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Hocus Pocus 2 Premieres This Year

Hocus Pocus 2

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The witches are back and plan to unleash hell on Earth this upcoming fall.

The sequel to 1993’s Hocus Pocus will be hitting screens on September 30, and it looks like Disney has already cast a spell over everyone waiting for this film.

In this sequel to the 1993 film, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are returning for another round of sisterly wickedness. Disney’s presentation revealed a few details as they previewed an exclusive clip from the new film.

The clip follows two young girls igniting the Black Flame Candle, which requests the presence of the central witches as Midler squeals, “Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we’re back!” 

They make a musical performance – an Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Back” cover– while Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) and some other character portrayed by Sam Richardson also appear. The mayor of Salem (Tony Hale) appears in the rough-cut footage too.

There are no details about the film’s plot revealed, but it has been confirmed that Thora Birch will not make a return as Dani Dennison from the original installment.

RuPaul’s Drag Race stars will be portraying drag versions of Winifred (Ginger Minj), Mary (Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté) and Sarah (Kahmora Hall) in a scene at the show – a drag show attended by the Sanderson sisters. 

Award-winning actress Hannah Waddingham has been announced to play a part in this upcoming movie, which follows three teens – portrayed by Gossip Girl’s Whitney Peak, Dirt’s Lilia Buckingham, and American Horror Stories’ Belissa Escobedo – as they put an end to the Sanderson sisters’ plan for revenge after their resurrection 29 years following film one.

“I am beyond thrilled to be involved in the sequel to a film that is as beloved as Hocus Pocus,” said sequel filmmaker Anne Fletcher in a statement last year regarding the forthcoming movie. 

“Fans around the world have embraced these characters and have made this film a Halloween tradition whose popularity continues to grow, and how lucky am I to be back at Disney with these three extraordinarily talented ladies in the iconic roles they created, as well as our fabulous new additions to the cast?” 

Hocus Pocus 2 airs September 30 on Disney+. 

The 1993 Hocus Pocus is a fantasy comedy horror movie written by Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris. It follows the three witches resurrected by a virgin teenage boy on Halloween night. 

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