It is really happening! Casting has been completed and production has begun for Descendants 3.
They had us at “returning cast of VKs and Auradonians”, but now we know there are new villains and we may meet Mal’s dad.
You guys – it’s really difficult to sit here chillin’ like a villain when we know just how epic it will be. That’s why we are counting down the days until Descendants 3 premieres in 2019.
Check out some behind-the-scenes moments from dance rehearsals and voice recordings on the set of D3!
Here’s everything we can tell you so far:
- From the teaser, we know that Mal, Maleficent’s daughter, sees her dad in a weird, glowy, thingy hovering about in a creepy looking forest that you’d never venture into unless you had good reason, and also magic powers.
- We can’t wait to watch Dove Cameron return as Mal, along with her friends and our other favourite VKs Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen’s daughter Evie, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos and Booboo Stewart as Jafar’s son Jay.
- Australian Mitchell Hope is again playing Auradon’s King Ben, the son of Beast and Belle, and Mal’s boyfriend.
- We’re also excited that reprising their roles are: China Anne McClain as Ursula’s daughter Uma, Thomas Doherty as Captain Hook’s son Harry, Dylan Playfair as Gil, Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, Zachary Gibson as Doug and Brenna D’Amico as Jane.
- Kenny Ortega is the director, executive producer and choreographer. He also did Descendants and the High School Musical trilogy.
- Hoping you’re sitting down because, there’s even more news.
- Cheyenne Jackson has been cast as Hades, the very wicked underworld ruler from the 1997 Disney animated musical comedy film Hercules. Jackson has starred in Broadway productions and over 40 television series and films. Wow, he probably needs a holiday. But definitely not until after he finishes on D3. Do you hear us Cheyenne?
- Also joining the already amazing cast are Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier from The Princess and the Frog, and his daughter Celia played by Jadah Marie. Jamal is also a choreographer so is clearly one busy and talented guy. Squeaky and Squirmy, the sons of Smee from Peter Pan, played by Christian Convery and Luke Roessler.
Here’s the big, happy D3 family posing with Kenny Ortega. Descendants 3 is coming in 2019.