Hocus Pocus 2

(2022)

Coming soon

Disney Plus

September 30, 2022

6 weeks left

Synopsis

Set 29 years after the events of Hocus Pocus (1993), the Sanderson sisters return to present-day Salem. The Black Flame Candle has been lit again and the sisters, resurrected from the 17th century are out for revenge. Three high schoolers are charged with the task of stopping the plotting witches before their particular brand of havoc and chaos on modern day Salem. Becca, Cassie and Izzy have until the the stroke of midnight on Halloween to defeat the witches and purge Salem of its cursed history.

What to know

Hocus Pocus 2 is an upcoming fantasy, comedy horror film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (Step Up, The Proposal) and written by Jen D’Angelo. Hocus Pocus 2 is a sequel to the first Hocus Pocus film made in 1993. The sequel sees the ominous return for the three witches who gave the film its' cult status, Bette Middler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. The Sanderson sisters are joined by the teenage trio who will be facing them down: Whitney Peak as Becca, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie and Belissa Escobedo as Izzy. Tony Hale is Salem town Mayor and Hannah Waddingham is the new mysterious witch in town. Sam Richardson portrays Gilbert, a new character to the franchise who is capable of casting spells. Three stars from RuPauls Drag Race also join the cast, Ginger Minj, Kornbread Jete and Kahmora Hall play Drag Queens impersonating the witches. Returning to score the entire affair is prolific composer John Debney who was responsible for the original.

Where to stream

Hocus Pocus 2 is set for release on September 30, 2022. Starting the spooky season with its release on streaming platform Disney+, Hocus Pocus 2 is set to be a sequel for the Halloween-lovers and cult classic followers.

Production: Timeline, news & updates

  • November 8, 2014: Bette Middler confirms that she and her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy were willing to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters in a Hocus Pocus sequel. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • September 28, 2017 Rumours swirl that Disney are working on a remake of Hocus Pocus for television despite the fact that original Hocus Pocus cast members were looking for a film sequel.(Source: Digital Spy)
  • October 23, 2019: Writer Jen D’Angelo was confirmed to be penning the script to Hocus Pocus 2 with the title being developed at Disney+.(Source: Collider)
  • October 26, 2020: Original Hocus Pocus trio, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Bette Middler confirm they have joined the sequel project.(Source: The Disinsider)
  • May 20, 2021: Anne Fletcher was confirmed to direct Hocus Pocus 2, taking the hot seat from Adam Shankman for whom scheduling conflicts made directing the project unfeasible. Shankman stayed on in an Executive Producer capacity. (Source: Collider)
  • October 31, 2021: The full supporting cast of the film were confirmed including Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale and Sam Richardson alongside the three teenage leads portrayed by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo. The studio also set a fall 2022 release date for the film. (Source: TVLine)
  • January 27, 2022: Bette Middler confirmed in a tweet that filming for Hocus Pocus 2 had wrapped.Source: Twitter)
  • June 28, 2022: The teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 was released showing all of the characters in full costume. Source: Twitter)
  • August 5, 2022: A new poster for the film is released showing the Sanderson sisters looming over the town of Salem. Source: ScreentRant)
  • August 15, 2022: Gilbert, a new character portrayed by Sam Richardson is revealed in new footage. It is confirmed that he is capable of casting spells by candle. Source: ScreentRant)

Rating

Genres

Fantasy , Romance , Comedy , Kids & Family , Horror

Age rating

PG

Cast

Bette Midler
Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Sanderson
Kathy Najimy
Mary Sanderson
Doug Jones
Billy Butcherson
Tony Hale
Mayor Traske
Juju Journey Brener
Young Sarah Sanderson
Taylor Henderson
Young Winifred Sanderson
Nina Kitchen
Young Mary Sanderson

Hocus Pocus 2 streaming: where to watch online?

Hocus Pocus 2 will be available to stream on Disney Plus from September 30, 2022.