Will the Descendants ever take a trip back to Auradon? When the third movie premiered in August 2019, the cast made it pretty clear that it was the end of the series, but now, some of the stars have actually dropped some major hints that the franchise may not be over after all!
That being said, Disney Channel also premiered an animated special, Descendants: The Royal Wedding, in August 2021. “The absence of the character Carlos, played by the late Cameron Boyce, will be acknowledged in the storyline and Boyce’s memory will be honored in the telecast,” a statement from the network read.
In the animated wedding special, Mal (played by Dove Cameron) and King Ben (played by Mitchell Hope) will finally tie the knot.
“This is an animation, like an animated special,” Sofia Carson — who plays Evie — explained during an April 2021 interview with the Zach Sang Show. ” 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.”
During the same interview, Sofia also addressed Cameron’s absence from the film. “They don’t bring back his character but he is honored,” she shared. “It is touched on … Fans, ever since Descendants 3 have been asking for another chapter, and I think this felt like the right way to do it.”
But that’s not all! In March 2020, news hit the web that they were turning the series into a Broadway play! According to Playbill.com, a stage adaptation of the Disney Channel original movie series is now available for licensing. It will reportedly be based off all three of the flicks and will contain old songs — which will be adapted by Madeline Smith and orchestrated by Matthew Tishler — as well as new tunes — which will be written by Nick Blaemire!
While there’s no confirmation about whether any of the original stars have plans to reprise their roles, the Descendants OGs have spoken out about returning to the franchise.
“I would be open to doing more,” Dove told DigitalSpy in September 2019. “To be completely honest, as an actor who is not beholden to Disney, I would say that I think it would be smart for them to capitalize on the brand that they created. I think it would be smart to do maybe a spinoff with maybe the younger characters. I know that Disney has been very specific about saying that this world doesn’t really ever end, it goes on forever and the possibilities are endless.”
Scroll through our gallery to uncover everything the cast of Descendants has said about the possibility of the story continuing.
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