“Hocus Pocus 2” Disney+ Release Date Announced
During Disney’s Upfront presentation to advertisers, it was announced that the sequel to the popular Halloween film, “Hocus Pocus”, will be coming to Disney+ on September 30th 2022.
Singer/actress Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”) returns as Winifred Sanderson, with Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City”) and Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act”) back as her sisters, Sarah and Mary, respectively. In “Hocus Pocus 2,” three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.
“It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters who were executed for practicing witchcraft, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to figure out how to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before midnight on All Hallow’s Eve.”
The film also stars Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo as the three teenagers who must stop the witches when they return to the land of the living for another night of Halloween frolic.
Doug Jones will also be returning as Billy Butcherson alongside with a number of new cast members, including Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson, and Nina Kitchen.
“Hocus Pocus 2” is being directed by Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal,” “27 Dresses”), who took over the directing responsibilities from her friend and colleague Adam Shankman (“Hairspray,” “The Wedding Planner”), with Lynn Harris (“The Shallows”) serving as producer. Shankman is currently in production on “Disenchanted” for the studio, which he is directing, but has has remained on this project as an executive producer along with Ralph Winter (“Adrift”) and David Kirschner (“Curse of Chucky”). Steven Haft (“Tigerland”) is co-producer.
Are you looking forward to “Hocus Pocus 2” arriving on Disney+ this Halloween season?
I cannot wait for HP2 … and delighted that the original Sanderson sister will be back. I loved the first HP completely spell bounded me. So I was one that wanted HP2 to go ahead . Love love love everything HP 🧙🏻🧙🏻🧙🏻🕸🕷✨