During Entertainment Weekly In an exclusive look at the adorable cat named Web, who will appear in the upcoming Hocus Pocus 2, director Anne Fletcher has confirmed some interesting details about the animal companion. First, Web won’t be a damn talking cat like Thackery Binks in the first movie. In fact, the director vows that there will be no speaking roles for felines in the film at all. Fletcher teased that Binks might not appear as expected, which makes sense since voice actor Jason Marsden is not expected to return in the film.
As for how the Web ties into Hocus Pocus 2, the cat will be owned by new character Gilbert (Sam Richardson), who owns the Olde Salem magic shop that was once the home of the evil Sanderson sisters. It’s really unclear how much this feline character will be featured in the movie, or if it’s just a quick way for Fletcher to pay homage to the original film, but it’s definitely intriguing nonetheless. For a clear answer, fans will have to light the Black Flame candle and call out Hocus Pocus 2 when the long-awaited sequel hits Disney+.