The Hocus Pocus Sequel is finally materialising!
Coming to the Disney Plus streaming service in 2022; Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as the delightfully wicked Sanderson Sisters in Hocus Pocus 2, Walt Disney Studios shared this morning.
The sequel to the 1993 Halloween cult-classic will tell the story of three young women who accidentally manifest the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.
Anna Fletcher will direct, taking over from Adam Shankman who had been set to direct the sequel.
"As heartbroken as I am that I won't be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn't be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people's lives with her previous work," Shankman, who will serve as an executive producer on the new film, said in a statement.
We ARE so excited to see this cult-classic modernised in the form of a sequel, and have been since its creation was first speculated in 2019. Hocus Pocus 2 is easily going to become a massive hit for Disney plus!