Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy Star in the Original Movie “Hocus Pocus 2”
Premiering September 30, Exclusively on Disney+
Hocus Pocus is one of those cult classics that’s managed to remain relevant for decades. The film tells the story of three witches who are accidentally resurrected on Halloween and must sacrifice children in order to return from the dead.
Hocus Pocus 2 has been a long time coming, and for good reason: it’s no easy task creating an effective sequel to such a wacky movie. While there have been many unofficial follow-ups to Hocus Pocus, including the graphic novel Witchy New Hampshire, there has never been an official sequel.
An article by Variety indicates that Universal Studios did attempt to create a Hocus Pocus 2 in 2015, but plans were abandoned.
However, with the recent release of the 25th anniversary Blu-Ray edition of Hocus Pocus, fans are buzzing once again about the possibility of a sequel. And it is finally here!
About Hocus Pocus 2
The cast and filmmakers from Disney’s “Hocus Pocus 2” were in frightfully good spirits earlier this evening at the premiere of the Disney+ Original live-action comedy and haunting sequel to the Halloween classic at New York’s AMC Lincoln Square Cinemas.
The film’s stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Froy Gutierrez, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Taylor Henderson, Nina Kitchen, Juju Brenner, Kahmora Hall, and Ginger were in attendance.
As were filmmakers Anne Fletcher (director), Jen D’Angelo (screenwriter), Lynn Harris (producer), and Adam Shankman (executive producer), and guests Kristin Chenoweth, Sunny Hostin, and Ralph Macchio.
“Hocus Pocus 2” will premiere September 30 on Disney+ as a part of the streaming service’s Hallowstream celebration.
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.
Cast of Hocus Pocus 2
“Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), with Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”).
The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”) from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”) and a story by David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”) & Blake Harris, and Jen D’Angelo, produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.
Hocus Pocus Treats!
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