Disney will be exploring its dark side with the upcoming film “The Descendants.” The Disney Channel original movie will follow the four children of some of the most famous Disney villains: Cruella de Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) from “101 Dalmations,” Jafar (Maz Jobrani) from “Aladdin,” the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy) from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” and Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth) from “Sleeping Beauty.”
In the film, the villains have been exiled to the Island of the Lost, which is where they have raised their kids. However, Prince Ben (Mitchell Hope) wants their children to have a chance at living life in the kingdom. The villain’s children will leave the island and go to prep school with the princes and princesses. Fitting in is never easy at any high school, but it gets even tougher when your parents are infamous criminals.
The teenagers aren’t quite as well-known as their parents, but they will decide if they want to be famous villains. According to /Film, the students will have to choose if they want to bring evil back to the kingdom or if they want to fit in among their do-gooder peers. So, who are these kids that the original stories never mentioned?
Jay: Jafar apparently taught his son about the five-finger discount. As soon as Jay (Booboo Stewart) gets to school, he pickpockets his new classmates. “It’s like buying whatever I want, except it’s free,” he explains.
Evie: As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Evie (Sofia Carson) is obsessed with beauty and being "the fairest of them all." In the trailer below, it looks like she might be more interested in boys than helping villains take over the kingdom.
Carlos: It seems Cruella de Vil passed on her dislike of dogs to her son. However, Carlos (Cameron Boyce) doesn’t want to skin the pups. He wants to run away from them.
Mal: Maleficent’s daughter isn’t afraid to take on enemies at her new school. Mal (Dove Cameron) happily casts a spells on the Fairy Godmother’s daughter Jane (Brenna D’Amico) when they start to fight in the trailer. However, she might see the error of her ways. Mal will go through the biggest transformation in this film. “She becomes less sarcastic and guarded, and becomes a bit more lovely and generous — sort of what you'd expect, actually, [of] a Disney princess,” Cameron told USA Today.
Watch the trailer for “The Descendants” below:
Disney Channel does not have a release date for “The Descendants." Will you tune in to see the villain’s children? Sound off in the comments section below!