While not every original Hocus Pocus cast member will return for the cult hit’s sequel, there will be plenty of new faces to get to know when the new movie drops. HollywoodLife recently shared an update on the upcoming sequel which is set to premiere in Fall 2022 on Disney+.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are confirmed to return as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson. The newly-announced cast members include some big names, too.
“On November 1, 2021, Disney+ announced all-new Hocus Pocus 2 cast members. The sequel will star Whitney Peak as Becca, Lilia Buckingham as Cassie, and Belissa Escobedo as Izzy, three young women in present-day Salem who incite the wrath of the three witches. Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, Veep alum Tony Hale, The Tomorrow War star Sam Richardson, Vanquish star Juju Brener, Cruel Summer star Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson, and Nina Kitchen have also joined the cast.”
Director Anne Fletcher expressed her excitement to be involved with such a beloved franchise. She’s thrilled to be a part of what has become a Halloween tradition for Hocus Pocus fans around the globe.
“I am beyond thrilled to be involved in the sequel to a film that is as beloved as Hocus Pocus. Fans around the world have embraced these characters and have made this film a Halloween tradition whose popularity continues to grow, and how lucky am I to be back at Disney with these three extraordinarily talented ladies in the iconic roles they created, as well as our fabulous new additions to the cast?”
The movie will be released on the Disney+ streaming service sometime in 2022. Once can reasonably assume that it will coincide with Halloween season, so fans should expect an autumn release date. The original Hocus Pocus is available now on Disney+.
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