The highly anticipated Disney+ Original movie Hocus Pocus 2 is the #1 film premiere on Disney+ domestically to date, based on hours streamed in the first three days of its release.
The film is also backed by positive reviews, 62% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, from critics and great word of mouth on social media. It seems the return of Bette Midler (The First Wives Club, Beaches), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City. Divorce), and Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Younger) as the delightfully wicked Sanderson sisters has certainly paid off. Now, will this news give us a third entry in the spooky franchise? Guess, we have to wait and see.
It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.
Hocus Pocus 2 also stars Sam Richardson (The Tomorrow War), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Whitney Peak (Gossip Girl), Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories), Lilia Buckingham (Dirt), Froy Gutierrez (Teen Wolf), with Tony Hale (Veep) and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso). The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (Dumplin, The Proposal), produced by Lynn Harris (King Richard, TheShallows), with Ralph Winter (Hocus Pocus, X-Men franchise), David Kirschner (Hocus Pocus, Chucky), and Adam Shankman (Disenchanted, Hairspray) serving as executive producers.