Yup, that’s right. Hocus Pocus 2 is a go at Disney+ for a 2022 release.
The original Sanderson sisters join forces again to suck the life force out of children in Hocus Pocus 2. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are returning to their roles from the 1993 Halloween cult classic Hocus Pocus.
In “Hocus Pocus 2,” 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.
Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses) will direct taking over the gig from Adam Shankman who’s tied up with Disenchanted. However, Shankman will stay on Executive Producer on the project. The two have been friends and collaborators since 1990.
Shankman goes on to say:
As heartbroken as I am that I won’t be able to direct my friends Bette, Sarah Jessica and Kathy in what is sure to be nothing short of a major event for Disney+ due to scheduling conflicts, I couldn’t be more pleased to be handing over the reins to Anne, who has brought so much laughter and joy into people’s lives with her previous work,” says executive producer Adam Shankman. “I am still grateful and proud to help shepherd this ingenious project as executive producer alongside producer Lynn Harris, whom I have loved and admired as a colleague and friend since she helped get me the job choreographing ‘Boogie Nights.’”
“Now more than ever, people need to laugh. We should be laughing every day, and there is so much fun to be had with these three unbelievable women playing delicious characters from such a beloved film,” says director Anne Fletcher. “I am so grateful to be able to play a part in bringing these witches back to life, and to be working with my friends at Disney again makes it all the more special. This is a movie for everyone, from the fans who grew up with the first film to the next generation of viewers, and I can’t wait to get started.”
All three actress seem excited to return.