A Magical Reconciliation!! Someone cast a magical spell with their wands to bring back the “Golden Trio” or the “crème de la crème Triplet“. Yes, you got me right, the Sanderson Sisters are Back. They are back after almost three decades. Hocus Pocus was released in late 1993. Wow! I can’t believe how many fan-made theories, anticipations, speculations it took to bring it back. It was even speculated that “Hocus Pocus” would never be revived. But Better Late than Never is what we believe.
All About Hocus Pocus
Almost 30 years ago, Walt Disney Pictures produced a familial comedy movie called “Hocus Pocus”. The credits for the promising story go to Mick Garris and David Kirschner. Kenny Ortega directed the movie. The movie initially made its release on 16th July 1993. Though it has an IMDB rating of 6.9/10 with 38% of Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is appreciated by 90% of viewers.
Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Midler in the roles of the Iconic Sanderson, they were the three witches who played the lead roles.
Time-Travel to 30 Years Back (Synopsis)
Set in late October 1963 in Salem, Massachusetts, USA. Thackeray Binx witnessed her sister Emily guided the Sanderson Sisters Mary, Sarah, and Winifred to the forests. Sanderson Sisters were witches who wanted to regain their youth by absorbing Emily’s, but unfortunately, during that experiment, they killed her. When Binx interrogates the murder of a sister Emily the Sanderson Sisters cast a spell and turns Thackeray into a black cat with age-old immortality. Eventually, the townsfolk, Binx’s father, and her friend make the sisters compensate by arresting them and giving them the punishment of death.
Before their execution, Winifred casts a spell that would eventually resurrect the Sanderson Sisters in the full moon night of All Hallows’ Even, when a virgin lights the Black Candle.
Three Centuries Later, in late October 1993, Max Dennison, who was feeling unsettled by his family’s sudden decision to move to Salem from Los Angeles, California, took her younger sister Dani for a treat on Halloween. On their day out, Max met his new crush, Allison. Max took her to the Sanderson Sisters’ place to impress Allison, where, unfortunately, Max light up the Black Candle. The act, in turn, resurrected the Golden Trio. On their resurrection, the witches tried to murder Dani by sucking her soul but eventually, Dani is rescued by Max and successfully stole Winifred’s Spell Book.
The witches return to the 20th century and are disappointed to learn that Halloween is celebrated in disguise. Agitated, Winifred cast the spell so that the party attendees will dance until their death approaches. Though Max and Allison think that witches have died, they opened the spellbook to rebound the spell cast by Winifred on the Party Attendees. But when they open the book, it gave away to the witches to track the couple. Meanwhile, witches abducted Binx and Dani, but Max and Allison tricked the witches and rescued Dani and Binx.
The group is now guided to the cemetery where they can bid goodbye to Binx, but the witches show up there, and Winifred tried to suck Dani’s soul through her last potion in the vial, but Max interrupts, resulting in Winifred sucking Max’s soul. But somehow, Mary & Sarah show up, and it results in Winifred turning into a stone. Max, Dani, Allison, and Binx thought that the witches are finally dead, and the group bids goodbye to Billy. Thackeray Binx finally dies in peace.
Max and Dani enchant the spell “Obliviate” so that the exhausted party attendees will forget what happened to them. At the end of the movie, it shows how Winifred’s spellbook opened, and it unveiled that the Sanderson sisters are still alive and might return anytime.
When Will Hocus Pocus 2 Release?
As of now, there is no official announcement or press release regarding the Release of Hocus Pocus 2nd Edition. But, surely, it would be released in the year 2022. Long way to go, but worth waiting, as the wicked Sanderson Sisters might show up anytime and cast a spell.
But my prophecy would be if the show is renewed, then we must wait for 14 months because COVID being hovering over our heads, and the 3rd wave is anticipated. So production will need a maximum of 6-10 months. So we must wait till the 2nd quarter of 2022.
Where to Watch Hocus Pocus 2?
Currently, there’s no chance that the movie would stream in any theatres because firstly, pandemic being the biggest obstacle, and secondly, the announcement of Disney. Disney announced that the movie will be released and would stream on the famous OTT platform Disney+. So Fans should go for a subscription for Disney+ Hotstar and those who’ve already subscribed to Renew It. Because there’s no way, you’re missing the Iconic battle between Sanderson Sisters and the Group in Hocus Pocus 2.
Who All Are Returning in Hocus Pocus 2?
Of course, the witches “Sanderson Sisters are returning. Without them, the movie is a complete circle. In addition, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Bette Middle is making a grand comeback. They have confirmed their lead roles in the Second Edition of Hocus Pocus.
Apart from the Sanderson Sisters, Billy- the role played by Doug Jonas is likely to make a comeback because of his reunion with the Sanderson Sisters in the One-Night-Show Back then in 2020.
In 2020, our three witches, along with Billy (Doug Jonas), made an appearance on a One-Night-Show conducted by New York Restoration Project for charity works. In addition, there are Speculations that Thackeray Binx, played by Jason Marsden, may give his voice in the sequel.
This time Anne Fletcher will be the direction head as Adam Shankman has shifted the burden onto her due to scheduling conflicts.
Expected Plot of Hocus Pocus 2
As we’ve seen during the last scene in Hocus Pocus, Winifred’s spellbook accidentally opens, popping out an eye, where it is revealed that Sanderson Sisters are alive and buckling up to make the return.
In Hocus Pocus 2, it will be seen Three Women accidentally resurrecting The Sanderson Sisters, which are now hungry for sucking souls. The story will be set in Modern Day Salem. Now everything rests in the hands of these three women who’ve resurrected these deadly witches who are now child-hungry. They’ve to do something to stop this devastating catastrophe.
This was Everything We Know About the Second Editon of Hocus Pocus. If in case we missed something, do let us know in the comments section below.
Time to protect your children as the Sanderson Sisters are Back.