Disney Channel’s unveiled the first super short (40 seconds overall, but more like 29 seconds of actual content) teaser for the appropriately titled, Descendants 3. The teaser catches up with a few of the familiar players including, albeit very briefly, Beast. The third film of the popular Disney Channel Original Movie franchise also now has an official, updated synopsis.
Returning to the franchise for the third outing are Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Sofia Carson as Evie, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben, and China Anne McClain as Uma. The cast also includes Cheyenne Jackson as Hades, Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, Brenna D’Amico as Jane, Christian Convery as Squeaky, Dylan Playfair as Gil, and Jadah Marie as Celia.
Director Kenny Ortega (Descendants, Disney’s High School Musical films) returned as director, executive producer, and choreographer. The behind the scenes team for Descendants 3 includes writers Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon (The Starter Wife, Descendants, Descendants 2). Parriott and McGibbon also serve as executive producers. Kara Saun (Descendants, Descendants 2, Project Runway) returns as the costume designer, Mark Hofeling is back as production designer, and Descendants 2‘s Shawn Williamson is a producer.
This highly anticipated trequel continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains (also known as the villain kids or VKs) — Mal (Cameron), Evie (Carson), Carlos (Boyce) and Jay (Stewart) — return to the Isle of the Lost to recruit a new batch of villainous offspring to join them at Auradon Prep. When a barrier breach jeopardizes the safety of Auradon during their departure off the Isle, Mal resolves to permanently close the barrier, fearing that nemeses Uma (McClain) and Hades (Jackson) will wreak vengeance on the kingdom. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force threatens the people of Auradon, and it’s up to Mal and the VKs to save everyone in their most epic battle yet.
A Look Back at Descendants 2: In Descendants 2, the story deepens as the Villain Kids (AKA “VKs”) – Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay – continue to try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royal becomes too much for Mal, she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost where her archenemy Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken her spot as self-proclaimed queen of the run-down town. Uma, still resentful over not being selected by Ben to go to Auradon Prep with the other Villain Kids, stirs her pirate gang including Captain Hook’s son Harry and Gaston’s son Gil, to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, and unleash all the villains imprisoned on the Isle, once and for all.