Disney has officially announced the release of Descendants 3 for summer 2019. This would be the third installment of this film franchise. The Descendants films center on the teenage children of well known Disney villains such as Maleficent, Cruella de Vil, Jafar, The Evil Queen, Belle and The Beast.
The returning cast includes Dove Cameron as Mal, the daughter of Maleficent; Cameron Boyce as Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil; Sofia Carson as Evie, daughter of The Evil Queen; Booboo Stewart as Jay, son of Jafar; Mitchell Hope as King Ben, son of Belle and The Beast; China Anne McClain as Uma, daughter of Ursula.
According to Variety, during the premiere of Disney’s Zombies, Dove Cameron who plays Mal in the Descendants franchise announced that she will return for Descendants 3. Cameron alluded that in this new film, the audience would be introduced to a new villain, Mal’s father.
In a statement, Disney’s President and Chief Creative Officer, Gary Walsh, said that “We’re thrilled that the creative team that conceived and launched this global phenomenon is back to dive deeper into these characters and the imaginative world from which they come.”
Furthermore, Writers and producers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon will return for the third installment of the film franchise. Descendants 3 will be directed and choreographed by Kenny Ortega, known for The Cheetah Girls, and all three installments of the High School Musical franchise.
Production will begin in Vancouver, Canada ahead of the summer release date.