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Aug. 30 (UPI) — Disney+ on Tuesday revealed the state poster for the long-awaited Hocus Pocus 2, that will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ on Sept. 30.
The poster features the three Sanderson sisters, Winnie, Mary and Sarah before a complete moon, revealing the trio’s go back to the witchy town of Salem, Mass., where they’ll plan to wreak havoc on the town’s residents once more.
The film is really a follow-up to 1993’s cult classic Hocus Pocus, which chronicled the lives of the Sanderson sisters, several 17th-century witches who have been accidentally resurrected by way of a teenage boy on Halloween party.
The three sisters were played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, all three of whom reprised their roles for Hocus Pocus 2.
Joining the initial trio of witches is Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale and Sam Richardson in new roles.
Hocus Pocus 2 was directed by Anne Fletcher, who gets control the role originally filled by Kenny Ortega.
Rumors swirled for a long time a Hocus Pocus sequel was in the works at Disney, however the studio never spoke officially concerning the project. However, multiple cast members from the initial film, including all three actresses for the Sanderson sisters, were reportedly thinking about returning.
A sequel was finally confirmed by Disney+ to stay development in October 2019.
The film was originally planned to be directed by Adam Shankman, who was simply also focusing on another Disney+ exclusive, Disenchanted — a sequel to the 2007 Amy Adams film Enchanted.
Shankman was later replaced as director by Fletcher because of scheduling conflicts between your two projects, though he’d stay on being an executive producer.
He recently told People that stepping back onto set with the three leads was “just like a snap back in its history, as though time hadn’t [passed].”
“Once the opportunity [to make the sequel] appeared by means of Disney+, I believe that the service just stepped forward and said, ‘If you may make this happen, we wish it and require it,'” Shankman added.
A teaser trailer released in June showed off the initial footage of the film, with the Sanderson sisters emerging once more.
Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and her husband Matthew Broderick, star of the movie “Godzilla,” attend the film’s premiere in NEW YORK, on, may 18, 1998. The couple married in 1997 and also have three children together, James and twins Marion and Tabitha. Photo by Monika Graff/UPI | License Photo