A brand new “Descendants” film is on the best way. The brand new movie, “The Pocketwatch,” will not be a continuation of the unique trilogy, however will as a substitute observe new characters in the identical universe.
Based on Disney’s press launch, the brand new film takes place in “the hostile unincorporated territory of Wonderland, a magical, mysterious place made well-known in ‘Alice in Wonderland.'” The movie will introduce Pink, the “whip-smart and rebellious teenage daughter of the Queen of Hearts,” and Chloe, “the perfectionist and athletic daughter of Cinderella and Prince Charming.” With a coup brewing in Auradon — proper when the dominion is celebrating a brand new royal child — the pair be part of forces to return in time, utilizing the White Rabbit’s pocket watch, to cease a harmful occasion from occurring.
The brand new film shall be directed by Jennifer Phang and written by Dan Frey and Russell Sommer. “The Pocketwatch” is predicted to enter manufacturing this fall, although no casting has been introduced but. Disney says the film will characteristic seven new songs —plus traditional Disney tunes— and can premiere on Disney+. Primarily based on its manufacturing schedule, it appears seemingly we’ll get it in 2023.
“Descendants 3” premiered on the Disney Channel again in 2019, and it appeared that the studio wasn’t going to revisit the universe and its characters. After the premature passing of Cameron Boyce, who performed Cruella de Vil’s son Carlos, it was laborious to think about a movie following the franchise’s foremost characters with out him.
The final scene of “Descendants 3” ended with Carlos racing towards The Isle of the Misplaced alongside Mal, Evie, and Jay. Although it did not essentially counsel a conclusion, viewers seen one thing lacking. Within the earlier two “Descendants” movies, the ultimate scene ended with the road, “You did not suppose this was the top of the story, did you?” In “Descendants 3,” that closing line is conspicuously absent.
One of many movie’s stars, Sofia Carson, took to Instagram to share an image of her character on the day of the movie’s launch, and her caption appeared to counsel that she was saying goodbye to the function. “My Dearest Evie,” she stated. “As I write this, I can’t convey myself to say goodbye to you . . . however this isn’t a superb bye. You and I are certain on the coronary heart from right here till eternity. And till then I’ll love you, Evie. Eternally and for all the time.” No, we’re not crying — we simply have one thing in our eyes.
Again in Could 2019 earlier than Boyce’s passing, one other of the movie’s stars, Dove Cameron, shared a sequence of images on Instagram alongside a caption that claimed she had simply recorded her final music for “Descendants,” and no, not only for “Descendants 3.” “Simply had one of the best recording session of my entire life, and it simply so occurred to be my final ever #descendants music,” she wrote, calling it a “bittersweet second.”
It is potential Mal, Evie, Jay, and different beloved “Descendants” characters will seem in “The Pocketwatch,” however followers should wait and see.