On September 30, Disney will give Hocus Pocus fans something we have been waiting on for decades — a sequel to the hit 1993 film. Hocus Pocus 2 will give us some brand-new characters and a new storyline, but there will also be some very familiar faces. Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker will be returning to reprise their roles as the wickedly hilarious Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson. Doug Jones will also return to the small screen as he again plays the role of Billy Butcherson.
Now, as we said, the first movie took place in 1993 and technology has changed A LOT since then — televisions are now flat, nearly everyone has a cell phone, and a ton of those phones allow you to have access to anything you could ever want to know. Yes, the world has changed and Hocus Pocus 2 and the Sanderson sisters are changing with it, but in a truly hilarious way.
On the Disney+ website, Hocus Pocus 2 has its link and page information. On that page, there is also a picture of Winifred, Mary, and Sarah flying on their “brooms” — but these are not any old brooms. As Winifred Sanderson loves anything classic, she is once again on her classic broom. Mary Sanderson, however, is showing off her balancing act and can be seen riding two robotic vacuum cleaners! Sarah Sanderson also had a change-up in her broom and is riding a Swiffer. If you remember the first film, there was only one broom, which Winifred took, so Mary had to ride a bulky old-school vacuum cleaner and Sarah was relegated to a mop.
Here is more information on the exciting sequel from Disney!
The live-action comedy “Hocus Pocus 2” is a haunting sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult classic which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem. It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.
Hocus Pocus 2 will also star Whitney Peak as Becca, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie, Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, Sam Richardson as Gilbert, and Tony Hale as Mayor Traske. The original Hocus Pocus is currently available to stream on Disney+ and the sequel will make its way to the streaming service on September 30.