The decision not to include Max, Dani and Allison in Hocus pocus 2 is a bug, but it’s not too late to fix it. Hocus pocus 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Disney’s 1993 Hocus Pocus. Both films follow children who accidentally bring the 17th-century witches the Sanderson Sisters back to life.
The most important children of Hocus Pocus are Max, Dani and Allison. Max and Dani are siblings who recently moved to Salem. Max struggles to adjust and is in love with Allison. Allison eventually takes Max and Dani to the old Sanderson Sister house on Halloween night. Max lights the Black Flame Candle, which brings the Sandersons back to life. After a night of pranks, the kids manage to banish the witches before they can kill the Salem kids for their childhood spell.
Max, Dani and Allison are noticeably absent from Hocus pocus 2 while friends Becca, Izzy and Cassie try to defeat the Sandersons. The original trio isn’t even mentioned, although Gilbert summarizes the history of the Sanderson Sisters and clips from Hocus Pocus are used as flashbacks. Max, Dani and Allison were at the heart of the original movie, and it seems wrong to exclude them from the sequel when they could have appeared as adults. However, it’s not too late to fix this mistake and bring Max, Dani and Allison back into the realm of possibility Hocus pocus 3.
How Max, Dani and Allison can appear in Hocus Pocus 3
Only two of Becca’s parents, Izzy and Cassie, are mentioned by name in Hocus pocus 2: Mayor Traske, Cassie’s father played by Tony Hale, and Susan, Izzy’s invisible mother. It’s possible that Max, Dani, and Allison are still one of the other invisible, nameless parents in a Hocus pocus 3 story in which the two trios work together. The original trio is all white while Becca and Izzy are women of color, but they could easily be a mixed race if Max is their dad or Allison is their mom.
That would mean Max and Allison didn’t “end up together,” which could be sad for fans of the original. If Disney wanted to keep them as a couple, they could appear as other adults in the lives of Becca, Izzy and Cassie, with teachers being the most obvious option. Max and Allison’s child could also be introduced as a new main character from Hocus pocus 3. Dani could have married and had a child, have a romance with Sam Richardson’s Gilbert, or be a lone witch hunter.
the end of Hocus pocus 2 implies there will be another movie, with the Sanderson Sisters possibly back and the Mother Witch still there. Hocus pocus 3 is unconfirmed, but when it happens Max, Dani and Allison should show up. A third film should at least recognize its importance to Hocus Pocus and confirm that they had a happily ever after.
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