The Sanderson sisters are coming back in 2022, Disney fans! Disney formally announced a sequel to Hocus Pocus which will be hitting Disney+ in 2022! It will include the original cast, of course! Hocus Pocus 2 is coming to Disney+ and fans are going a little crazy.
This film was actually officially announced last year. Back then Disney told us that it was in the works. They also told us, at the time, that it would be a Disney+ original. To celebrate Disney’s national streaming day they shared the release year with us. It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing.
The best news is definitely the returning cast. Hocus Pocus 2 will feature the return of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy.
Midler, Parker, and Najimy starred in the original 1993 Hocus Pocus as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, witches from centuries in the past that were accidentally conjured to the present. The second film will follow a similar plot, with the witches being summoned to modern-day Salem.
The film will enter production this fall and undergo a director change, sadly. Anne Fletcher will be taking over from Adam Shankman, who will be sliding over to a role as executive producer. The film will be produced by Lynn Harris with Ralph Winter and David Kirschner as executive producer. Steven Halt will serve as co-producer.
“As heartbroken as I am that I won’t be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” Shankman said in a statement. “I am still grateful and proud to help shepherd this ingenious project as executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend since she helped get me the job choreographing Boogie Nights.”
“Now more than ever, people need to laugh. 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,” said Fletcher. “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.”
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