The witch who gives little Bette Midler as Winifred the book of magic is Hannah Waddingham.
Last Updated: 01.56 AM, Sep 10, 2022
The Sanderson sisters will once more cast a spell on you in the Hocus Pocus 2 trailer, which Disney has just released. Alan Bergman, chairman of Disney, gave an introduction before the new trailer made its debut at the D23 Expo. Before reintroducing the audience to a sweetly crafted video greeting from the Sanderson sisters themselves, Bergman said that it's a film that exists because of the immense love all of the fans have for the Sanderson sisters.
The 1993 movie's original cast members, including Doug Jones, Kathy Najimy, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bette Midler, are returning. Along with the "Drag Race" queens, Ginger Minj, Kahmora Hall, and Kornbread "The Snack" Jeté, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, and Whitney Peak all appear in the follow-up.
The witch who gives little Midler the book of magic is Waddingham, who thereby reveals a 370-year-old secret about how the Sanderson sisters became magical.
The Sanderson sisters, Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker), and Mary (Najimy), are followed in the original Hocus Pocus as they awaken from a 300-year nap after young Max Dennison (Omri Katz) burns the black flame candle, which brings the sisters back to life on All Hallows' Eve during a full moon. The Sanderson sisters must then be stopped from becoming immortal before dawn by Max, his younger sister Dani (Thora Birch), and his new crush, Allison (Vinessa Shaw).
In the sequel, three young girls accidentally relight the black flame candle, resurrecting the evil sisters and bringing them to modern-day Salem. To prevent the child-hungry Sanderson sisters from causing disaster on earth, the three girls must battle them.
The sequel's director is Anne Fletcher, while the first film's director was Kenny Ortega. Jen D'Angelo wrote the screenplay, and executive producers David Kirschner, Adam Shankman, and Ralph Winter are involved. Hocus Pocus 2 is produced by Lynn Harris, with Bonnie Hlinomaz serving as associate producer, and Steven Haft serving as co-producer.
On September 30, the Hocus Pocus sequel will debut on Disney+ Hotstar in India.