Hocus Pocus 2 Will Hit the Big Screens on Halloween 2022

Adam Shankman, the producer of Hocus Pocus 2 announced that the filming has wrapped on the upcoming follow-up and teases a Halloween release date on Disney plus this year.

Originally released back in 1993, Hocus Pocus swiftly turned into a cult classic and one of the most popular Halloween movies of all time.

The film stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the Sanderson sisters, Hocus Pocus revolves around Max (played by Omri Katz), his younger sister, Dani (played by Thora Birch), their neighbor Allison (played by Vinessa Shaw), and a talking cat named Binx (voiced by Jason Marsden) since they try to beat the trio of witches before they scoff the souls of all the children of Salem, Massachusetts.

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When Will Hocus Pocus 2 Be Released?

The film is scheduled to release on Disney plus in the Fall of 2022, Hocus Pocus 2 will see the return of Midler, Parker, and Najimy as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.

Anne Fletcher serving as director, the spin-off started filming back in November last year in Rhode Island, rather Salem, Massachusetts. During filming, several pictures and several sneaks peeks from behind-the-scenes have shown up online.

Hocus Pocus 2
Hocus Pocus 2

These include the Sanderson sisters shooting a musical number, the popular trio returning into their old cottage, and a Binx Easter egg.

Recently, Shankman confirmed that filming on Hocus Pocus 2 has been completed and teased a Halloween release date for the spin-off.

Shankman took to Instagram to share the news with a picture of the silhouette of the Sanderson sisters and added the caption, “SISTAAAAAHHHHSSS! Aaaaand that’s a WRAP!!! #hocuspocus2”. Shankman congratulated the cast and crew before teasing the release date and mentioned, “Coming to you #halloween #2022 on @disneyplus.” Here’s the official post below:

 

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Who Will Join the Cast of Hocus Pocus 2?

Hocus Pocus 2, which as per reports has a working title of Black Flame, will also represent Doug Jones, who will return to reprise his role for the character of Billy Butcherson. There are some new additions to the cast that includes Whitney Peak, Lila Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo.

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At this time, it remains to be seen if original cast members Katz, Shaw, and Birch will make cameo appearances as Max, Allison, and Dani all grown-up. Have a look at the names of the confirmed casts:

  • Bette Midler will portray the character Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson
  • Taylor Paige Henderson will portray the character Young Winnie Sanderson
  • Sarah Jessica Parker will portray the character, Sarah Sanderson
  • Juju Brene will portray the character Young Sarah Sanderson
  • Kathy Najimy will portray the character, Mary Sanderson
  • Nina Kitchen will portray the character Young Mary Sanderson
  • Doug Jones will portray the character William “Billy” Butcherson
  • Whitney Peak will portray the character, Becca
  • Lilia Buckingham will portray the character, Cassie
  • Belissa Escobedo will portray the character, Izzy
  • Tony Hale will portray the character Jefry Traske

Besides these mentioned characters, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, and Froy Gutierrez are also onboarded but their characters have not been disclosed yet.

As of now, it looks like Hocus Pocus fans won’t have to wait much longer to see the Sanderson sisters back in action if the follow-up film lands a Halloween 2022 release date.

After waiting for a long period, Hocus Pocus 2 is now officially conjuring up some movie magic, just in time for Halloween.

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