Hocus Pocus 2 First Video Reveals Sanderson Sisters In Modern Day
BY BETHANY GUERRERO
Dec 17, 2021
The first video from Hocus Pocus 2 reveals the Sanderson sisters in the modern-day. Released in 1993, Hocus Pocus quickly became a cult classic and one of the most popular Halloween films of all time. Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, Hocus Pocus follows Max (Omri Katz), his younger sister, Dani (Thora Birch), their neighbor Allison (Vinessa Shaw), and a talking cat named Binx (Jason Marsden) as they attempt to defeat the trio of witches before they devour the souls of all the children in Salem, Massachusetts.
Last year, Disney announced that Hocus Pocus 2 was officially in the works. Slated to debut on Disney+ in the Fall of 2022, Hocus Pocus 2 will feature the return of Midler, Parker, and Najimy as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. Directed by Anne Fletcher, the sequel recently began filming in Rhode Island instead of Salem, Massachusetts. Last month, Hocus Pocus 2 released the official synopsis, which hints that the Sanderson sisters are seeking revenge when they return 29 years later. Now, a new teaser unveils the children-hungry witches back in action.
Today, Disney+ released a trailer highlighting new original content that will arrive in 2022, which features a teaser from Hocus Pocus 2. Featuring the Sanderson sisters at a modern-day Halloween carnival, the brief clip shows Winifred (Midler) looking excited as she strolls with Mary (Najimy) and Sarah (Parker). Sarah is characteristically flanking behind her sisters while gazing up at the sky. The teaser for Hocus Pocus 2 also confirmed the film will begin streaming on Disney+ in the Fall of 2022. Check out the trailer and a screengrab of the footage below:
Although the footage is short, the official video from Hocus Pocus 2 offers a look at the Sanderson sisters in motion after numerous behind-the-scenes photos and various sneak peeks have been offered online. Hocus Pocus 2, which reportedly has a working title of Black Flame, will also feature Doug Jones, who will reprise his role as Billy Butcherson. New additions to the cast include Whitney Peak (Becca), Lila Buckingham (Cassie), and Belissa Escobedo (Izzy) as three young women in present-day Salem who encounter the Sanderson sisters
Of course, Disney continues to drum up excitement for Hocus Pocus 2. Written by Jen D’Angelo, Hocus Pocus 2 has yet to reveal if the original cast members, Katz, Shaw, and Birch will make cameo appearances as Max, Allison, and Dani all grown-up. For now, it appears the fictional residents of Salem may encounter more than they bargained for at the Halloween festival the Sanderson sisters are sauntering through. After a long wait, Hocus Pocus 2 is officially conjuring up some movie magic.