It’s time for another magic. A few months after sources said variety 1993 follow-up deception was Officially brewing on Disney+, the film has been confirmed and finally has a 2022 release date. Hocus Pocus 2A “creepy sequel” to the original film, will land on Disney+, with Anne Fletcher directly onboard.
Now that it’s finally out, here are some answers to some pressing questions from viewers.
It was released on September 30th.
Hocus Pocus 2 It started streaming on Disney+ on Friday, September 30th, so you have a month to stream until Halloween night.
Trailers, teasers and photos have also been released so far.
“Lock up the kid! Yes, Salem, we’re back!” Winifred says in a teaser after a pair of high school students accidentally resurrect Sanderson:
Here’s what Disney has to say about what’s coming next:thSisters of the century, and they seek revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to stop a greedy witch who is wreaking havoc on Salem with a new kind of havoc before Halloween dawns. ”
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At the D23 Expo event in September 2022, they will release a full trailer showing the origins of the Sanderson sisters, welcoming living breathing books, “friendly zombies,” and a black cat that looks a lot like Binks. Did.
Also included is Sarah Jessica Parker doing the split.
The sequel is directed by a new director.
Director of films such as Adam Shankman, hair spray When a walk to remember was first signed to direct the film with a script from workaholic Writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo, and Kenny Ortega in front of Shankman high school musical It got a bad rap. Now with Shankman’s schedule competing with the production of another Disney sequel, Fletcher will be at the wheel. Disillusioned.
“I am heartbroken that I will not be able to lead my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica, and Kathy to a major Disney+ event. Due to scheduling conflicts, we cannot do more to bring people’s lives to life with our prequel.” We are delighted to hand over the reins to Anne, who has brought us so much laughter and joy,” Shankman said of the news.
Fletcher is best known for directing 27 dress, suggestionWhen chinese dumpling. Commenting on the news, Fletcher said, “I am so grateful to have helped bring these witches back to life. Working with my friends at Disney again is even more special.
The film will be released exclusively on Disney+.
Instead of following the path of traditional theater, deception sequel will be released exclusively on Disney’s streaming service. I am involved in projects such as Star Wars spin off mandalorian and MCU series Wanda Vision As a streamer’s original project.
On Disney+ Day on November 12, 2021, Mega Studios released images from the set of the new series, showing the original sisters back together again.
The original cast is making a comeback.
In an interview with SiriusXM in May 2020 radio andySarah Jessica Parker first gave an update on the sequel and her co-star’s involvement. “Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and I are all very welcome to this idea,” she replied. “We’ve publicly agreed with the right people. Yes, that would be a very fun idea, so we’ll see what the future holds.” .”
This wasn’t the first time SJP teased her role in the sequel. new york times reported that a sequel is in the works on Disney+. Around the same time, Parker said: retrospective photo of her cast members in the original film. Commenting on her section, she was asked, “Are there any chances of a sequel?” she replied: Now we are waiting
In May 2021, Disney officially confirmed that all three original witches would reprise their respective roles in the sequel. Production began this fall, just in time for Halloween.
That said, the sequel will also feature many new faces. Confirmed cast members include:
- Hannah Waddingham (Ted Russo)
- Tony Hale (developmental arrest)
- Sam Richardson (beep)
- Whitney Peake (gossip girl)
- Lillia Buckingham (crown lake)
- Belissa Escovedo (american horror stories)
- Juju Brenner (Vanquish)
- Floy Gutierrez (teen wolf)
- taylor henderson
- Nina Kitchen
Also, one person in particular was absent. This is Thora Birch. Birch played Dani in her original film. A girl dressed as her witch warns her brother Max not to light a black candle that will inevitably summon the Sanderson sisters.In her recent interview, Birch said ET Canada She really wanted to be on the project.
“I had three options for how to bring Dani back, and I was thrilled with all of them,” she explained, adding, “By the time they got to filming, I was already thinking of something else.” Added.
Previously, there was another reboot during development.
Fans may remember the TV movie remake of the beloved movie In development in 2017Scarlett Lacey and (royals) to create a script.
But that project never materialized after Midler commented people about the movie being “cheap” and Ortega’s insistence that the original trio should return instead. “I think it would be more fun if we could bring the women back,” the director said. entertainment tonight“They are still alive and well, in their prime, and have a lot to do, so it’s great to see Bette and Kathy and Sarah back together and making another movie.
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