Jason Marsden, who voiced Binx in the original Hocus Pocus, will not reprise his role in the sequel, which is due out later this year.
Yes, unfortunately, the sarcastic cat we all grew to love in the original won’t be returning in Hocus Pocus 2. Though the trailer teased a suspiciously similar black cat, it seems even if it’s Binx, it won’t sound the same.
cat has its tongue?
Marsden’s absence from the sequel has no official reason. However, E reports that a “close friend” of the actor says he won’t be returning. It’s not sure yet if Binx will return, but if he does, he might sound a little different…
Of course, Binx’s soul was freed at the end of the first hocus pocus film, meaning the hundreds of years he had been cursed to live as a cat came to an end.
His soul was freed and he was reunited with his little sister Emily, who was killed by the Sanderson sisters.
Depending on when Hocus Pocus 2’s story takes place, this could explain Binx’s absence.
Who will star in Hocus Pocus 2?
Thora Birch, who played Dani in the original, will also not return due to filming conflicts. Dani is said to have helped the three new teenagers defeat the Sanderson sisters in an early draft of the script. However, since Birch was unable to attend, that script was abandoned.
Of course, as the trailer shows, Bette Midler, Sarah-Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy are reprising their iconic roles. Well, it wouldn’t be the same without her! Also back is Doug Jones as zombie Billy Butcherson.
Many new faces will join the cast including Hannah Waddingham from Ted Lasso and Sex Education.
Missed the teaser trailer? Watch it here.
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/06/29/hocus-pocus-2-wont-feature-beloved-cat-binx-as-voice-actor-not-returning/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hocus-pocus-2-wont-feature-beloved-cat-binx-as-voice-actor-not-returning Hocus Pocus 2 won’t have beloved cat Binx as a voice actor who won’t be returning