Everything to know about ‘Hocus Pocus 2’

Almost 30 years after the original “Hocus Pocus” hit theaters (and became a cult classic), Disney Plus has finally announced a sequel. “Hocus Pocus 2” is scheduled to stream on the platform in late 2022, with many of the original cast members reprising their spooky roles. Among the returnees are the three sister witches — Bette Midler as Winifred “Winnie” Sanderson, Sarah Jessica Parker as Sarah Sanderson and Kathy Najimy as Mary Sanderson — plus Doug Jones as zombie William “Billy” Butcherson. A film sequel has been in discussion since as far back as 2014, but it wasn’t officially greenlit until October 2019. Jen D’Angelo wrote the screenplay and Anne Fletcher serves as the director, replacing original director Adam Shankman, who was too busy filming “Disenchanted.” In November 2021, Disney released the first photo of the Sanderson sisters in costume, with the tagline, “They’re already running amok, amok, amok.” Scroll through our photos below for everything to know about “Hocus Pocus 2,” including cast photos and potential release date.