Directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (Workaholics), the long-awaited sequel Hocus Pocus 2 – which is set to be released via the Disney+ streaming service 30th of Septemberth – see Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker back in the roles of the Sanderson Sisters. And now a trio of character posters have been released to give each of the Sanderson sisters their time in the spotlight. You can take a look at them at the bottom of this article.
Hocus Pocus 2 has the following synopsis:
Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) are now looking for revenge, 29 years after a teenager named Max lit the Black Flame Candle and revived the three witches who stole child essences from the 17th century. With the Sanderson Sisters back to terrorize Salem, it’s up to three high school students to stop them. How do you do it? By summoning the wrath of a sorcerer, of course.
These three high school students are Becca (Whitney Peak, Gossip Girl), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham, Dirt), and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo, American Horror Stories). Also in the cast is Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) Tony Hale (Veep)Sam Richardson (Werewolves inside), Juju Brener (Overcome), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), Taylor Paige (The earwig and the witch), and newcomer Nina Kitchen. Doug Jones reprises his role as Billy Butcherson. It has been said that the film’s opening sequence will give viewers a look at the lives of Billy and the Sanderson sisters in the 17th century.
In modern times (according to Weekly entertainment), Billy and Sam Richardson’s character Gilbert, “the owner of the Salem Magic Shoppe—an occult tourist attraction that operates out of the old Sanderson Sisters’ cabin”, have their own buddy adventure that “goes off the page as the movie plays out” .
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Here are the Sanderson Sisters character posters: