‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Is Officially In Pre-Production

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Is Officially In Pre-Production Walt Disney Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures

While I could literally watch Hocus Pocus a million times in a row without getting bored, I’m still way too excited about the sequel. Earlier this year, it was announced that Adam Shankman was working on the script for Disney+, but know we know that Hocus Pocus 2 is officially in pre-production meaning our long-awaited reunion with the Sanderson sisters is getting closer!

  1. Hocus Pocus 2 is going to be amazing. Generally speaking, I’m not a massive fan of sequels and I feel like we’re better off ending on a high note, so to speak. If it was so amazing the first time around, why risk ruining it by having a second go? However, I think we can all agree that the chance of meeting up with Winifred, Mary, and Sarah again is totally welcome.
  2. Of course, there’s no release date just yet. While the official IMDB page for Hocus Pocus 2 has updated the status to “In Pre-Production,” that doesn’t mean that filming has actually started or that Disney+ has any idea when audiences will actually be able to see it. It just means they’re making preliminary, behind-the-scenes steps to get ready to go.
  3. If we’re lucky, we might see it by next Halloween. Movies generally take a couple of months to film and with COVID, production is even slower. Assuming they’re able to get going on filming by the end of this year, it could be done next spring and with post-production/editing being done, Disney+ could air it in time for Halloween 2021. That’s all conjecture, but we can hope!
  4. In the meantime, at least we have the original to watch. The season is right (not that there’s a wrong season) and it’s always a great time to be reminded of the genius of Hocus Pocus. I’ve already watched twice in the last month!
Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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