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Hocus Pocus Star
Omri Katz
Addresses His
Absence In
The Sequel
Fans of the original “Hocus Pocus” movie are excited about the Sanderson sisters returning for a sequel but are disappointed by the lack of other characters returning in the next installment of the franchise. Omri Katz, who played Max in the first film, is one of the stars who won’t be appearing in the sequel.
Katz announced through a representative that he “would have loved to be involved” in the sequel, but thinks the new direction in “Hocus Pocus 2” will “be good for everyone who loved the original.” He also said he’ll be watching the new movie and encouraged fans to do the same.
“Hocus Pocus 2” director Anne Fletcher said the production team “wanted to weave in all of the people that the fans loved” but found it difficult when they “sat back with all the ingredients and story.” Instead, the sequel will introduce a new group of kids who will set the Sanderson sisters loose in Salem.