It has been a long time coming, but Disney has finally announced the highly expected project. Fans of the 1993 cult classic movie Hocus Pocus will be happy, because Hocus Pocus 2 is officially in development as shown by Disney. The movie, which will be directed by Adam Shankman, is designed to be released on Disney’s streaming agency Disney Plus.
While there have been previous rumblings surrounding Disney and also the development of Hocus Pocus 2, this is a surefire indication that the job will happen. Regrettably, we still do not have some confirmation that the first Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have signed on to reprise their roles since the Sanderson sisters. But they’ve all voiced their desires to return — so rest assured, it will probably happen.
While the film will be directed by Adam Shankman, its script was written by Jen D’Angelo. As summed up in their official statement:
“Coming exclusively to @DisneyPlus is Hocus Pocus 2, the spooky sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic! @AdamMShankman is set to direct”
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Coming exclusively to @DisneyPlus is Hocus Pocus 2, the spooky sequel to the 1993 Halloween classic! @AdamMShankman is set to direct.
— Disney (@Disney) December 10, 2020
We were given this new logo for the film:
HOCUS POCUS 2 is officially in the works. #DisneyInvestorDay pic.twitter.com/ly3vyijhKa
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 10, 2020
Whatever the case, we will just need to watch for future updates on the project as we’ve got them. This includes whatever release date Disney has in mind for Hocus Pocus 2 to fall on Disney Plus. We’ll be sure to get them to you as they have come.