When does 'Hocus Pocus 2' come out? The Sanderson sisters return in the new official trailer

They've put a spell on us

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Everyone's running amuck! Fans are asking, "When does Hocus Pocus 2 come out" now that Disney has revealed its teaser trailer for the much-anticipated sequel. 

We've waited a long time for one of the best Halloween movies of all time (if you ask us) to get a sequel and at long last, the wait is finally over. Disney has just released the first teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2 and spoiler alert—someone lights the black-flame candle! 

Here's everything we know about the Hocus Pocus sequel, from its release date to where you can stream it.

When does 'Hocus Pocus 2' come out?

Mark your calendar Hocus fans, as we'll be returning to Salem on September 30th 2022! This means you'll be able to binge-watch it all through the spooky season—you can even make it a double feature.

Is there a 'Hocus Pocus 2' trailer?

Yes, Disney+ has finally dropped the hotly-anticipated teaser trailer that sees Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return as the Sanderson sisters to wreak havoc on Salem once more. Watch below...

From what we can tell, a trio of Salem high school friends start dabbling with witchcraft—perhaps hinting that we'll have a new trio of young witches on our hands—and by uttering some incantations, they relight the black-flame candle.

We then see the ground start to split apart (just like the first film) and hear Winifred Sanderson's (aka Bette Midler) iconic cackle, as the villainous sisters make their return.

We can already tell that this is going to be a wild, Halloween ride!

When does 'Hocus Pocus 2' come to theatres?

Hocus Pocus 2 won't be coming to theatres, as it will instead be going straight to streaming, landing on Disney+ on September 30th.

If you can't wait until then, the original 1993 Hocus Pocus is also free to stream on the platform.

The 'Hocus Pocus 2' sneak peak

On Disney+ Day, a celebration of the streaming service's two-year anniversary, fans were gifted with a limited-time offer ($1.99/£1.99 per month for one month) and a sneak peek at what's to come on the platform, one of the items on the roster being Hocus Pocus 2. 

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy will reprise their roles as the infamous Sanderson sisters, and the first look at the sequel, oddly enough, makes it seem like these witches haven't aged a day since the movie's 1993 release. Have a look at the trio below! 

If we didn't know any better, we'd say this production shot was taken directly out of the original film. Sure, the first movie is nearly 30 years old, but this shot will make you think otherwise. Our witchy women look better than ever!

Where is 'Hocus Pocus 2' being filmed?

Filming is currently underway in Rhode Island, though the story will (once again) take place in Salem, Massachusetts. Like its predecessor, Hocus Pocus 2 will focus on three teens (all girls this go-around) who need to put a stop to the wicked witches in their quest for evil. 

Danielle Valente
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Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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