THIS IS SO EXCITING!!
According to 9News:
After nearly 30 years, the Sanderson sisters are back – and they’re ready to run amuck this upcoming Halloween season.
That’s right! Hocus Pocus 2 officially premieres on Disney+ later this year, and it was just announced Tuesday night that the hotly anticipated sequel will finally be unleashed on Sept. 30.
Multiple outlets confirm the release date was revealed as Disney hosted their annual upfronts, which is an event in which the company provides a preview of their upcoming lineup.
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are all back to reprise their roles as the iconic witches alongside Doug Jones who's returning as fan-favorite zombie Billy Butcherson.
But that’s not all…
Entertainment Weekly is also reporting that the film’s first-seen footage was exclusively shown during the Tuesday event. Here’s how they describes the footage, which has not been publicly released:
The rough-cut footage showed two young girls lighting the Black Flame Candle, which summons the central witches as Midler squeals, "Lock up your children! Yes, Salem, we're back!"
They then launch into a musical number — a cover of Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back" — while Billy Butcherson (Doug Jones) and a still-unnamed character played by Sam Richardson also appear. Tony Hale, who plays the mayor of Salem, is also featured in the clip.
Few details have been confirmed about the plot of Hocus Pocus 2, but here’s a brief synopsis from IMDB: "Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world."