The earliest teaser of Hocus Pocus 2, the much-anticipated sequel for the popular horror-comedy, has been released, introducing the initial look for the comeback of the Sanderson Sisters.
Salem, keep the kids locked up because the Sanderson Sisters are back in the earliest Hocus Pocus 2 teaser. The new movie is set up in the context of 29 years following what happened in the original fantasy horror-comedy, focusing on Becca, Cassie and Izzy, 3 high school girls who discover a custom that says witches acquire their powers on their 16th birthday. The Sanderson Sisters are unintentionally awakened by the three as they attempt to perform a ritual by lighting the Black Flame Candle, and they must be stopped before they cause trouble in Salem.
The Sanderson Sisters, portrayed by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy would make their comeback to the fantasy horror-comedy to lead the cast, which will also include Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Lilia Buckingham, Froyan Gutierez and Tony Hale. With the script written by Jen D’Angelo, Anne Fletcher will replace the original director Kenny Ortega to helm the production. After a protracted development period, Hocus Pocus 2 will ultimately hit theaters later 2022, and spectators are now enjoying the first look of it.
Disney has released the first Hocus Pocus 2 teaser with only a few months before the release of the movie. The new youthful protagonists are introduced in the video as they discover they may possess magical skills and unintentionally raise the Sanderson Sisters from the dead. See the opening trailer below:
The original Hocus Pocus was a critical and financial flop when it was first released, but thanks to yearly Halloween airings on Disney Channel and Freeform, it has developed into a cult classic over the past 30 years. With the movie’s belated success, many people have anticipated impatiently for a possible follow-up throughout the decades, with enthusiasm growing over the course of almost a decade as rumors of a new Hocus Pocus at Disney started to circulate.
When it was announced that a sequel to Hocus Pocus was in development and that Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are set to return to their iconic roles as the Sanderson Sisters alongside Doug Jones as Winifred’s zombie ex-boyfriend Billy, fans of the first film were overjoyed.
The Sanderson Sisters were mostly kept a secret in the first Hocus Pocus 2 teaser, but the first glimpse at their reappearance is sure to increase fans’ curiosity even more. Many people are hoping for another crazy and magical trip because the makeup and costume departments not only brilliantly replicated the sisters’ initial appearances, but Midler, Parker, and Najimy also appear to have seamlessly transitioned back into their fan-favorite characters. With the release of Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ on September 30, viewers may rejoice in the Sanderson Sisters’ comeback just in time for Halloween.