Last year, Descendants 2 dominated ratings for the Disney Channel. So, it wasn’t a surprise that back in February, it was announced that a third movie in the Disney Descendants franchise was coming. Now it looks like a new villain will be joining Disney Channel’s Descendants 3. According to Entertainment Weekly, Jamal Sims has been cast to play Dr. Facilier in the Disney Channel Original Movie while Jadah Marie will play his daughter, Celia. Sims will actually be pulling double duty, as he will also serve as choreographer for the film alongside director Kenny Ortega.
They are being added to a very popular returning cast that already includes Dove Cameron, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, China Anne McClain, Thomas Doherty, Anna Cathcart, and Dylan Playfair.
This news will have people guessing as to whether Dr. Facilier is Mal’s father, which would make Celia, Mal’s half-sister. However, it seems that the Descendant fans aren’t into this idea, and they’re all hoping that Mal’s dad is someone else. Not only that, but if Dr. Facilier is making an appearance in Descendants 3, does that mean that the parents of the other villain kids will make an appearance too? We sure hope so, as we missed the likes of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth), the Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy), Jafar (played by Maz Jobrani), and Cruella de Vil (played by Wendy Raquel Robinson), in the second Descendants movie. If this is the case, they’ll have to cast Uma’s mother, Ursula, who never actually appeared in Descendants 2, we just heard her off-screen. Not only that, but we would love to see Captain Hook and Gaston make an appearance too, as their sons, Harry and Gil respectively, were prominent characters in Descendants 2.
Descendants 3 has begun production and will be released Summer 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly