Hocus Pocus’ Thora Birch Reveals She’s ‘Dismayed’ She Didn’t Get To Do The Sequel, And What Happened

Thora Birch in Hocus Pocus/Thora Birch in Kindred Spirits.

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As the creepy period inches more detailed, individuals are preparing to see the cherished cult standard Hocus Pocus repeatedly and also once more. And with the long-awaited sequel lastly launching, we will certainly have double the Sanderson Sisters. While Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and also Doug Jones are returning from the initial actors, the flick will certainly lack Omri Katz, Thora Birch, and also Vinessa Shaw. Now Birch is opening up regarding her frustration regarding not remaining in the follow up. 

Thora Birch represented young Dani Dennison, the frustrating yet charming little sis to Omri Katz’s Max. When the Hocus Pocus follow up was introduced, it was disclosed that the triad wouldn’t remain in the brand-new flick, and also the reason for them not returning made good sense. If they remained in the flick, it would certainly have been with them as the primary actors and also equally as history personalities, which just couldn’t be done given that it was tough and also would certainly be a disturbance from the primary tale, according to supervisor Anne Fletcher.

Birch spoke with ET just recently, and also she obtained honest regarding not becoming part of the follow up regardless of being just one of the primary celebrities in the initial flick three decades ago:

I was simply a little upset I wasn’t able to make it. I was servicing another thing when they were recording, or else, I was absolutely mosting likely to exist on established with the women. I can’t wait to see what they finish with it. I understand they’re taking a totally various, fresh method, so I’m thrilled.


It’s absolutely a dissatisfaction that Thora Birch, Omri Katz, and also Vinessa Shaw aren’t in Hocus Pocus 2. Though it seems like otherwise for Birch recording something, she would certainly have located a method to be in the flick, or a minimum of on collection, specifically given that she recognized what the Disney+ sequel’s story was. It does make me question what a follow up including the triad would certainly appear like.

Meanwhile, the cast of Hocus Pocus 2, besides the returning 4, includes not just a brand-new young triad managing the Sanderson Sisters yet young variations of the witches too. Hopefully, if there is an additional Hocus Pocus flick, we’ll see the returns of Max, Alison, and also Dani. 

Thora Birch has actually been plenty busy since Hocus Pocus 3 years back. The starlet remained to do well on both the large and also tvs in the ‘90s and ‘00s, including as Tina “Teeny” Tercell in the coming-of-age film Now and Then. She can also be heard on the podcast Overleaper, and she was on The Walking Dead as Gamma/Mary. Birch is set to make her television directorial debut with Lifetime’s The Gabby Petito Story, airing October 1.

Although we won’t be seeing the return of Dani Dennison, followers must bask in the truth that if it depended on her and also if she had time, it absolutely would have taken place. At the very least Hocus Pocus is constantly on television every October and also, it can be streamed on Disney+ with a subscription whenever we seem like it. Plus, Hocus Pocus 2 goes down on Friday, September 30, just on Disney+!

Megan Behnke


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Source: cinemablend.com

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