The first teaser trailer for Disney’s highly anticipated sequel Hocus Pocus 2 has dropped, and… it doesn’t show much. But we do get our first glimpse of the Sanderson Sisters almost 30 years after their 1993 debut.
The Disney+ exclusive movie will feature the return of original actresses Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Disney wisely opted not to recast the trio after massive social media backlash erupted at the very suggestion of such a thing.
The Sanderson sisters — Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimy) — are almost back, and the first teaser trailer for “Hocus Pocus 2” has been released, giving a first taste of the wickedness to come. The sequel premieres on Disney+ on Sept. 30, just in time for the Halloween season.
“Hocus Pocus” premiered in 1993, telling the story of three wicked sisters in Salem, Mass., who spent 300 years asleep before the lighting of the Black Flame Candle, which resurrects them on All Hallow’s Eve with a full moon in the sky. They face off against young Max Dennison (Omri Katz) and sister Dani (Thora Birch), who have to stop the witches from becoming immortal before the sun rises. Kenny Ortega directed the original, while Anne Fletcher will direct the sequel.
Although they died at the end of the first movie, they have risen, this time facing off against two young girls who light the candle again. The cast of the sequel includes “Ted Lasso” star Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Whitney Peak and “Drag Race” queens Ginger Minj, Kahmora Hall and Kornbread “The Snack” Jeté.
While it remains to be seen if the sequel can recapture the magic of the cult classic, there is certainly interest from the general public. As of the writing of this article, the trailer is #2 in Trending on YouTube.
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