Hocus Pocus is one of the most classic films, bringing back childhood memories of Halloween for fans for decades. Who wouldn’t be excited about the return with a sequel like Hocus Pocus 2? After seeing the defeat of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus (1993), fans assume it was the end of the tale. A story like this continuing is worth getting enthusiastic for, and the original movie’s cult success is worth giving it a comeback sequel for all the fans.
Hocus Pocus 2 will follow the events of the first film 29 years later, giving the viewers a new taste for this classic story to gain a whole new adventure. It’s going to be worth the wait once the release comes to an arrival. The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (Dumplin’) with a script written by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics).
During the first Hocus Pocus, it didn’t receive quite the expecting number from the box office back in the day, causing a letdown for Disney. Over time, the film brought the magic of Halloween, and there is no doubt the sequel will give Hocus Pocus its well-deserving success. Here is everything we know about Hocus Pocus 2 so far.
Cast: Who Will Be Joining and Who Will Be Coming Back?
Anyone who remembers the 1993 original cast of Hocus Pocus will be happy to know that the Sanderson sisters will make their return for the sequel in the leading roles. Bette Midler is back as Winnie Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson. It has also been confirmed that Billy Butcherson, played by Dong Jones, will also make an appearance in his zombie role from the original Hocus Pocus. It is going to be beyond exciting to see how the character will play out for this follow-up story.
The fans are going to get great, familiar references with the old characters returning to the screen along with new characters in the battle between the Sanderson sisters, too. From what Disney seemingly has planned for the film, fans won’t be disappointed one bit with this thrilling sequel.
It has not been confirmed if the whole cast of the original Hocus Pocus will be returning for this sequel, and it is left unknown if any of them would make an appearance or cameo. We have confirmation that the mayor Salem, played by Tony Hale, will also be making a return for the film. Other confirmed cast members which we know about are Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson, Nina Kitchen, and Sam Richardson, who will be playing undisclosed roles for the film as well.
Fans are going to be seeing a whole new group of faces among the original cast members. As far as we know of the new characters, it is going to be following a group of high school students as with the original. The high school students will consist of Whitney Peak (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) as Becca, Lilia Buckingham (Modern Family) as Cassie, and Belissa Escobedo as Izzy. From how it will play out, only upcoming new trailers and set pictures will be able to tell us more. More details about these new characters and how they will play out are unknown for now.
Plot: What Will the Hocus Pocus Sequel Be About?
Hocus Pocus 2 is going to follow the events from the first Hocus Pocus that happened in 1993, 29 years after the first battle with the Sanderson sisters. We only know so far that the Sanderson sisters are going to somehow return and will seek more chaos in a modern-time Salem. It will follow along with three different high school students who are trying to prevent the takeover from the Sanderson sisters’s wrath once more. Viewers are going to see another magical showdown just as we did with Hocus Pocus. We hope to get a more detailed summary of this upcoming sequel early this year.
The Disney+ Expected Release Date
Filming for Hocus Pocus 2 has officially wrapped, confirms Bette Midler. Franchise fans should be expecting this new sequel to arrive in the fall of 2022, right on time for the Halloween and fall seasons. The exact date is still unknown at this time, but once it comes closer to the fall this year, the fans will get more detail on when the sequel will be available.
Unlike the first Hocus Pocus film being available as a theater release only, Hocus Pocus 2 will only be released for the Disney+ streaming platform, the same as Disney’s previous recent successful films and projects. Fans will not want to miss this new magical and thrilling adventure this Halloween.
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