Watch the Descendants 3 Premiere On August 2
Recently, numerous outlets reported the August 2 premiere date for Descendants 3 on Disney Channel.
VK Day is Coming In Descendants 3
Disney Channel PR teased:
This highly anticipated third installment in the global hit Disney Channel Original Movie franchise continues the contemporary saga of good versus evil as the teenage daughters and sons of Disney’s most infamous villains—Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay (also known as the villain kids or VKs)—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 and Hades 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.
Who’s Who in Descendants
As far as the cast, it’s a who’s who:
Dove Cameron as Mal, 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 Beast
Sarah Jeffery as Audrey, daughter of Aurora
Brenna D’Amico as Jane, daughter of Fairy Godmother
Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother
China Anne McClain as Uma, daughter of Ursula
Thomas Doherty as Harry, son of Captain Hook
Dylan Playfair as Gil, son of Gaston
Zachary Gibson as Doug, son of Dopey
Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad, son of Cinderella
Jadah Marie as Celia, daughter of Dr. Facilier
Anna Cathcart as Dizzy, daughter of Drizella
Dan Payne as Beast
Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle
Good to Be Bad
And Disney Channel pulled out the stops, with the above music video:
A preview of its opening musical number—the rallying anthem “Good To Be Bad,” performed by Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and Booboo Stewart—is available today on DisneyMusicVEVO. The song “Good To Be Bad” is also now available as a single and the full “Descendants 3” soundtrack is available for pre-order from Walt Disney Records on digital music platforms. The “Descendants” and “Descendants 2” music videos have amassed over 3 billion YouTube views and 1.3 billion audio streams to date. Both soundtracks are certified gold by the RIAA.
New Challenges for the Descendants Crew
These TV movies have remained popular in my house for some time, but one wonders just how long Dove, Cameron, Sophia, Boo Boo will want to reprise these roles.
But Stewart told EW.com that the upcoming sequel brought new challenges to the table.
“You can expect bigger! The dance sequences are beautiful, they’re huge, and they’re grand,” he said. “I think we keep outdoing ourselves every time. Just to keep up on this one — it was the hardest, dancing-wise for me. It was all fast, fun, and groovy.”
Of his character, Jay, Boo Boo explained, ““I fell like he’s always putting on this front like he’s the toughest one in the group. But he kind of lets his guard down, and you’ll see another side to him, which was nice.”
Carson said playing Evie is special to her for it’s against the grain take on Disney princesses.
“What I most love about playing Evie is being able to tell a story of a young girl who stands for female empowerment,” the singer and actress told EW.com. “She was raised like so many of us were raised, to believe that as women, we are defined by our reflection in the mirror.
“Evie has gone on to break that mirror and break glass ceilings while saying, ‘We never needed a prince, nor will we ever. But more so, we are defined by who we are in our hearts and in our minds.’”
Expect Descendants 3 to capture hearts and minds when Descendants 3 Premieres in August.
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