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Hocus Pocus 2: New Cast Announced! Release Date Updates

The Sanderson sisters have awakened. As Disney + announced on the Monday after Halloween, filming for the sequel to the magical classic “Hocus Pocus” Part 2 starts on Rhode Island. In addition to Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, another member of the original cast returns. But there is more exciting news.

What Is The Plot Of “Hocus Pocus” 2?

For many families, “Hocus Pocus” is a permanent film tradition on Halloween. Funny, exciting, and with a little bit of horror, the cult production from 1993 is suitable for young and old.

The sequel’s plot takes place 29 years after a teenager named Max lit the candle with the black flame and brought back to life the three sorceresses who steal the children’s essence. Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker), and Mary (Najimy) now seek revenge when they find themselves in the present in Salem. It’s up to three high school students to stop them.

The three teenagers are Becca (Whitney Peak from the “Gossip Girl” sequel), Cassie, and Izzy. More cast members have been announced for Halloween: Original Hocus-Pocus cast Doug Jones returns for the sequel to resume his role as Billy Butcherson.

“Hocus Pocus” Part 2 will premiere on Disney+ in autumn 2022. 

Hocus Pocus 2: 11 New Cast Members

With the announcement of the second film, Disney also revealed the new stars who will be joining the sequel of the 1993 family fantasy film. Disney+ published a video on its official Twitter handle with the list of celebrities joining the franchise. These includes:

  • Whitney Peak
  • Lilia Buckingham
  • Tony Hale
  • Belissa Escobedo
  • Hannah Waddingham
  • Sam Richardson
  • Taylor Henderson
  • Juju Brener
  • Froy Gutierrez
  • Nina Kitchen
  • Taylor Henderson
  • Doug Jones

Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date

Disney announced the sequel to the iconic movie in 2019, but it is not yet confirmed if Midler, Parker, and Najimy will return for the sequel and reprise their roles until this May. 

Anne Fletcher will direct the sequel, while Shankman will serve as the executive producer alongside Ralph Winter. 

The original movie starred Midler, Parker, and Najimy as its main characters. The story was about three sisters who were resurrected 300 years after the Salen witch. The second installment is scheduled to release on Disney Plus in 2022.  

Harry Drew
Harry is a huge nerd. He enjoys discussing science, bizarre hypotheses, and the issues in the entertainment sector. He's funny and good at math. He's good at MATH, after all. He can't help but be a nerd. Aside from that, he's the co-founder of KMI and the source of all the great energy in our office. He oversees all online operations and site maintenance, as well as writing crazy fantastic news stories and serving as the community manager.
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