It is hard to believe, but it is already Spring, and we are inching closer and closer to the premiere of the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus 2. The Disney+ film will see the return of the Sanderson sisters and the original actresses who portrayed them — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. Fans will also see the return of Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson.
Ever since the sequel film was announced back in 2019, we have learned a lot about the story viewers will see on the small screen. Hocus Pocus 2 will see three young women once again light the Black Flame Candle and have to deal with the consequences. However, we will also be given a look at what it was like when Winnie, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson were growing up in colonial Salem. It will be really great and interesting to see their backstory.
We are now learning that fans of Ru Paul’s Drag Race will see some familiar faces in the film as well. Drag queens acting as the Sanderson sisters has become incredibly popular, and it looks like the movie will recognize that. According to Entertainment Weekly, Hocus Pocus 2 has cast some Drag Race superstars. Per EW:
Hocus Pocus 2 is rooting for RuPaul’s Drag Race queens Kahmora Hall and Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté.
EW has confirmed through a source close to production that the drag superstars joined the Hocus Pocus sequel cast as drag versions of Sarah and Mary Sanderson, portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the 1993 original and the upcoming Disney+ movie. Season 13 alum Kahmora plays the drag version of Sarah, while season 14 queen Kornbread appears as Mary.
We previously confirmed that fellow Drag Race alum Ginger Minj will also appear in the film as a drag version of Bette Midler’s Winifred Sanderson, the leader of the witchy trio who return to Salem to wreak havoc on town residents 29 years after the events of the first film. According to another source close to the film, the Drag Race threesome filmed a scene for the Disney+ sequel in Rhode Island in November 2021 in which they portray impersonations of the Sanderson Sisters at a drag show when the real witches show up.
There is no official release date for Hocus Pocus 2 at this time, but we do know that Disney plans to release it for this year’s Halloween season. It also looks like the Dennison children will not be making an appearance in the sequel. According to multiple outlets, Thora Birch — who played Dani Dennison — was approached to reprise her role but was unable to due to scheduling conflicts. Omri Katz — who originally lit the Black Flame Candle — said that he was not asked to reprise his role.