Rumor: Hocus Pocus 2 Won’t Have Thora Birch But Will Have Drag Queens

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In an unusual, but likely amusing twist, it appears that we will not be getting Dani back for the second film, but a new rumor says we will be getting drag queen versions of the Sanderson Sisters.

According to EW, sources spotted Minj and two other queens dressed as the Sanderson sisters filming a scene back in November, 2021. Minj is dressed up as Winifred Sanderson.

Sources close to the production confirmed to EW that the All Stars 6 finalist filmed a scene for the Disney+ sequel in Rhode Island in November 2021 that sees three queens portraying impersonations of the Sanderson Sisters at a drag show — including Ginger as Bette Midler’s Winifred Sanderson. Later, the real Sanderson Sisters (Midler’s Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah, and Kathy Najimy as Mary) show up to the performance, and spectacular things ensue.

Of course Disney has not confirmed or commented on this rumor. But it sure sounds like fun!

No Dani?

They also confirmed that actress Thora Birch, who played Dani Dennison in the original 1993 film is not returning for this movie. She had to decline at the time due to a scheduling conflict.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ is 29 years after the first film, so it wasn’t likely that everyone could return or would need to return. We do know that Doug Jones is coming back as Billy Butcherson, and of course we got the three original Sanderson sisters actresses back with Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Here is the synopsis for the new film:

Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world.

Those three girls will be played by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo.

Fans can expect the next film to release this fall on Disney+.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly (EW)



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