Hocus Pocus 2: As the Sanderson sisters officially announced their return through the sequel of Hocus Pocus, fans can get ready for their venture to Salem after about three centuries.
Taking to her official Twitter account, Bette Midler announced her return along with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the sequel to the 1993 Disney classic.
She captioned her tweet as, “Sistaaaahs! It’s been 300 years… But we’re BACK!”
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 20, 2021
Although the main trio will retain their roles, filmmaker Adam Shankman will not be directing the movie because of some scheduling conflicts. However, he will be associated with the project as an executive producer.
The film will be now helmed by Anne Fletcher, known for The Proposal and 27 Dresses.
“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 Plus due to scheduling conflicts,” Shankman said, “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.”
Hocus Pocus: More About The Film
The initial movie displayed Midler, Parker and Najimy as a witch trio who were under a curse since 1963. The trio is inadvertently resurrected to activeness after 300 years by a boy whose family has moved from Los Angeles to Salem lately.
After being brought back to activeness, the witch sister struggles to adapt to the 20th century. However, they are horrified to find out that Halloween has now become a holiday.
Fletcher mentions the film to be means of bringing laughter into the lives of the people amidst the pandemic. She described the movie to be a must-watch for everyone, “from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers.”