The witches are back and there’s hell to pay! Although we knew a sequel to the much-beloved Hocus Pocus was well underway, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprising their roles as the wicked Sanderson sisters Winifred, Sarah, and Mary, we now have official confirmation that hocus Pocus 2will be dropping in on Disney+ in fall 2022.
It seems that a fresh crop of youths hasn’t heard the rumors about what happened in Salem back in 1993, because the sequel is reportedly about three young women who accidentally bring the Sanderson sisters back to modern-day Salem and must find a way to stop the witches from feasting on the souls of children and wreaking more havoc on the world. No word yet on whether Thackery Binx will drop in from Heaven to keep an eye on the situation in cat form, though.
When will Hocus Pocus 2 Release?
Someone must have lit the black flame candle because, in what’s possibly the best news to come of 2021, the Sanderson Sisters are officially back with Hocus Pocus 2. After nearly three decades of wishing for a Hocus Pocus sequel, Disney announced that the rumors are in fact true: The Sanderson sisters will make their grand return in 2022.
As much as we wish we could mark our calendars for Halloween this year, Hocus Pocus 2 isn’t set to debut until Fall 2022. But for a movie we’ve been begging for a sequel to? It’s sure to be worth the wait.
In a statement, Disney said that there would be a sequel to Hocus Pocus. This time, 3 girls accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back into modern-day Salem and they have to figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from causing havoc on the world.
This movie is not too different from the first one. It will have some of the same things. The director says it will please both new and old fans and we believe her.
I am happy to be able to help bring these witches back to life. I am also excited about working with my friends at Disney again.“This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Fletcher is taking over from previously announced director Adam Shankman, who is hard at work on the Enchanted sequel and fellow Disney Plus exclusive Disenchanted.
Original Hocus Pocus writer Mick Garris is looking forward to it – he recently told Comicbook.com he was “excited” by the prospect, adding that “the main reason the movie worked was the Sanderson Sisters”.
Meanwhile, Bette Midler has also said that the script is great. This means that even if the movie does not turn out well, fans will still like it.
We’ll let you know when we hear of any more plot details.
What are the critic’s reviews on Hocus Pocus 2?
“Hocus Pocus is back!” – Hocus pocus critic, Robin Huda.
“It’s a HAPPY HOCUS! You will laugh and cry with joy.” – Josh S Michaela of Huffington Post
“The Sanderson Sisters are at it again with their loveable Halloween hijinks in the sequel to Disney classic Hocus Pocus….This film is incredibly funny for kids but dark enough that adults can appreciate its clever jokes too. ”- Rebecca Steinitz from The Wrap
We’re not sure what else they had planned after this scene, though…but we think our job here is done. And if you want more information on the movie before it comes out next year (or simply want to get hyped up), check out Hocus Pocus online, and make sure you’re following Hocus Pocus on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.