Descendants 2 is about to begin filming in just a few short days and although there aren't too many plot details out there yet, fans have been noticing that not all of the original cast will be returning for the second movie.
The main four characters, Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos, will be back, so no worries about Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Booboo Stewart and Cameron Boyce not being on board. But other key players, like Sarah Jeffrey's character Audrey will not be back. SAY IT ISN'T SO.
It all began when the director of the movie, Kenny Ortega took to Instagram to share a photo from the open casting call that took place, looking for dancers for the movie. In the pic, he tagged most of the actors from the first move, like Dove, Cameron, Sofia and Booboo, along with Jedidiah Goodacre, who plays Chad Charming, Brenna D'Amico, who plays Jane, Dianne Doan, who plays Lonnie, and Zachary Gibson, who plays Doug. Noticeably missing are Sarah and Mitchell Hope, who plays Ben.
Before anyone gets too freaked out, Kenny didn't tag China McClain and her role as Uma is going to be a big part of the movie. And Mitchell has posted about working on the next movie on his Instagram account, so clearly he's back as Ben. Perhaps Kenny was just tagging whoever came to his mind first. Sarah took to Twitter to clear the air once and for all and said that although Audrey won't be back in the film, she wishes the cast and crew well.
Just want to also say I wish the cast of Descendants 2 the best and I know they'll do a stellar job 🤗💕 xo— Sarah Jeffery (@sarahmjeffery3) August 12, 2016
Brenna further confirmed that she will be back by posting a pic on Instagram of her Descendants T-shirt, and letting everyone know she's packing to head out to start filming.
Dove was just in the recording studio, working on songs for the new movie, so it looks like soon enough we'll know for sure who else will be back on board as part of the cast.
Plus, there are two more new roles that haven't been announced yet. The descendants of of Gaston and Captain Hook will be joining the rotten to the core crew, so although some beloved faves won't be in this new chapter, there are some new faces to look forward to meeting.
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