It’s been a long time coming, but Disney has finally announced the highly anticipated project. Fans of the 1993 cult classic film Hocus Pocus are going to be happy, because Hocus Pocus 2 is officially in development as revealed by Disney. The film, which will be directed by Adam Shankman, is intended to be released on Disney’s streaming service Disney Plus.
While there have been previous rumblings surrounding Disney and the development of Hocus Pocus 2, this is a surefire sign that the project is going to happen. Unfortunately, we still don’t have any confirmation that original Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have signed on to reprise their roles as the Sanderson sisters. Nevertheless, they’ve all expressed their desires to return – so rest assured, it’ll 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 announcement:
“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 also given this new logo for the film:
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) December 10, 2020
In any case, we’ll just have to wait for future updates on the project as we have them. This includes whatever release date Disney has in mind for Hocus Pocus 2 to drop on Disney Plus. We’ll be sure to get them to you as they come.