First Photo: ‘Descendants 2’ New Villains

Descendants 2 Villains
Dylan Playfair as Gil, China Anne McClain as Uma and Thomas Doherty as Harry in ‘Descendants 2’ (Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico)

Disney’s released the first photo of new Descendants 2 villains played by Dylan Playfair, China Anne McClain, and Thomas Doherty. Playfair is taking on the role of Gil, Gaston’s son. McClain is playing Uma, the teenage daughter of Ursula. Doherty joins the Descendants 2 ensemble as Harry, Captain Hook’s son. Returning Descendants stars include Dove Cameron as Mal, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Sofia Carson as Evie, and Mitchell Hope as King Ben.

“The Isle of the Lost is an island that houses the most infamous villains, so it seemed natural for a pirate gang including the offspring of Ursula, Captain Hook and Gaston to emerge as we take audiences deeper into the Descendants world. As our rich story unfolds, Uma, the daughter of the sea witch Ursula, proves that she’s a force to be reckoned with as the leader of a pirate gang and the new self-proclaimed queen of the Isle,” explained director/choreographer Kenny Ortega, talking about the photo. “She’s flanked here by her devoted henchmen, Harry, Captain Hook’s son, her right-hand man who is always ready for action, and the handsome yet thick-headed Gil, Gaston’s son.”

The Descendants 2 Plot: The story deepens in the music-driven sequel to the global smash hit Descendants, as the teenage sons and daughters of Disney’s most infamous villains — Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as Villain Kids or VKs) — try to find their place in idyllic Auradon. When the pressure to be royally perfect 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.