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Why Hocus Pocus star isn’t returning for the sequel

Thora Birch will not be returning for the much-anticipated sequel to the 1993 classic mumbo-jumbo.

Accordingly Weekly entertainmentThe actress was asked to reprise her role as Dani Dennison in the upcoming second chapter about the Sanderson sisters, but declined due to scheduling conflicts.

At the time of production, Birch was filming the Netflix spin-off Family Addams. the Wednesday Next she Star Jenna Ortega in the title role. Birch reportedly left the project after filming most of her scenes for personal reasons.

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In the new mumbo-jumboBirch would have joined the original witch trio, played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy, in a supporting role.

Her character Dani would have helped three teenagers today – gibberishWhitney Peak, dirt‘s Lilia Buckingham and American Horror Stories“Belissa Escobedo – face the sisters, return to Salem after 29 years from their last adventure to get revenge.

In the Kenny Ortega original film, Dani was helping her brother Max (Omri Katz) and his crush Allison (Vinessa Shaw) when he accidentally brought the sisters back to Salem on Halloween night.

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The cast of Hocus pocus 2 also includes the return mumbo-jumbo Actor Doug Jones, who also plays the role of Billy Butcherson game of Thrones and Teddy Lasso Star Hannah Waddingham and veep Actors Tony Hale and Sam Richardson.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Ginger Minj will also feature a drag version of Midler’s Winifred Sanderson at a drag show the sisters are attending.

The film is directed by Anne Fletcher, known for romantic comedies The application and 21 dresses. She took over hairspray‘s Adam Shankman, who had to drop out due to his commitment to Disney’s disappointment and stayed on as executive producer.

mumbo-jumbo Slated to release on Disney+ this fall.


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