Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return to their roles as the enduring Sanderson Sisters.
SALEM, Mass. — After practically 30 years, the Sanderson sisters are again – and so they’re able to run amuck this upcoming Halloween season.
That’s proper! Hocus Pocus 2 formally premieres on Disney+ later this yr, and it was simply introduced Tuesday evening that the hotly anticipated sequel will lastly be unleashed on Sept. 30.
A number of retailers affirm the discharge date was revealed as Disney hosted their annual upfronts, which is an occasion during which the corporate supplies a preview of their upcoming lineup.
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Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are all again to reprise their roles as the enduring witches alongside Doug Jones who’s returning as fan-favorite zombie Billy Butcherson.
Leisure Weekly can also be reporting that the movie’s first-seen footage was completely proven throughout the Tuesday occasion. Right here’s how they describes the primary footage, which has not been launched publicly:
The rough-cut footage confirmed two younger ladies lighting the Black Flame Candle, which summons the central witches as Midler squeals, “Lock up your kids! Sure, Salem, we’re again!”
They then launch right into a musical quantity — a canopy of Elton John’s “The Bitch Is Again” — whereas Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) and a still-unnamed character performed by Sam Richardson additionally seem. Tony Hale, who performs the mayor of Salem, can also be featured within the clip.
Few particulars have been launched in regards to the plot of Hocus Pocus 2, however right here’s a short synopsis from IMDB: “Three younger girls by chance convey again the Sanderson Sisters to modern-day Salem and should work out how you can cease the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.”
Disney+ beforehand shared a photograph of Najimy, Midler and Parker again in costume on the set of the sequel shortly after filming began late final yr.
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Though an official trailer has not but been launched, just a few clips have popped up on YouTube as some individuals shared video from the set final yr. You possibly can see a few of these moments all through the movies beneath…
Hocus Pocus has developed a rabid fan base since its launch in 1993, turning into one in every of Halloween’s most beloved child-friendly cult classics with Midler, Parker and Najimy starring as a trio of hilariously depraved witches.
The unique has turn out to be a fall-season staple with marathon viewings incessantly featured throughout Freeform’s annual 31 Nights of Halloween.