Hocus Pocus 2 is an American fantasy comedy film released in 2022. Anne Fletcher directed the film. Jen D’Angelo wrote the magical and fantastic script of the film. Walt Disney Pictures produce Hocus Pocus 2. It is a sequel to the 1993 film Hocus Pocus. It stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones repeating their roles. Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Tony Hale, Belissa Escobedo, and Hannah Waddingham are joining the cast in new roles.
The shooting for the film occurred from October 2021 to January 2022 in Rhode Island, replacing Salem, Massachusetts. It premiered on Disney+ on September 30, 2022. Hocus Pocus 2 received mixed reviews from the audience, complimenting the cast performances, humor, and nostalgia but criticizing the plot.
Since the film’s announcement, fans have been very excited about the upcoming movie. We understand your excitement, so here we are with all the details regarding Hocus Pocus 2.
The article will provide details like when the movie will be released. What might be the storyline of Hocus Pocus 2? Which casts are coming together for the movie Hocus Pocus 2? What will be the new twist in Hocus Pocus 2? What is the new streaming platform for Hocus Pocus 2? Is there any trailer or teaser for the movie Hocus Pocus 2 and many more?
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Hocus Pocus 2 Storyline
The storyline of Hpcus Pocus 2 is set in 1653 Salem. Reverend Traske dismissed a young Winifred Sanderson after she withstood church authority by refusing to wed John Pritchett. Rather than allow her sisters, Mary and Sarah, to be taken from her, Winifred runs to a forbidden forest with them. There they meet Mother Witch, who gifts Winifred her magic Book for her sixteenth birthday but explicitly warns the sisters against casting a spell known as the Magicae Maxima, which makes the user all-powerful. Mother Witch also teaches the sisters to retain their youthfulness by killing children.
In 2022, twenty-nine years after the Black Flame Candle resurrected the Sanderson sisters, Salem teenagers Becca and Izzy prepare to celebrate Halloween and Becca’s sixteenth birthday but turn down a party invitation from their estranged friend, Cassie Traske. Becca and Izzy visit a magic shop (formerly the Sanderson cottage) run by Gilbert, who gifts Becca a candle for their annual birthday ritual.
The girls light the candle and discover that it is another Black Flame Candle. As there is a full moon and the girls are both virgins, the candle resurrects the Sanderson sisters once again. The girls outwit the sisters in a local Walgreens and escape to the magic shop, where they discover that Gilbert tricked them into reviving the witches, having seen them on Halloween in 1993 and being taught how to make the candle by Book.
The sisters catch up to the girls and see a campaign flyer belonging to Mayor Jefry Traske, Cassie’s father and Reverend Traske’s descendant. Winifred arranges they will cast the Magicae Maxima spell to eliminate him and take vengeance on Salem. The sisters trap Izzy and Becca in the basement and leave to hunt down Traske, whose blood is needed to conclude the spell. They force Gilbert to collect the other ingredients.
Hocus Pocus 2 Cast
It was announced on November 1, 2019, that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy had expressed interest in reprising their roles as the Sanderson sisters in the sequel. Later on, other celebs joined the cast of Hocus Pocus 2. The cast of Hocus Pocus 2 includes Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson, Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson, Sam Richardson as Gilbert, Doug Jones as William “Billy” Butcherson, Belissa Escobedo as Izzy and Hannah Waddingham as the Mother Witch.
Hocus Pocus 2 Trailer
Is any trailer of the film available to watch on YouTube? Obviously yes. The trailer was published on the official YouTube handle of Walt Disney Studios on September 10, 2022. The trailer was called “Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reunite for the highly anticipated Disney+ Original Movie “Hocus Pocus 2.” The live-action, long-awaited sequel to the perennial Halloween classic, which brings back the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters for more comedic mayhem, will debut on Disney+ on September 30″.
Where to watch Hocus Pocus 2?
The Strays was released on Netflix on February 22, 2023. So, the movie is available on the streaming platform Disney Plus.