Disney has announced an official release date for Hocus Pocus 2. The sequel to the 1990s Halloween classic is coming exclusively to Disney+ Fall 2022, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all reprising their bewitching roles as the Sanderson Sisters.
Production for the movie will begin this fall with Anne Fletcher taking over the role of director from her colleague Adam Shankman who directed the original Hocus Pocus film.
“Now more than ever, people need to laugh. We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three unbelievable women playing delicious characters from such a beloved film,” says director Anne Fletcher. “I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
In “Hocus Pocus 2,” three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern-day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.