Long-awaited fans Hocus Pocus 2 will giggle with delight at the new character posters of the Sanderson sisters, posted on Official Disney+ Twitter September 22. The three-part Twitter feed shows the posters of Kathy Najimi like Mary Sanderson, sweeter chard like Winifred Sanderson, and Sarah Jessica Parker like Sarah Sanderson. Marie is facing left and Sarah is facing right, both dressed in purple dresses; Marie is covered with a red cape and Sarah is covered with a purple cape.
Winifred is dressed in a green robe and cape, with green magic spouting from one hand. The film’s title is at the bottom, along with the tagline “We’re back, witches”. The sky behind the three sisters is colorful and chaotic, and they all seem ready to wreak havoc and chaos.
Hocus Pocus was released in 1993 and stars Najimy, Milder and Parker as the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches accidentally brought to life by a young boy in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night. The film didn’t do well in theaters when it was initially released, but its spike in sales and TV screenings each Halloween season turned the film into a cult classic. The film’s ending left the possibility of a sequel open, with the eye on Winifred’s spellbook opening and revealing that he’s still alive. That sequel is now at hand, set 29 years after the events of the first film.
Just like the premise of hocuspocus, the premise of the sequel is similar, with three high school students having to work together and stop the Sanderson sisters from wreaking havoc in present-day Salem. Najimy, Milder and Parker return as Sandersonand Doug Jones reprises his role from the first film as Billy Butcherson, a former lover of Winifred.
Joining the cast in new roles are Peak Whitney as high school student Becca, Lilia Buckingham as high schooler Cassie, Belissa Escobedo as high school girl Izzy, Hannah Waddingham like The Witch Tony Hale like Jeffry Traske, and Sam Richardson like Gilbert, and Froy Gutierrez like Mike. In addition, Ginger Minj, Kornbread Jeteand Kahmora room of RuPaul’s Drag Race will play drag queens who pose as the Sanderson sisters.
Fans won’t have to wait too long for the film’s release, as it arrives on Disney+ on September 30. Take a look at the character posters below: