Hocus Pocus is one of the most renowned and memorable Halloween films of all time, and a sequel finally became a reality in December 2020, after years of speculation, whispers, and hypothetical “what if’s.” So, let’s take the time to set the cauldron and spellbook aside and have a chat about the Hocus Pocus 2 release date, a widely awaited film coming our way this year, with the same cast of the three witches in an environment different from 1993.
If there is one movie that shouts Halloween in American cinema, it is ‘Hocus Pocus.’ Despite its failure at the box office, it has become a beloved annual tradition for most families across the country over the years. When Max Dennison, a teenage lad, moves to Salem, he unintentionally resurrects a trio of witches. Fans have been clamoring for a sequel to this legendary Halloween film for quite some time. One streaming provider appears to have taken these requests into consideration. Here’s all we know about ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ thus far.
Who Is In The Cast Of Hocus Pocus 2?
Midler, Parker, and Najimy will return as the witches Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson, respectively. Becca, Cassie, and Izzy, played by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo, are friends who mistakenly resurrect the witches and are left fighting to stop them. Doug Jones reprises his role as Billy Butcherson, an ex-boyfriend poisoned by Winnie in 1693 who is resurrected as a zombie. Hannah Waddingham, who plays the Witch, a mystery new character, Tony Hale, who portrays Jefry Traske, the mayor of Salem, and Sam Richardson, who plays Gilbert, the owner of the Olde Salem Magic Shoppe, also join the cast.
The original is about three witch sisters who were cursed in Salem in 1693. Max Dennison accidentally brings them back to life 300 years later. Despite their efforts to adjust, they are shocked to hear that Halloween is now a holiday. Furthermore, the Sanderson sisters only have one night to ensure their survival. While achieving their mission, they wreak devastation on the metropolis before disintegrating into dust. However, towards the climax, Winnie’s spellbook opens its eye, implying that the sisters have not died fully.
It would be interesting to see how the sisters deal with the twenty-first century, especially with all of its technical advances, in the sequel. A juxtaposition of the past and the present also seems intriguing. However, because the scope is so large, the story can be taken in many different directions. Given the original film’s cult status, it’s safe to anticipate that the tale will share a predictable arc of resuscitation and subsequent changes.
Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer:
Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer Breakdown
The one-and-a-half-minute trailer shows Midler, Parker, and Najimy reprising their roles as the Sanderson sisters, looking nearly identical to what they did in the 1993 picture. Becca, Cassie, and Izzy, three high school classmates, are preparing for a Halloween birthday celebration that includes a visit to the magic shop. Gilbert, the shop owner, warns of how legend has it that “a witch receives her abilities on her 16th birthday.”
The trailer then shows Becca and Izzy lighting the Black Flame Candle, resurrecting the Sanderson sisters. “Secure your children! Yes, Salem, we’ve returned! “squeals Winifred Sanderson near the close of the video, amid thunderclaps and lightning strikes. Following that, a brief scene depicts a man at the fair asking the witches if they are “searching for the stage,” an obvious reference to their legendary I Put a Spell on You performance from the first film. “Always,” Winifred says, a wicked expression on her face.
Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date
Hocus Pocus 2 will release on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. The film was directed by Adam M. Shankman and will bring back the Sanderson sisters during the Halloween season for another cauldron and spells adventure, now adapted to these times with a brand new cast supporting the original three. And with this information, we conclude our coverage of this upcoming film here at Otakukart. Thanks for reading our article, and please keep checking out the rest of our website for more information. Happy Streaming and see you next time!