Come, We Fly, to the origin story of the Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2!
The sequel to the original 1993 film is set to be released late next month, nearly 30 years after the witches’ initial on-screen introduction. From what we have heard, the plot of Hocus Pocus 2 will finally reveal the backstory of the three creepy sisters.
The film’s official synopsis had previously teased fans with a few (no gimmicks) tidbits, but ultimately left them wanting more. (Side note: if you haven’t seen the Hocus Pocus 2 trailer yet, please do so immediately).
According to a Disney press release: “It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th century sisters, and they’re out for revenge. Now it’s up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches.” . causing a new kind of chaos in Salem before dawn on All Hallows’ Eve.
Thankfully, Hocus Pocus 2 director Anne Fletcher (dumpling Y The proposal) just revealed even more of the long-awaited details about the upcoming film in an interview with Weekly entertainment.
In it, Fletcher set the stage for the film, which will reportedly begin with a flashback to 1600s New England, where child actors Taylor Henderson, Juju Travel BrenerY kitchen girl will portray younger versions of Winifred (Bette Midler), Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Maria (kathy najimy). Audiences will also meet a young Billy Butcherson (played by doug jones) and will finally be able to unravel the ties between him and the Sanderson sisters.
“In the opening sequence of the movie, we get some history of our witches and Billy. We get a little kiss, pardon the pun, of what Billy looked like and the world they lived in and what happened to the witches. witches. I always missed that in the first one. Like, [why] Are witches what they are?” Fletcher said.
The director continued, “I had that question, and the script came along, and I loved the opening of 1600. I pushed that a little bit further, because I really wanted to point out, ever so slightly… the idea that the 1600 and now are the same thing. There’s no difference. I just want to highlight the irony. But in the joy of the movie, you get to see the young version of them and have a good time and understand the what and why of what happened to them.”
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A full timeline of events isn’t all that’s coming, either. Fletcher also told reporters that the live-action comedy is inscribed with “some wonderful surprises in the mythology” of the sisters’ origin story.
Fletcher confirmed that the Sanderson sisters were not born witches, but instead gained their powers after being resurrected by three modern-day teenagers (played by whitney peak, belissa escobedoY Lilia Buckingham) living in Salem, Massachusetts.
“[We] give each girl not only the same color in the vein of our witches—Becca [Peak] Being Winnie Izzy [Escobedo] being Mary and Cassie [Buckinham] be Sarah, but their hairstyles are similar in a way. It’s a modern twist,” Fletcher revealed.
She concluded, “It’s meant to play with it. At the end of the day, the movie is about brotherhood, it’s about sticking together through thick and thin, and being there for each other.”
Hocus Pocus 2 will debut on September 30, exclusively on Disney+.
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