The classic 1990s movie Hocus Pocus is releasing on Disney +.
Directed by Kenny Ortega, Hocus Pocus stars Betters Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Nazimi as the Sanderson sisters, three witches at stake in 17th-century Salem. Decades later, a teenager named Max (Omri Katz) moves to Salem and ends up in an old witch house, where he burns a Black Flame candle and accidentally takes Sanderson to a dead state. Max, his younger sister Dani (Thora Burch), and local girl Alison (Waita Shaw) team up with a talking cat and try to stop the witches before they can consume the life forces of all the children in the city.
Speaking in 2017, original screenwriter Mick Garris said he had heard rumors that Hooks Pecos 2 was moving forward as a television movie, which already had a development script. Sometime later, it was confirmed that a Hocus Pocus TV movie was working on the Disney Channel for a Freeform release and that it would be a reboot rather than a direct sequel.
Hocus Pocus 2: cast
Kenny Ortega, director of Hocus Pocus, would not be involved in making Hocus Pocus 2, and the film was initially described as featuring an entirely new cast.
However, with fall 2019 confirming that the new Hocus Pocus will be a sequel rather than a reboot, original star Sarah Jessica Parker says that she and her co-stars Kathy Najimi and Bett Midler are on board, just to do the official thing. Waiting for a call from Disney. Doug Jones, who played the zombie character Billy Butcherson, also said he would “love” her role to surprise her again. According to a March 2024 report, the three original Sanderson sisters are expected to reach repayment agreements.
Hocus Pocus 2: release date
The sequel of the series will release on Disney+. The possibility of a coronavirus pandemic has excluded any expected release by 2024, although given the start of 2024, production could begin before the end of the year.