Original Movie Address Sequel Return Rumors
Original Hocus Pocus stars Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw, and Jason Marsden address speculation regarding their return in Hocus Pocus 2.
Hocus Pocus stars Omri Katz, Vinessa Shaw and Jason Marsden address speculation surrounding their potential return for Hocus Pocus 2. Katz directed the 1993 cult classic as Max Dennison, a young teenager who accidentally awakens the Sanderson Witches while moving to Salem. Max teams up with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and class crush Allison (Shaw) to stop the villainous trio from going wild on Halloween night. Marsden played a pivotal role in the film, lending his voice to Thackery Binx, a boy whom witches turned into an immortal black cat.
Disney finally launched a sequel to the beloved film, announcing that Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker would all reprise their iconic roles as the Sanderson sisters. Much to the delight of viewers, it was later confirmed that Doug Jones would once again don his dusty costume as zombie Billy Butcherson. Like new Hocus Pocus 2 cast announcements began rolling in, with many wondering if the film’s original young adults would appear as well. Birch was one of the first OG players to reveal she had been offered a supporting role in Hocus Pocus 2but had to refuse it.
Now, during a 90s Con interview with the Hocus Pocus Collector Instagram account, Katz, Shaw, and Marsden discuss whether they’re in for the upcoming sequel. After noting that he is excited for Hocus Pocus 2, Katz reports that many 90s Con fans were disappointed to learn that the three of them aren’t involved, to which the interviewer says she hopes they’re all lying and secretly coming back. Check out their response below:
Katz: Yeah that should be interesting. You know, talking to a lot of fans today, obviously people are very disappointed that we’re not involved. […] But, I could lie. We are all in! No, maybe we’re not. Maybe we are!
Marsden: Maybe not.
Shaw: You’ll just have to see it to find out.
The group laughs and looks at each other throughout the exchange, clearly not wanting to say too much. While it has yet to be announced if they will return, the upcoming film already has a new set of heroes for viewers to root for. New Hocus Pocus 2 cast members include Whitney Peak (Becca), Lila Buckingham (Cassie), and Belissa Escobedo (Izzy), as three girls from present-day Salem who try to thwart the Sanderson sisters.
While Katz, Marsden, and Shaw’s cheeky response doesn’t cement any answer, it doesn’t exclude any. After all, they have already expressed their enthusiasm for getting involved in Hocus Pocus 2. Whether they’re playing the parents of one of the new, younger heroes or playing more of a cameo role, their appearance would certainly evoke the nostalgia many diehard fans hope to feel while watching. Of course, the most important aspect is that all three Sanderson sisters are back, so the final product won’t be disappointing in that regard.
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Source: Collector Hocus Pocus
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