Focus Pocus 2 director Ann Fletcher comments on the possibility of future sequels and says she did her part to make it happen.
Hocus Pocus 2 director Ann Fletcher is considering more Hocus Pocus sequels with a promising statement. The original Hocus Pocusreleased in 1993, it’s a family Halloween favorite, and this year’s sequel will see the return of the baby-craving Sanderson sisters. Hocus Pocus 2 will be released on Disney Plus on September 30th, just before the witches wreak havoc on Halloween.
Hocus Pocus 2 will continue the Sanderson legend with new children bringing them back to life in modern-day Salem, as well as more information about the sisters’ mysterious backstory. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will once again play the beloved trio, while Doug Jones will also return as Billy Butcherson. The sequel doesn’t appear to be adapting the 2018 book sequel, which follows Max and Alison’s daughter, but instead follows three young women who reawaken the Sanderson sisters with a Black Flame candle.
In an interview with SFX magazineFletcher provides some promising information about the future Hocus Pocus sequels, arguing that Hocus Pocus 2 leaves the door ajar. While it’s still up to Disney to move forward with additional installments, Fletcher appears to be done Hocus Pocus 2 with a very clear potential for future revivals of the Sanderson sisters. Read her full comment below:
I definitely kept it wide open for any sequel. Now it’s up to them if they want to do it. I can’t say anything other than yes, it remains open. Will they do it? I don’t know, they haven’t even talked about it, I can be honest with you.
While Fletcher said Hocus Pocus 2 will be very different from the original, it’s still an ode to the joy of the original Focus-pokuwith A significant part Hocus PocusThe nostalgia comes from the timeless characters and the lighthearted humor and scares that Fletcher believes make for even more sequels. She makes it clear that she has not yet confirmed any future deals Hocus Pocus sequels, she allowed the franchise to continue with additional stories by the Sanderson sisters.
Although Hocus Pocus 2 isn’t even out yet, the prospect of new sequels is certainly exciting, especially for viewers who grew up with Hocus Pocus as a Halloween must-see. Success Hocus Pocus 2 will probably determine the future of more sequels, or even a Hocus Pocus prequel, but if the sequel lives up to the sentimentality of the original, it should be a commercial success. For now, promises of possible sequels should be taken lightly until audiences see how good the movie is and how it ends.
Source: SFX magazine