They are finally back!
Millennials’ favorite Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” is finally getting a sequel with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reprising their roles as the iconic Sanderson sisters.
Fans have been asking for this sequel for years, and Disney finally got all three actresses to agree. The sequel was announced in June 2021, and it’s crazy that the premiere is less than a week away.
A full trailer for the film was released a few weeks ago, and it’s so much fun to see Midler, Parker, and Najimy back in their memorable roles. It seems that the witches have risen from the dead once again, and they are after the people of Salem.
Since the movie is just around the corner and expectations are so high, we thought of all the things we hope will happen in “Hocus Pocus 2”.
1. There are quotable lines
Part of what made “Hocus Pocus” so timeless is that there are lines and jokes that are always funny. From the way Winnifred says “book” to Sarah saying “amok” over and over again. Much of the film is quotable, and that’s one of the reasons millennials watch it year after year.
Fingers crossed that this new movie is just as quotable. Disney will want both movies to play an infinite amount of time during the month of October, so they had better hire someone to write good jokes.
2. There better be some musical numbers
Without a doubt, the best part of “Hocus Pocus” is when the witches perform “I Put A Spell On You”. It’s fun, cheesy, and downright iconic. When you have Bette Midler playing a wicked witch, you have to make her sing.
That’s why there better be some musical numbers in the sequel. Parker and Najimy can also sing, so we hope to hear something from all three sisters. The trailer mentions something about being on stage, so it’s pretty safe to say there will be something.
3. The new cast members look amazing.
Comedian Sam Richardson and actress Hannah Waddingham (from “Ted Lasso”) were announced to be joining the cast. It wasn’t clear who they would play, but after watching the trailer it seems a bit clearer.
It looks like Richardson will be playing a clerk who works at Sanderson’s old house. He warns the teens about the danger of bringing the witches back. Waddingham seems to be playing a witch who gives the Sanderson sisters powers when they were teenagers, which is a really fun idea. Hopefully she’ll get some scenes with Midler, Parker and Najimy.
4. Will Thackery Binx show up?
One of the best parts of “Hocus Pocus” was the talking cat, Thackery Binx. Thackery technically died at the end of the original movie, but since the witch’s magic comes back to life, does that mean Thackery will return? We can only wait!
“Hocus Pocus 2″ premieres on Disney+ on September 30.