We probably don't need to remind you that Descendants 2 debuts this Friday, since we've all been dreaming about the sequel for two years. Yeah, you may have been able to sustain yourself with Descendants: Wicked World for a little bit, but this official meet-up with Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay is like, long overdue. Plus, with some new cast additions, it's looking like the original squad has been totally dethroned and China Anne McClain's character Uma and her fearsome besties are the new reigning trio — and wouldn't you believe it, they're also the children of some of the most vicious villains in Disney history. What a weird coincidence.
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What's also intriguing? It sounds like the new Descendants 2 antagonist has similar-but-different insecurities, with the same classic touch of evil that the OG Villian Kids did in the first film. "Uma is relatable in a way, you know, nobody wants to feel like they're not important," China told J14 exclusively. "And you know, Uma has a little bit of that attitude [like] 'I'm the daughter of Ursula!'...so she feels like 'why was I left here on the Isle of the Lost and the four VKs are on Auradon living it up?'" Drama! Anger! And further proof that there were plenty of Disney parents that totally messed up their kids lives.
Now, let's be real, it's kind of hard not to know who the parents of your fave Descendants characters are. Legit the entire first movie, all the students of Auradon introduce themselves as so-and-so's son or daughter, like that's a thing people do. But just in case you need a refresher, check out our gallery to see the Descendants 2 kids with their OG iconic Disney parents!
We're already well-versed in Mal's mommy issues, but will Maleficent rear her ugly horned head in the sequel? Probably. But who knows how exactly considering that last time we checked in she was looking a little... scaley.