Fresh from Disney’s presentation at the D23 Expo comes a brand new trailer Hocus Pocus 2, the long-awaited sequel to the classic Halloween film. That trailer delves into the origins of Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Mary (Kathy Najimy), who appear to be receiving their first lessons from a very frantic Hannah Waddingham.
The glimpse we see of younger versions of the Sanderson Sisters confirms what director Anne Fletcher teased several weeks ago.
At the beginning of the movie we get a little history about our witch and Billy. We get a little kiss – excuse the pun – of the Billy aspect of it and the world they lived in and what happened to the witches. I always missed that in the first one. What are the witches as they are? I had that question and the script came and I loved the first 17th century. I pushed it a little more because I really wanted to point out, just a little bit…. the idea that the 17th century and the present are the same. There is no difference. I just want to poke at the irony of it. But in the joy of the movie you can see the young version of them and have fun and understand what and why what happened to them.
Fletcher added that Hocus Pocus 2 want somewonderful surprises in mythology” by the Sanderson Sisters, as their origin story mixes with the modern-day teenagers (Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo and Lilia Buckingham) who revive them.
“It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and revived the 17th century sisters, and they’re looking for revenge,” reads the official Disney+ press release. “Now it’s up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.” In addition to Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, Hocus Pocus 2 will also feature the return of Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson, Winifred’s former lover who was brought back as a zombie in the original film. Hocus Pocus 2 debuts on Disney+ on 30th of September. What did you think of the new one? Hocus Pocus 2 trailer?