‘Hocus Pocus 2’ May Be Getting a New Director Due to Production Delays. According to The DisInsider, Director Adam Shankman (The Proposal) will be passing on director duties to Director Anne Fletcher (Step Up) for the highly anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel. The report claims that due to overlays in the production schedule for both Disenchanted and Hocus Pocus 2, Shankman is unable to give enough time and focus to Hocus Pocus 2, which has led him to hand over the reins to his longtime friend and fellow filmmaker Anne Fletcher.
Though Disney has yet to share many concrete details regarding the film, we do know Hocus Pocus 2 is currently set to premiere exclusively on Disney+ and will see the return of the Sanderson Sisters yet again! All three of the Sanderson Sister actresses Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy have shared that they are all on board to join the sequel, and recently Najimy confirmed they are simply waiting for instructions from the studio about “when and where.”
Jen D’Angelo has penned the script for the film. Currently, Hocus Pocus 2 is set to begin production this Summer and Fall, with an increasingly likely premiere around Halloween 2022, though this is unconfirmed at this time Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
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