedy-horror film. In the sequel, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones will reprise their roles from Hocus Pocus (1993). Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, and Sam Richardson debut with the ensemble group.
By 2014, there were rumors of a Hocus Pocus sequel, with several performers expressing interest in reprising their roles. In 2017, the original film starring Scarlett Lacey was in making. However, it was never came to an end. D’Angelo had a contract to write the narrative for the 2019 release of a sequel to Hocus Pocus. Before April 2021, when Fletcher took over as director, Adam Shankman was the film’s initial director.
After beginning on October 18, 2021, in Salem, Massachusetts, and concluding on January 26, 2022, production moved to Newport, Rhode Island. Beginning in early June 2022, reshoots were undertaken in Astoria, New York; after two viewings of the film indicates that the conclusion was the weakest aspect.
On September 30, 2022, the movie will release on Disney+