Nineties kids, we need to have a screamfest right about now. Disney+ just announced it’s producing a sequel to the forever iconic Hocus Pocus, which means Hocus Pocus 2 is officially coming to a screen near you soon!!
I know, I know. We never thought this day would actually arrive either. Even though it will be a bit before Hocus Pocus 2 premieres, fear not, because there are already Sanderson sisters details out in the universe, and I think it’s high time I share them with you.
Here’s what we know so far about Hocus Pocus 2:
The movie is coming to Disney+ in fall 2022.
Disney Twitter made the formal announcement, and TBH, I think it’s actually good timing. Yes, it’s still a long time away, but hey, look at the bright side. At least we know the sequel is coming and it’s not just a figment of our imaginations!
Oh—and the original cast is back!!
Get your witches’ capes ready, because our original dynamic Sanderson sisters are all coming back for the new installment of the series. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all made the Hocus Pocus 2 announcement on their respective IG accounts, and you can bet their followers went absolutely berserk with the news.
Also, can we just appreciate how on brand the actors’ captions are? Especially Kathy’s. Already giving fans the ~spooky vibes~.
Well, *some* of the original cast, anyway.
In an October 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Vinessa Shaw, who played Allison in the OG movie, revealed that she hasn’t been asked back yet and she doesn’t seem to think she’ll be part of the sequel at all.
“I haven’t heard anything,” she explained. “I know, it’s so disappointing. I would love to do the sequel. It would be so much fun. I think there’s just a different storyline with younger people, but why can’t we all come back in some way?”
The movie takes place in modern times.
The Hollywood Reporter gave further details on what the sequel will be about, and the premise is just as darkly comedic as the first one. According to the production, three young women find themselves accidentally summoning the Sanderson sisters to modern-day Salem. Just like the first movie’s protagonists, the new trio has to stop the witches from wreaking havoc in the 21st century.
Director Anne Fletcher told THR that she’s thrilled to be bringing the iconic witches back to their fans’ lives. “We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three unbelievable women playing delicious characters from such a beloved film,” Fletcher said. “I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Can it get any more Hocus Pocus-y than this? Personally, I’d love to see Winifred try to operate Tinder from an iPhone….
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