Exciting news for people who love the movie Hocus Pocus! It has been confirmed by Disney Plus that they will release a new movie in autumn 2022. This means there will be two Hocus Pocus movies to enjoy when it’s time for spooky season again.
Don’t wait for Halloween to show people the first movie. It doesn’t matter if it is Halloween when it comes to the winning combination of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
Along with the trio, the streamer has created new cast members for their project. Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham, and Tony Hale are some of them. They will appear in addition to returning faces like Doug Jones.
Hocus Pocus 2 has been in development for a long time. Then, Disney Investors announced it at their 2020 event. It was the top movie to make money from re-releases in 2020.
The Sanderson Sisters, who died 300 years ago, will come back to life. They will cause chaos in the town of Salem. Another 30 years later, they will come back again.
Production is already underway on the much-anticipated sequel. People are excited about this because they know it will be a good movie. They have released a first look at the movie that shows people from the old movies back in character for Disney Plus Day.
What is the release date of Hocus Pocus 2?
The release date for the new film has not yet been announced, but it will happen in September 2022.
The film will not be shown in the theater. It will go straight to the streaming service.
Filming is taking place in late 2021. We’ll tell you more about the date later. For now, find out how to watch Hocus Pocus.
What is the plot of Hocus Pocus 2?
Hocus Pocus 2 is a movie. It’s about three women who make a mistake and bring back witches from the past. The witches want to eat children, but the women have to stop them before they do.
Not too dissimilar from the first film then – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. A new film will be directed by The Proposal’s Anne Fletcher. She promises that the film will please both old and new fans of the movie.
The actress is happy to play a part in bringing the witches back to life. It is special because she works with her friends at Disney again. “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.”
Fletcher will be taking over from Adam Shankman, who is working on the Enchanted sequel and Disenchanted. A writer who wrote the original Hocus Pocus is looking forward to it. He told a website he was excited about it. He thinks the movie will work well because of the Sanderson Sisters.
Meanwhile, Bette Midler has also said that the script is really good. So it does not matter what happens in the movie—if it is bad or good.
Who will be starring in Hocus Pocus 2?
The original stars are coming back in the new film. They are not restarting this movie.
In October 2020, Bette Midler told people on the news that they want to make a movie of Hocus Pocus. We all said yes.
She added: “I’m game, I’m game.”
In May 2021, it was confirmed that we would see Midler, Parker, and Najimy play the Sanderson sisters.
Meanwhile, it is announced that another star of the original is also coming back. Doug Jones will reprise his role as Billy Butcherson. There are other new cast members too.
A lot of people are coming into this town. Some of them are Ted Lasso, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, and Sam Richardson. Others are Whitney Peak (Sabrina), Lilia Buckingham (Zoe Valentine), and others. Belissa Escobedo (The Baker and the Beauty), Juju Brener (Vanquish), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Taylor Henderson (Earwig and the Witch), and Nina Kitchen.
Who is directing ‘Hocus Pocus 2?’
Anne Fletcher is the director of the new Hocus Pocus movie. She said that she is very happy to be directing the film because people love it.
“Fans around the world have loved these characters. They have made this movie a tradition. This movie is really popular. It’s great that I get to be back with these three extremely talented ladies in the famous roles they created, and our new additions are also pretty good.”