Everything you need to know about Hocus Pocus 2

Abigail Malbon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Disney
Photo credit: Disney

From Cosmopolitan

Halloween may have been and gone, but we're still very much anticipating the return of everyone's favourite spooky movie: Hocus Pocus.

A sequel to the 1993 film is officially coming to Disney+, and it looks set to be bigger and better, 30 years on. Here's everything we know so far...

Will the original cast return for Hocus Pocus 2?

Yes! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimi, who played Winnie, Sarah and Mary Sanderson respectively, will be back for the sequel.

Midler told Fox 5 New York: "They want to make a movie, they've asked us if we were interested and of course all of us said yes," she said. "I'm game, I'm totally game."

Photo credit: Disney
Photo credit: Disney

However, original director Kenny Ortega won't be on board this time around. He told Digital Spy that he hasn't been asked to get involved with the film.

"It appears that there is a sequel in development, and it looks like it's going to be made with another director," he said. "I wish everyone all the luck in the world. However they're going to move forward with it, I hope that it's as fun and as successful for them as it has been for us."

Instead, director Adam Shankman, best known for directing the film adaptation of Hairspray, will take on the role.

What will Hocus Pocus 2 be about?

No plot has been confirmed yet, but Midler did tease the sequel, telling People."They presented us with an outline, and after we picked ourselves up off the floor, because it's been 27 years, we looked at it and I think all of us agreed that it was pretty great."

Is there a release date for Hocus Pocus 2?

Sadly, we don't yet know when Hocus Pocus 2 will be released, however we'd bet that it will be around Halloween. Considering we've only just found out who the director is, though - coupled with the pandemic - that could be either 2021 or 2022.

Is there a trailer for Hocus Pocus 2?

Also no - but watch this space!

For now, you can watch Hocus Pocus on Disney+ to get in the mood. Who cares if it's not Halloween...

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