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Who is in cast of Disney+'s Hocus Pocus 2 and how does it connect to original?
Hollywood loves a good legacy sequel, and we are truly in the age of bringing back any and all properties with an ounce of nostalgic value.Tron: Legacy, Creed, Halloween (2018), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Blade Runner: 2049, Doctor Sleep, The Matrix Resurrections, Mary Poppins Returns, Bill & Ted: Face the Music, and just this year, Top Gun: Maverick.They aren’t going away anytime soon and now Hocus Pocus 2 has joined the crowd to entice original fans and a new generation of audiences to welcome back the Sanderson Sisters.It dropped exclusively on Disney+ today (September 30) and takes place almost 30 years after the first film hit the big screen.Here is everything you need to know about the sequel, its cast, and how it connects to the original.To the delight of fans, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are all returning as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.The Sanderson Sisters were the heart and driving force of the plot for the original film, so it is no surprise to see them back in action.The rest of the orbiting cast is entirely different to the first film though, as there are three decades of separation between instalments.Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo will co-star as Becca, Cassie, and Izzy.They are a trio of high school students that bring the Sanderson Sisters back to action once more.Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froyan Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen complete the main cast.In one disappointing bit of news for fans, Thora Birch isn't reprising the role of Dani Dennison from the original due to scheduling conflicts.Speaking to ComicBook.com in May, Thora said: "Everybody tried so hard to make that happen and it just
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'Hocus Pocus 2': Bette Midler Says It Was a 'Real Thrill' Reuniting for Sequel (Exclusive)
, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker felt like no time had passed at all!«As soon as we walked on the set, the dynamic between the three of us was exactly the same as it was 30 years ago,» Midler says in ET's exclusive look at a featurette for the upcoming film. «It was like these characters lived with us for the last 30 years… It was a real thrill.»«It was not a difficult transition to step back into those boots,» Najimy agrees. Set 29 years after the events of the first film,  will give fans a look at the backstory of the trio's Sanderson sisters -- which includes an ominous birthday present from an elder witch, played by Emmy winner Hannah Waddingham.«It's very special to be a part of something that has become so meaningful in people's lives,» Parker notes of returning to the cinematic universe.The sequel also sees the 17th-century sisters resurrected in the present day after high school friends in Salem — played by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo — relight the Black Flame Candle and spark a whole new adventure. The cast also includes Sam Richardson, Tony Hale, Juju Brener, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen.ET spoke to Richardson at the Independent Spirit Awards in March, where he gushed over the «surreal experience» of joining some of the original cast for the film's second installment.«It was incredible.
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Hocus Pocus 2 WRAPS and producer Adam Shankman says Disney+ film will premiere Halloween
Hocus Pocus 2 producer Adam Shankman revealed that filming on the sequel has wrapped, and that it will debut on Disney+ on Halloween.'SISTAAAAAHHHHSSS! Aaaaand that's a WRAP!!! #hocuspocus2' Shankman, 57, said in an Instagram post Friday accompanied by a picture of a silhouette of the three witches in the film, played by Bette Midler, 76, Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, and Kathy Najimy, 64, on a shaggy surface.He continued: 'Congratulations to the amazing team @bettemidler @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy @567and8 @mrsleshem and the WHOOOOLLLEEEE cast and crew!!! Coming to you #halloween #2022 on @disneyplus.' The latest:Hocus Pocus 2 producer Adam Shankman, 57, revealed in an Instagram post Friday that filming on the sequel has wrapped, and that it will debut on Disney+ on Halloween The original motion picture was directed by Kenny Ortega, and hit theaters in July of 1993.It cast the trio of stars as the Sanderson Sisters, three witches who had been executed in the 17th century in Salem, and are inadvertently awoken on Halloween of 1993 by a child named Max (played by Omri Katz), who lit the Black Flame Candle. The storyline of the sequel sees the return of the witches to Salem, and the efforts of three teenage girls, played by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo, to stop them.Anne Fletcher directed and Jen D'Angelo wrote the forthcoming film, which also stars Doug Jones, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham, Juju Brenner, Froy Gutierrez, Taylor Henderson and Nina Kitchen.
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