Ever since the third (and what was assumed to be the final) Descendants movie premiered on Disney Channel in August 2019, fans have wanted more from their favorite Villain Kids (VKs). Could there really be more movies on the horizon? Well, today is your lucky day because it was announced that Disney is gearing up for a spinoff called Descendants: The Rise of Red.
According to a May 2022 press release, Descendants: The Rise of Red will follow Red, the rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), and Chloe, the perfectionist daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming (Cinderella). Red will be played by Kylie Cantrall and Chloe will be played by Malia Baker. On top of that, China Anne McClain will reprise her role as Uma, daughter of the infamous sea-witch Ursula.
“In order to prevent an impending coup in Auradon — one that looms during the celebration of a new royal baby — Red must join forces with Chloe to travel in back in time, via the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, to stop an event that would lead to grave consequences,” according to the statement.
The entire cast of Descendants: The Rise of Red was announced on November 21, 2022 — and it includes famous names like Brandy and Rita Ora! Yeah, you heard us right, Brandy will be playing Cinderella and Rita is set to play the tyrannical Queen of Hearts.
In fact, some eagle-eyed Descendants fans are speculating that the final scene in the Descendants: The Royal Wedding special teased a new era of the franchise. In the animated film, Mal (played by Dove Cameron) and King Ben (played by Mitchell Hope) finally tie the knot after the events in the first three movies.
“So, this what happily ever after feels like?” Ben tells his now-wife after their wedding. Mal replies, “For us? Yes. But somewhere, another story could be just beginning.”
Then, viewers saw a cluster of white roses, which were painted red, and took a trip down what appeared to be a rabbit hole before the short film came to an end.
As fans know, the Descendants movies starred Dove and Mitchell along with Booboo Stewart, Sofia Carson, the late Cameron Boyce (who was honored in the wedding special), Anna Cathcart, Sarah Jeffery, China Anne McClain, Melanie Paxson, Jedidiah Goodacre, Dan Payne, Bobby Moynihan, Cheyenne Jackson and more. Since the third movie’s premiere, some stars have opened up about the possibility of reprising their roles for another movie after the loss of Cameron, who played Carlos. He died in July 2019, at age 20, after suffering a seizure in his sleep due to epilepsy.
“Obviously, it would be really, really hard on the cast to do a film without Cameron,” Dove said on the “Chicks In The Office” podcast in July 2020. “I’m sure there’s a part that would feel very healing and very much like we’re coming home. … It’s very much a personal kind of experience, so I think it would be healing to come back to it like a homecoming, but also I think it would be really hard and I don’t know if we would be up for it.”
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