Is "Hocus Pocus 2" a Book-Based Film? How to Prepare for the Witchy Sequel

By Aazam

The Halloween season is here, and we've been gifted with a Hocus Pocus sequel on Disney Plus. It's the most lovely time of the year

When Max Dennison (Omri Katz) resurrected the legendary Sanderson Sisters for a memorable night in 1989, the world was forever changed

We were curious as to how on earth the writers were able to develop a new tale that was worthy of the original, given the iconic cult popularity of the original 1993 movie

Hocus Pocus and the All-New Sequel, a first two-part Hocus Pocus book sequel written by AW Public, was published by Disney-Hyperion in 2018

The second portion of the book originally told the narrative of Max and Allison's daughter Poppy (yeah, they had a daughter, that's canon!) whereas the first section of the book was a novella from the original 1993 film

Set 25 years after the events of the first movie, the sequel's plot focused on Poppy's own Halloween encounter with the Sanderson sisters

With the plot of the Hocus Pocus 2 sequel, it appears that Disney made the decision to take the narrative in a completely different path

Hocus Pocus 2 introduces three new protagonists: Becca, Cassie (Lilia Buckingham), and Izzy rather than focusing on Allison and Max's daughter Poppy (Belissa Escobedo)

By recontacting the Sanderson Sisters, Becca and Izzy unintentionally turn Becca's Sweet 16 into a terrifying 16

It would be an understatement to say that Thackery Binx's talking black cat improved the original scam a million times