On September 9, 2022, Walt Disney Studios released a second teaser for “Hocus Pocus 2” on YouTube, and it starts on a compelling note: a quick look at the Sanderson sisters’ origin story. We go back centuries and see them as children, starring Taylor Paige Henderson as Winnie, Juju Journey Brener as Sarah, and Nina Kitchen as Mary. They run through a dark forest when a disembodied voice banishes them from Salem forever. Visibly worried, they stop running as a black bird with yellow and red wings flies towards them at great speed, turning into a human as it hits the ground.
This suspicious character – portrayed by Hannah Waddingham – speaks to the Sandersons and realizes that the people of Salem rightly feared them. With an interested expression on her face, she hands them her famous grimoire while telling them that magic can be a source of unity, and wishes Winnie a happy birthday. With that, the teaser jumps to the modern day, where we see the Sandersons being brought back using the black flame candle, prompting them to commit all sorts of mischief and mayhem as only they can. To round out the trailer, Doug Jones returns as Billy Butcherson.
Though it seems to follow many of the same beats as the original, exploring the history of the Sanderson sisters should be a highlight of Hocus Pocus 2. The film will be released on Disney+ on September 30, 2022.