We’ll see Hocus Pocus 2 in just a few weeks, and we’ve already been given a spooky new trailer. The second trailer was shown for the first time at the D23 Expo. It was the first time we saw Hannah Waddingham as The Witch and Doug Jones as “good zombie” Billy Butcherson.
In late June, Disney released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated sequel. If you didn’t know how much people wanted to see the movie, the trailer got more than 40 million views on its first day. In the second book, the Sanderson Sisters are back to cause trouble in Salem. What else can we expect? Here is all the information you need about Hocus Pocus 2.
Hocus Pocus 2 Plotline
Along with the official announcement in May 2021, we learned the first plot details about what to expect from the sequel. “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 says.
This sounds a bit like the book sequel that came out in July 2018 and was about Max and Allison’s daughter Poppy, her best friend Travis, and a girl named Isabella, who Poppy has a crush on. Poppy sneaks into the Sanderson house during a blood moon to impress Isabella. By accident, she brings the sisters back to life. It’s not clear if this is what will happen in the next movie, so it might not be accurate.
Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date
On September 30, Hocus Pocus 2 will become available to stream on Disney+. At this point, the only issue remains whether you will be able to hold out until Halloween to see it.
The sequel’s shooting began in Rhode Island on October 18, 2021, and continued until late January of the following year. Therefore, all we can do at this point is wait for Hocus Pocus 2 to be released, but in the meantime, if you want to fill the witchy-shaped hole in your life, you can always watch the first movie again on Disney Plus.
Hocus Pocus 2 Cast
Bette Midler said in October 2020 that she, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, who played Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, would all be back for the sequel. We had to wait until May 2021 to find out that the same actors would be back as the witchy trio, but the movie wouldn’t have been the same without them.
We don’t think Thora Birch will be back as Dani Dennison because she had to turn down a role because of her busy schedule. She said in May 2022, “Everyone tried so hard to make that happen, but it just didn’t,” but everyone did try so hard.
Omri Katz and Vinessa Shaw won’t be playing Max and Allison. “We wanted to include all of the characters that the fans liked, and when you looked at the story and all the parts, you were like, “How do we make this work?” Anne Fletcher, the director, said.
“It was tough to try to get them to be a part of it, even though we discussed it a lot. You’re trying to keep the story going, even if they only had a small part. “People would say, ‘They could be in the background!’ and I’d be like, ‘Really? Are you happy to put the main characters of the first movie in the background? You won’t be happy; you’ll be angry.”
Katz replied that he would have “loved to be involved,” but he doesn’t hold any grudges and will watch the sequel just like everyone else. Tony Hale is playing Salem’s mayor, Jefry Traske, but we haven’t seen him in the movie yet. Doug Jones is back as Billy Butcherson. The cast announcement also said that Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo would play Becca, Cassie, and Izzy, three teenagers who become the Sanderson Sisters’ targets.
Taylor Henderson, Juju Brener, and Nina Kitchen will play younger versions of Winifred, Sarah, and Mary, respectively. Froy Gutierrez will play Cassie’s boyfriend Mike. There will also be drag versions of the Sanderson Sisters by three queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Kahmora Hall will play Sarah Sanderson. Mary Sanderson will be played by Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté, and Ginger Minj will play Winifred Sanderson.
Behind the scenes, Jen D’Angelo wrote the sequel, and Adam Shankman was going to direct it at first. Shankman’s work on Disenchanted caused a scheduling conflict, so Anne Fletcher took over, but Shankman stayed on as executive producer.
Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer
As was said above, the first trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 came out on June 28, 2022. It didn’t have much plot, but it was terrifying. The trailer showed some classic Hocus Pocus items, like the Black Flame Candle, and hinted at the return of the Sanderson Sisters. Then, on September 9, 2022, Disney released the second trailer for Hocus Pocus 2, which focused more on the plot than the teaser.
It starts with the Sanderson Sisters getting the magic book for their 16th birthday, which seems to be the movie’s beginning. We also see how the three of them come back to life and how they plan to steal the souls of the teenagers who brought them back by accident. Billy Butcherson comes back at the end of the trailer, and if you haven’t seen that wonderful moment yet, you can watch it below:
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