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The Sanderson Sisters will return in ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ will include the original stars back in their roles

The logo for “Hocus Pocus 2.”
“Hocus Pocus 2” will include the original stars back in their roles.
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It looks like Disney just lit the black-flamed candle — Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as the wicked Sanderson Sisters in the live-action comedy “Hocus Pocus 2,” Disney announced Thursday.

  • Midler will return as Winifred Sanderson.
  • Parker and Kathy Najimy will return as her sisters, Sarah and Mary, respectively.

What is ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ about?

Per Disney+, the new sequel will be about when “three young women accidentally bring the Sanderson Sisters back to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on the world.”

It’s unclear how the Sanderson Sisters will return since, you know, they turned into dust at the end of the first “Hocus Pocus.” Wonder if the famous one-eyed book will have anything to say about it. ...

The film is set to drop on Disney+ in 2022.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ rumors

We’ve heard rumors of “Hocus Pocus 2” for a long time. In fact, in 2017, there were rumors that Disney planned to release a “Hocus Pocus” TV movie exclusively to Disney Channel. This TV movie would have been a reimagining of the original film, as reported by the Deseret News.

Later, in 2019, Disney announced there would be a sequel to the original film, as I wrote for the Deseret News.