Here Are The Trailers For Disney’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid,” “Hocus Pocus 2,” And “Disenchanted”
Mickey Mouse probably lived it up last night by popping bottles and making it rain Disney dollars on twerking mice at Disneyland’s Club 33. Because the trailers for several movies that are going to make his greedy ass even richer were released. D23 Expo, the event where Disney drops trailers and info for their upcoming projects, is happening this weekend in Anaheim, CA. And yesterday, Disney released the teaser trailer for its live-action The Little Mermaid, and full trailers for Hocus Pocus 2 and the Enchanted sequel called Disenchanted. There was also an appearance by one of Disenchanted‘s stars, Patrick Dempsey, who served snow daddy realness.
The first trailer of the long-awaited Hocus Pocus sequel is here! Hocus Pocus 2 (how long did it take ’em to come up with that one?) will drop on Disney+ on September 30, just in time for spooky season. The teaser trailer gives us a quick glimpse of the Sanderson Sisters, played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, and a longer look at the next generation of troublesome kids who can’t stop themselves from fucking with magic spells that resurrect evil witches who were burned at the stake for a very good reason (child murder).
Bette Midler is well-known for a lot of things: singing, acting, and running her mouth online. Guess which of these talents has landed her in hot water? If you responded, “Bette, for your sake, get off Twitter,” then you’re right! The actress recently commented on the baby formula shortage hitting America and did it with the nuance and grace that you come to expect from Hollywood royalty. In other words, she said something tone-deaf on Twitter and got some heat!
Almost thirty years ago (heh?!) a then-10-year-old Thora Birch starred in Hocus Pocus. She played Dani, the cute kid who’s being chased by the Sanderson Sisters, three evil witches who wanna suck out Dani’s soul so they can be young and hot forever (an excruciating process called “Madonna-ing”).
Filming for the sequel began in October 2021, and it’s set to premiere on Disney+ this fall. Since Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy all signed on to reprise their roles, some Hocus Pocus fans hoped that Thora would return as well. Now a source has informed Entertainment Weekly that while Disney offered Thora, now 40, “a good supporting role” as an adult version of Dani, she couldn’t make the scheduling work.
West Virginians, rise up! Bette Midler has come for you! Yesterday Bette took to Twitter to blast Democratic senator Joe Manchin for continuing to block President Biden’s infrastructure plan in Congress. She tweeted that Joe won’t let America move forward, and “he wants us all to be just like his state, West Virginia. Poor, illiterate, and strung out.” Yeesh, tell us what you really think, Bette! Obviously Bette got a lot of heat for her comments on Twitter, and less than an hour later she apologized to “the good people of WVA” for her outburst. West Virginians, stand down! Continue reading
Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, And Sarah Jessica Parker Have All Signed On For The “Hocus Pocus” Sequel
I feel like we’ve been hearing about the Hocus Pocus sequel for years (OK, Internet says since 2019), but it looks like shit’s finally underway. And all three Sanderson sisters, Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, have signed on to return. Filming will begin this fall and the movie will premier on Disney Plus in 2022. OK, but what about Thora Birch? I miss Thora Birch. Bring back Thora Birch!