Hocus Pocus 2 is a 2022 American supernatural comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jen D’Angelo and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.
After 29 years, the Sanderson sisters (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy) are brought back to modern-day Salem.
They still dress brilliantly and want children, but they aren’t exactly ready for Roombas and speech recognition technology.
Neither do they anticipate a new generation of witch fans, like the ones portrayed by Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo.
Hocus Pocus 2 features the return of Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson and Sam Richardson as the Sanderson sisters’ biggest fan, and it’s expected to have the same goofy, lighthearted Halloween spirit as the previous picture.
Is Max in Hocus Pocus 2?
No, Max is not starred in Hocus Pocus 2. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Anne Fletcher announced that Omri Katz (Max) and other original cast members will not be returning for Hocus Pocus 2 owing to scheduling conflicts with the film’s new plot.
“We wanted to weave in all of the people that the fans loved, and when you sat back with all the ingredients and story, you’re like, how do we make this work?” she said.
“It was very difficult to try to have them be a part of it because we did talk about it — painstakingly. You’re trying to stay on track with story, even if they came in as a cameo.
“People would say, ‘They could be in the background!’ and I’m like, really? You’re going to put the leads of the first movie in the background and be satisfied? You’re not going to be satisfied, you’re going to be angry.”