It’s been 25 years since the film Hocus Pocus was released, and we still can’t get enough of it! The sequel, titled Hocus Pocus 2: Rise of the Elderwitch, will finally be coming to theaters in 2022. The sequel is written by Jen D’Angelo and directed by Anne Fletcher. The original movie had one of the finest cast which included Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Omri Katz will be reprising their roles as Winifred Sanderson, Mary Sanderson aka Mary Lou Barebone aka Mrs. Katherine “Kay” Mullins (Najimy), Thackery Binx (Omri Katz) and Max Dennison respectively.
What did the Movie Revolve Around?
The movie received mixed reviews due to poor direction and a clichéd story. The movie revolves around the life of 16-year old Max Dennison, who moves to Salem with his sister and mother; while still trying to adjust to this new environment, he stumbles upon an old cemetery where he lights up black candles, which summons Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson (Midler) and brings the three witches back to life who were executed for practicing witchcraft.
Max, his sister, and the town’s new girl, Allison, team up to put an end to these witches once again with help from Maxs’ crush, who can see Binx because she is a descendant of Sarah Sanderson. With the help of Binx, they learn about themselves and their ancestors in order to defeat them before the witches can complete their plan of stealing the souls of all children in Salem.
What We Know About Hocus Pocus 2 by Far!
Hocus Pocus is taking too much time under development, but there are some updates on it that might interest you.
The Hocus Pocus sequel is written by Jen D’Angelo and will be produced by David Kirschner, who was the producer of the first film, while director Anne Fletcher has recently stated she wants to make a family comedy but at this point, nothing confirmed nor denied about her involvement in the movie.
The sequel will be released on Disney+. The Sanderson sisters are sure to return in the year 2022. The movie will have the witches making havoc once again, but this time in a new world, different from the one they’ve already been. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, David Kirschner revealed that Hocus Pocus would have all of its original cast return for the sequel, and he is currently speaking to Kathy Najimy about reprising her role as Mary Sanderson!
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Will the Sequel be as Amazing as Hocus Pocus?
We have not yet had confirmation on who will play the Sanderson sisters, but we know that Bette Midler is returning to voice her character! The film does not have a confirmed release date or cast list. It’s only slated for 2022. The sequel will be set in Salem, Massachusetts, which is the same location as the original film.
Fletcher’s vision for this sequel will be to create an experience that’s more “magical” and “surprising” than what you saw when Hocus Pocus was released in 1993. She hopes it will leave viewers feeling nostalgic about their childhood. The announcement was made back in the year 2020, and we have yet to hear any more news about this sequel. Our only hope is that it really does happen!