Hocus Pocus 2 debuted on Disney+ on Friday, some 30 years after the first film, and it stars the original Sanderson Sisters. The 2022 film has all three witches from the 1990 picture, as well as Doug Jones’ portrayal of the well-known zombie Billy Butcherson.
There are a few new cast members as well, including American Horror Stories actress Belissa Escobedo, who portrays Izzy, and Gossip Girl’s Whitney Peak, who plays Becca.
In Hocus Pocus 2, three ladies unintentionally transport the Sanderson Sisters to present-day Salem and must devise a plan to prevent the witches from unleashing havoc.
After the release of Hocus Pocus 2, Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Sarah Sanderson, is 57 years old at the time this article is being written.
In 2022, Winifred Sanderson, played by Better Midler, is 76 years old and is currently the oldest, and Mary Sanderson, portrayed by Kathy Najimy, is 65.
Winnie, the oldest of the three Sanderson Sisters, has electrokinesis as her special power, but she is also well-versed in dark magic thanks to her beloved sentient spell book. Winifred, the elder of the three, is frequently irritated by her younger sisters’ incompetence.
Following their appearances in the first Hocus Pocus film, which was released nearly three decades ago, all three of them have returned as the three witches in the sequel. Sarah Jessica Parker was 28 years old, Better Midler was 47, and Kathy Najimy was 36 when the original film debuted in theaters in October 1993.
Sarah admitted during a Q&A session at the New York film screening that she never imagined a sequel would ever happen.