A new video reveals a first look at sets from Hocus Pocus 2. Disney’s upcoming spin-off of the 1993 classic horror satire, Hocus Pocus, will serve as a Disney+ original movie. The film will see Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles as the infamous Sanderson sisters. The sisters are witches living in a 1693 Salem, Massachusetts, who are hanged for witchcraft, however not before they cast one final spell that eventually calls their revival 300 years later.
Kiel James Patrick released a TikTok video that reveals a first look at new sets from Hocus Pocus 2. Patrick posted the video alongside the inscription, “Hocus Pocus 2 filming in Rhode Island,” alongside the tune “Come Little Children,” which Parker’s character sings in the original movie. The video likewise features text on screen that reads, “Disney is building an entire town for Hocus Pocus 2 right not too far off from us!” View Patrick’s entire TikTok video of the new sets from Hocus Pocus 2 underneath.
While the original movie was shot throughout the city of Salem, Hocus Pocus 2 is heading to Rhode Island to film. Production is currently underway in Providence and surrounding areas, which will last through December, per the movie’s casting call looking for extras from the region “to assume various extra parts in the film.” Providence is around 77 miles south of Salem. While it had a 1647 capital punishment for witchcraft, the province of Rhode Island never really held a single trial during the witch trial hysteria that occurred in other New England areas. All things considered, the TikTok video shows the gorgeous New England Fall scene that was likewise shown throughout the original Hocus Pocus movie.
Hocus Pocus has grown a steadfast fan base that celebrates the film every October, with Sanderson sister Halloween outfits, alongside decorations and merchandise based on the movie’s most memorable scenes. Albeit the original movie’s setting fits with the witchcraft theme of the movie, it will be interesting to perceive how the filmmakers incorporate Rhode Island into the story. After all, when the continuation releases, will fans run to Providence the same way they rush to Salem? That must be answered once Hocus Pocus 2 releases to Disney+ in the Fall of 2022.