Despite the ending of the first movie, it seems Disney’s offspring of their classic villains are still “Rotten… to the core.” ‘Descendants’ was the most popular Disney Channel Original Movie since the ‘High School Musical’ franchise from the early 2000s. So a sequel was pretty much guaranteed and it’s coming soon!
Disney released the first trailer for this movie! Most of the original cast are returning including Dove Cameron as Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, Sofia Carson as Evie, the daughter of The Evil Queen, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, the son of Cruella DeVille, Booboo Stewart as Jay, the son of Jaffar and Mitchell Hope as Ben, the son of Beauty and the Beast. But in addition to these four, ‘Descendants 2’ introduces China Anne McClain (formerly of the Disney series A.N.T. Farm) as Uma, the daughter of Ursula the sea witch from ‘The Little Mermaid’ and Thomas Doherty from the series ‘The Lodge’ as Harry, the son of Captain Hook from ‘Peter Pan’.
The plot feels a little close to that of the first ‘Descendants’ with the kids seeking out Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother’s wand. But hopefully the addition of the new characters will add enough to make this a unique enough follow-up to the first one. At any rate, as you can see, most of the main cast has new hair.
In addition to those already mentioned, ‘Descendants 2’ welcomes back Melanie Paxson as the Fairy Godmother, Brenna D’Amico as her daughter Jane and Dan Payne as The Beast. Dan Playfair joins as Gil, one of Uma’s helpers. Sadly, it doesn’t seem that the amazing Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent) and Kathy Najimy (The Evil Queen) will be back for this encore.
‘Descendants 2’ will air on the Disney Channel on July 21, 2017. Set your DVRs!