Would the original Descendants stars ever take a trip back to Auradon? Some of the former Disney Channel stars have weighed in on the possibility of another movie over the years.
The musical film franchise starred Dove Cameron (Mal), Sofia Carson (Evie), Booboo Stewart (Jay) and the late Cameron Boyce (Carlos) as the kids of famous Disney villains — Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Jafar and Cruella de Vil, respectively — who leave their home on the Isle of the Lost to attend school in the kingdom of Auradon, where all the Disney Princess’ kids live.
Following its July 2015 premiere, the movie became an immediate hit and spawned two sequels. When final film hit the network in August 2019, the stars started to address questions about a possible fourth film. Sofia, for one, said it was “hard to imagine” doing another movie without Cameron, who died in July 2019.
“It was magical from start to finish. It was my first job, it was my first movie … It was one of the greatest honors of my life to play Evie and be a part of this franchise. We’ve had this privilege of touching hundreds of millions of kids. It’s part of Disney history, we will forever be a part of this fairytale,” she shared on The Zach Sang Show in April 2020. “It’s such a big universe, this could go on forever — there’s so many descendants. As far as the original descendants, I don’t know if there’s more. For us, it’s hard to imagine doing anything without Cameron. That’s where our heart lies, but it’s open to so much imagination. I can’t even think about it, the thought is too difficult.”
Eventually, the stars did end up reuniting for the Descendants: The Royal Wedding animated special which premiered on Disney Channel in August 2021 and “honored” Cameron’s memory.
“This is an animation, like, an animated special,” Sofia explained during a separate interview with The Zach Sang Show in April 2021. ”There was an animated series for Descendants called Wicked World, and Disney wanted to do, kind of, one last chapter and it’s the wedding special.”
The songstress continued, “Fans, ever since Descendants 3, have been asking for another chapter, and I think this felt like the right way to do it.”
After Descendants: The Royal Wedding special aired, eagle-eyed fans took to social media to break down the final scene, which some viewers think was a teaser for a new era in the Descendants franchise. Although Sofia doesn’t know what’s next for the film series, she did confirm whether she’d be down to do more movies.
“The world of Descendants was so beloved by so many people,” the actress explained during a January 2022 interview with Extra. “For now, as far as I know, that chapter is closed. I just can’t imagine doing it without Cameron.”
Scroll through our gallery for everything the cast has said about returning to the franchise over the years.
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