Hocus Pocus 2 Rumor Roundup: Cast, Plot, & More

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Hocus Pocus 2 is in the works, and here are the rumors about the cast, plot, and release date.

Hocus Pocus 2 Rumor Roundup: Cast, Plot, & More [Source: Screenrant]
Hocus Pocus 2 Rumor Roundup: Cast, Plot, & More [Source: Screenrant]

A Made-for-TV Sequel

Let’s discuss the facts first.

In 2017, Mick Garris, the original screenwriter, mentioned that he heard rumors about a TV movie sequel.

That time, many believed that there was a developed script already.

Afterward, the Disney Channel confirmed that a Hocus Pocus film was in the works.

Back then, it was supposed to be a reboot instead of a sequel.

However, in October 2019, it was confirmed that Hocus Pocus would indeed have a sequel, and it will be available on Disney’s streaming service

Jen D’Angelo, the writer of Workaholics, is penning the screenplay.

Also, just last March of this year, Adam Shankman signed on to direct the film. 

Some of these details can be seen already on IMDb. We can expect more to become available as progress is made on the production.

The Sequel’s Cast

Hocus Pocus' Sanderson Sisters [Source: Union Journalism]
Hocus Pocus‘ Sanderson Sisters [Source: Union Journalism]

Given that it will be a sequel rather than a reboot, fans are expecting original stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters.

According to Parker, she and her co-stars are onboard with the idea, and they are just waiting for Disney’s call to make it official.

“I think for a long time, people were talking about it as if people were moving forward with it in a real way, but we were unaware of it. We’ve agreed publicly to the right people, yes, that would be a very, very fun idea, so we’ll see, we’ll see what the future holds.”

Sarah Jessica Parker in an interview on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy
Winifred and Billy in Hocus Pocus [Source: Student Problems]
Winifred and Billy in Hocus Pocus [Source: Student Problems]

Doug Jones, who played a zombie named William “Billy” Butcherson, also mentioned that he would love to be a part of the sequel. 

Watch this video to know the original cast’s opinions:

Hocus Pocus 2 Possible Plot

In July 2018, the book Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel book was released.

It contained a novelization of the movie plus a sequel story. 

The sequel focuses on Allison and Max’s daughter, Poppy.

Max and Allison in Hocus Pocus [Source: Kiss Them Goodbye]
Max and Allison in Hocus Pocus [Source: Kiss Them Goodbye]

Poppy grew up hearing the family story of Hocus Pocus

However, she considered the tale as something that did not really happen.

She then ends up in the Sanderson house on Halloween, 25 years after the first movie.

In the book, Poppy attempts to prove there’s nothing to the story she heard growing up.

Whether or not the Disney Plus film will follow this story remains unknown.

Still, we can expect to see the Sanderson Sisters, even if there are changes to their characters and the overall plot that we’ve heard so far.

Hocus Pocus 2 Release Date

Sanderson Sisters for Hocus Pocus 2 [Source: Union Journalism]
Sanderson Sisters for Hocus Pocus 2 [Source: Union Journalism]

Unfortunately, there is no release date yet.

The development has been slow since the first quarter of the year.

Although it was set to stream on Disney Plus and expected to move forward rapidly, the global situation likely delayed the production and release of the movie.

Actually, rumors have circulated that it would be released this year.

But now, because of the global situation, the movie could debut in 2021 or later instead.

That’s all we have for now, but if Disney releases more updates about this, you will be able to find it here, on D is for Disney.

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