Yaasss: 'Descendants 2' Finally Has a Premiere Date


Literally everyone has been waiting for some concrete Descendants 2 facts and finally fans are getting the answers they've been patiently waiting for. After promises that the movie would be hitting TV screens this summer, the core four villain kids cast along with the director Kenny Ortega took to Instagram to reveal exactly when and how you can watch the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie. Let's break it down:

When is Descendants 2 airing?

In the clip, Kenny, along with Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, announce that the movie will be released on Friday, July 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Where can you watch the movie?

For the first time ever, the DCOM isn't just airing on Disney Channel. It will simultaneously air on ABC, Freeform, Disney XD and Lifetime, so you have five different channels to choose from. Check out the announcement video:

They're really going all out for this movie!

Where can you watch the official trailer?

As of right now, we've only been treated to super short teaser trailers, but that is all about to end. This Sunday, April 30, during the 2017 Radio Disney Music Awards, the premiere of the movie's opening number "Ways to Be Wicked" will air during the awards show, along with the full-length trailer. The cast just recently all sat down together to watch the trailer themselves and, based off their reactions, this is for sure going to live up to all the hype. Check it out:

The fact that all four actors freaked out at the exact same moments, gave each other high-fives, and shout-outs to their co-stars Mitchell Hope and China McClain proves just how genuinely mind-blown they were from this clip. And they starred in the movie, so they already know what's to come. Sunday needs to hurry up and get here already!

What's the plot of the movie?

As you may remember from the end of the first film, Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos find their place at Auradon Prep, going against their villain parents' wishes and finally figuring out who they want to be. Mal and Ben are happily together, but the final scene of the movie showed that Mal still has that evil in here. She is a villain after all!

So in the second movie, the plot picks up where we first left off. Mal simply can't deal with the pressure to be royally perfect, so she returns to her rotten roots on the Isle of the Lost. But she quickly discovers that her long-time rival Uma, the daughter of Ursula, has taken over. Uma is still bitter she wasn't chosen by Prince Ben to go to Auradon, so she and her pirate crew — which includes Captain Hook's son Harry and Gaston's son Gil — are set to break the barrier between the Isle of the Lost and Auradon, unleashing the villains from their seclusion once and for all. The VKs, along with Ben, head to the Isle to find Mal and, well, you can only guess all the action that goes down!

When does the soundtrack come out?

Naturally, the music is another stand-out part of the Descendants experience. As of right now, you can pre-order the soundtrack and you'll automatically get "WTBW," along with three tunes from Descendants: Wicked World. The soundtrack is expected to drop when the movie comes out, on July 21. So you still have a bit to go before you hear all the new songs, including the duet between Mal and Evie everyone has been waiting for called "Space Between" and China's take on "Poor Unfortunate Souls." There's so much D2 magic coming very soon. Finally!

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