Doug Jones reprises the role of Billy Butcherson in the long-awaited sequel Hocus Pocus 2to be released via the Disney+ streaming service on September 30thyes With just a month left until the film is available to view, Entertainment Weekly has released an image offering the first look at Billy Butcherson’s return! You can see the image at the end of this article.
Directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (workaholics), Hocus Pocus 2 sees Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker back in the roles of the Sanderson sisters. The film has the following synopsis:
Picking up 29 years after a teenager named Max lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the three 17th century sorceresses who stole child essences, Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker), and Mary (Najimy) now seek revenge. With the Sanderson sisters back to terrorize Salem, it’s up to three high school students to stop them. How do you do that? Invoking the wrath of a sorceress, of course.
Those three high school students are Becca (Whitney Peak, Gossip Girl), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham, Dirt) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo, american horror stories). Also in the cast are Hannah Waddingham (ted lasso)Tony Hale(wow)Sam Richardson (werewolves inside), Juju Brener (Vanquish), Froy Gutierrez (teen wolf), TaylorPaige (earwig and the witch), and newcomer Nina Kitchen.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Doug Jones said:
It’s perfect between the first movie and the second, that’s the first thing I felt. It keeps the purity and nostalgia alive and well for those who grew up with the first movie, and any new fans we’re gathering now will be excited about modernizing it for the current moment we find ourselves in. Billy came right back to me, it was scary how he’s been alive while I’ve been playing other characters all these years, but Billy says, ‘I wanted my chance again.'”
During their conversation, Jones and Fletcher also revealed that Billy and Sam Richardson’s character Gilbert, “the owner of the Salem Magic Shoppe, a hidden tourist attraction that operates out of the former Sanderson Sisters’ farmhouse,” is having an adventure of his own. of friends “hanging out on the side as the movie unfolds.”
In case you don’t remember his role in the original Hocus PocusBilly Butcherson is a zombie with the following backstory:
When he was born, Billy enjoyed his relationship with a young woman named Winifred Sanderson. Unfortunately, when Winifred found out Billy was cheating on her with her younger sister, Sarah, she became jealous and poisoned him, sewing his mouth shut with a blunt needle so she couldn’t reveal her secrets, even in death. . He died on May 1, 1693.
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Here is the image of Jones in the role of Billy Butcherson: