Billy Butcherson Actor Doug Jones Teases His Character’s Backstory In Hocus Pocus 2. After almost thirty years, the villainous Sanderson sisters will return to the screen. Joining Jones for the sequel, Hocus Pocus stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles as the original trio of witches, Winnie, Sarah and Mary. In addition to the returning cast members, Hocus Pocus 2 will also feature Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, Belissa Escobedo, Sam Richardson, Hannah Waddingham and Tony Hale as new characters. The film will be available to stream on Disney+ on September 30.
Hocus Pocus 2 will pick up twenty-nine years after the events of the original, when teenagers Becca (Peak) and Izzy (Escobedo) accidentally revive the Sanderson sisters seeking revenge. As the witches plot in present-day Salem, her hidden past will be revealed in a flashback to her childhood in the 17th century that shows how the Sanderson sisters became witches. Hocus Pocus 2 it will also delve into the character of Billy. Winnie’s former lover turned zombie will appear in the flashback and will be revived in the present day by merchant Gilbert (Richardson). While the previously released Hocus Pocus 2 The trailer hinted at Billy’s role in the film, now the character’s actor reveals even more details.
Jones makes fun of Billy Hocus Pocus 2 story in an exclusive interview with rant on screen. During the discussion, the actor reveals that Billy and Richardson’s Gilbert have a separate side story in the Hocus Pocus sequel which he described as “hilariousAccording to Jones, the two characters appear in their own buddy movie in the background of the Sanderson sisters’ revenge plot. Check out Jones’ full description below:
We’ve already talked about spending a lot of time in the movie with Gilbert, the character who manages and runs the Sanderson Museum, which is the home of the Sanderson sisters, it’s been turned into a museum and gift shop. So I spent a lot of time with him throughout the movie and he’s played by the brilliant and hilarious Sam Richardson, I also had a lot of fun playing him in this movie. I guess that’s all the innuendos and jokes I can give you. [Laughs] It was like making a buddy movie. Hocus Pocus is happening from start to finish, and you’ll see us pop in here and there and make our own little buddy movie on the side. [Laughs] It was hilarious, and watching him work is also a dream, Sam was great. He’s great at turning written material into his own fun groove, and then he’ll also ask for another take so he can repeat and try a line again or add his own flavor to it, and he has great improvisation skills so it was an absolute dream to work with him. .
the Hocus Pocus The sequel has been a long time coming, as it’s been nearly three decades since the original was released, so expectations for the film are understandably high. This means that Hocus Pocus fans will hope that a character as beloved as Billy stays true to his original appearance without repeating the story of the original. Seems Hocus Pocus two will avoid this problem by giving Billy his own subplot to go on with Gilbert, instead of returning him to Winnie’s thrall. This may allow the sequel to explore who Billy is on its own; It helps that his mouth won’t be sewn up anymore.
Of course, Jones doesn’t give any more concrete details about what Billy and Gilbert are doing in the new movie, but given Jones’s comments, viewers won’t have to worry about Billy losing his comedic touch. According to the actor, he had a lot of fun creating a playful duet with Richardson. If Jones’s enjoyment of working with Richardson translates to the screen, then Hocus Pocus 2 It should be as fun as the first one.