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28th Jun 2022

The Sanderson Sisters return in first trailer for Hocus Pocus 2

Kieran Galpin

Something wicked this way comes

The first look trailer for the long awaited sequel to 90’s kids classic Hocus Pocus has been released – and it looks like the Sanderson Sisters are up to no good once again.

Almost 30 years after director Kenny Ortega’s original Hocus Pocus hit cinemas, we’ve finally got our first look at the return of Salem’s worst witches – much to the pleasure of their dedicated fanbase.

Stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy all reprise their roles as the iconic witchy trio Winifred, Sarah and Mary (respectively) in a second outing directed by Anne Fletcher, whose previous IMDB credits include The Proposal, Hot Pursuit and 27 Dresses.

The film will follow three female newcomers as they accidentally summon the wicked sisters back to their quaint suburban town before taking on the gargantuan task of trying to bring them down. The trailer also features the iconic black flame candle which is responsible for bringing the sisters back to life alongside Winifred’s creepy spell book which has a human eye on its front.

Reacting to the trailer online, one fan screamed: “I need you to understand how excited about this I am.”

“I don’t even care if this makes me a “Disney adult” I am so f*cking excited for this,” another said.

While the film with air exclusively on Disney+, many nostalgic fans have argued that this “isn’t for kids.”

“LOCK UP YA CHILDREN!!!!!” bellowed one Twitter user, while another quipped: “This film is for the adults, you kids have too much.”

Midler, 76, took to Twitter following the announcement, where she posted an image of the Sanderson Sisters alongside the caption: “We’ll adopt your baby.” It can be assumed that the witty tweet is a careful jab at pro-lifers following Roe V Wade being overturned last week.

Hocus Pocus 2 will start streaming on September 30, only on Disney+.

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