The Sanderson sisters are planning to make their return once again, and fans of the Hocus Pocus franchise are keenly anticipating it. A sequel to the Disney classic released in 1993, Hocus Pocus 2 is now officially under production. Disney revealed the plan for picking up the movie for a sequel in 2019. And now, the original cast members have confirmed that they will once again reprise their roles for the upcoming sequel.
When will Hocus Pocus 2 Release?
Hocus Pocus 2 will make its official release on Disney+. On December 10, 2020, at the Disney Investor Day 2020 presentation, it was confirmed that Hocus Pocus 2 is happening; however, not many details were revealed about the production. Bette Midler’s tweet on May 20, 2021, saying “Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years… But we’re BACK!” has confirmed that the movie will make its release soon. It is slated for a release in the second half of 2022. However, as of now, no release date has been ascribed to the movie.
Who is In the Cast of Hocus Pocus 2?
After the movie was officially greenlit in 2019, it was not sure if any of the original cast members will make their return. However, most fans were sure that the upcoming movie is not a delayed sequel for a complete reboot. Jen D’Angelo is writing the script for the movie and was given the task to bring the three witch sisters from the original film to their roles once again.
While initially, Adam Shankman was set to direct the movie, his schedule did not permit him to take up the movie. Instead, he gave the position to Anne Fletcher, and Adam will continue to operate as the executive producer for Hocus Pocus 2. Kenny Ortega, who had served as the director for the first movie back in 1993, remarked in an interview that he was not asked to join the project for the upcoming film. Anne Fletcher adds that the film needs a dose of a laughter more than ever, and she is more than excited to bring the witches to the screens once again.
Among the cast members who are making a return is Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson. Sarah Jessica Parker is also returning as Sarah Sanderson. Her follow tweet to Midler’s says that she is ready to run amok, amok, amok. However, the third witch sister, Kathy Najimy, as Mary Sanderson, has not yet confirmed her role. Besides these, no cast details are available for Hocus Pocus 2. However, Doug Jones, who plays Billy Butcherson, says that he can join the cast if the crew plans his return.
What is the Plot of Hocus Pocus 2?
In February this year, Bette Midler confirmed that the script had taken its shape, and it won’t take long to enter into production. Featuring the modern-world city of Salem, three young women, by accident, bring the Sanderson witch sisters back to life again. These women need to figure out a way sooner than later to stop this child-hungry trio of witches who have been accidentally resurrected and now are wreaking havoc within society. After reading the script, the cast has confirmed that they are impressed by how innovatively Disney has initiated the resurrection of the witches 27 years later. Midler said that all of them agreed that the plot looks great. Hence, fans are waiting to know what will happen in the fantast comedy movie after such a long gap. As of now, no trailer is available for the upcoming film.
If you haven’t watched or want to renew your memory of the original movie, Hocus Pocus, you can watch it on Disney+. The upcoming film will premiere on the same streaming platform in Autumn 2022.