Another wizarding hour is upon us. Months after sources said Diversity It’s a follow-up to 1993 A trick to be Officially produced at Disney+, the film has been confirmed — and is approaching a 2022 release date. Disney recently announced that Hocus Pocus 2a “spooky sequel” to the original film, will land at Disney+, with Anne Fletcher taking over as director.
Here’s everything we know about spell news, including that the Sanderson sisters will be back.
It’s out on September 30.
Hocus Pocus 2 begins streaming on Disney+ on Friday, September 30 — so you’ve got a whole month to stream before Halloween night.
Now there’s also a trailer, trailer, and image.
“Lock your children up! Yes, Salem, we are back! ” Winifred said in the teaser, after a pair of high school students accidentally revived the Sandersons.
Disney teased what’s to come in the synopsis: “It’s been 29 years since someone lit a Black Flame Candle and resurrected the age of 17.order-The sisters are going through puberty, and they are looking for revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to stop the rampaging witches from wreaking a new kind of devastation on Salem before dawn on All Hallow night. “
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At the D23 show event in September 2022, they released a full trailer showing the Sanderson sisters’ origins and celebrating the return of the living-breathing book, the “friendly zombie,” and a The black cat looks a lot like Binx.
It also includes Sarah Jessica Parker performing the splits.
The sequel has a new director.
Adam Shankman, director behind films including Hairspray and Walk to remember was originally signed to direct the film with a script from Workaholics writer and co-producer Jen D’Angelo, and before Shankman, Kenny Ortega’s Music High School scandal has been attached. Now, Fletcher will join due to Shankman’s schedule conflict with production of another Disney sequel, Disenchant.
“I am heartbroken that I will not be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is certainly nothing short of a major Disney+ event, due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more delighted to be giving the reins back to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” Shankman said of the news.
Fletcher is known as a director 27 dresses, Offerand Dumplin’. “I’m so grateful to be able to be a part of bringing these witches back to life and to be able to work with my friends at Disney again to make it all more special,” Fletcher said of the news. .
The film will premiere exclusively on Disney+.
Instead of going the traditional theatrical route, A trick next part will premiere exclusively on Disney’s streaming service. It participates in projects like Star Wars spin-off Mandalorian and MCU series Wandavision as original projects on streamer.
On Disney+ Day, November 12, 2021, the mega-studio released an image from the new movie, showing the two original sisters back together once again.
The original cast is returning.
In a May 2020 interview on SiriusXM’s Radio AndySarah Jessica Parker gives an update on the sequel for the first time — and her co-stars’ involvement in it. “Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and I were all very excited about the idea,” she replied. “I think for a long time, people talked about it as if people were really moving forward with it, but we didn’t know it.” She added, “We’ve publicly agreed with the right people, yeah, that’s going to be a very, very exciting idea, so we’ll see what the future holds.”
This isn’t the first time SJP has teased her role in the sequel. In October 2019, New York Times reported that a sequel is in the works with Disney+. Also around this time, Parker shared a reflection photo her members in the original film. In the comments, she was asked, “is there a chance for a sequel?” to which she replied, “We all said yes. Now we wait.”
In May 2021, Disney officially confirmed all three of the original witches would reprise their roles for the sequel. Production started this fall — just in time for Halloween.
That said, there will be some new faces in the sequel. The confirmed cast includes:
- Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
- Tony Hale (Development caught)
- Sam Richardson (Veep)
- Mount Whitney (Gossip Girl)
- Lilia Buckingham (Crown Lake)
- Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Story)
- Juju Brener (Vanquish)
- Froy Gutierrez (Teen werewolf)
- Taylor Henderson
- Nina Kitchen
There was a reboot in previous development.
Fans may remember that a TV series remake of the beloved series was developed in 2017with Scarlett Lacey (Royal) write a script.
However, that project never came to fruition after the remarks Midler made to People about the “cheap” movie and Ortega insisted that the original trilogy should return. “I think it would be much more fun to bring the women back,” said the director Tonight’s reception. “They’re all still alive and well and in their prime and capable of so many things that it’s great to see Bette, Kathy and Sarah come back together to make another movie and I think they want to too. so”.
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