Hocus Pocus 2 Photo Shows Sanderson Sisters Reunited With Spellbook

Disney’s Hocus Pocus 2 still shows the Sanderson sisters (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) reunited with their spell book.

A new photo of Hocus Pocus 2 shows the Sanderson sisters reuniting their beloved spellbook. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy have brought their witch alter egos Winifred, Sara and Mary Sanderson back from the dead for the highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s classic 1993 Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus. The film wrapped production in a Rhode Island-made Salem in early 2022, starring Anne Fletcher (Proposal) at the helm and other returning actors like Doug Jones (Billy Butcherson) on board.

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Picking up 29 years after its predecessor, Hocus Pocus 2 follows Salem high school students Becca (Whitney Peak), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham), and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) as they uncover a tradition where witches are given magical abilities on their 16th birthday. Chaos ensues when they light the Black Flame candle and inadvertently wake up the Sanderson sisters. The sequel also welcomes stars like Ted Lasso’s Hannah Waddingham and Sam Richardson to the Wizarding World. Audiences got their first glimpse of the upcoming film when the Hocus Pocus 2 fallen trailer.

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As the release date approaches, more previews of Hocus Pocus 2 surface. Popular fan account Hocus Pocus Guide has shared a new photo of the Sanderson sisters reuniting their beloved spellbook inside their old cabin, which was turned into a magic shop in the sequel. The villainous trio gather around a table filled with Sanderson Sister merchandise as they plot over the iconic book. Look at the picture below:

The photo appears to be a still from the actual movie, showing Midler, Parker, and Najimy in full Sanderson mode. Sarah’s puzzlement, Mary’s smirk and Winifred’s blazing intensity are all present in the image. With their grimoire or “booook”, as Winifred calls it, open on the table, they prepare to perform magic. Winifred seems to lead her sisters in their evil endeavors as usual.


Although the Hocus Pocus 2 The trailer previously showed viewers what the spellbook looked like with a 2022 CGI twist, this is one of the first images capturing the Sanderson sisters using it. Turning their cabin into a gift shop, which stocks items for Sanderson fans, is a hilarious space to find the sisters. In a clever sense, it will also transparently advertise the collection of Hocus Pocus 2 merch Disney has in store, which undoubtedly resembles some elements of the movie. Of course, audiences will have to wait for the film to be released on September 30 to be sure.

Source: Hocus Pocus Guide


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