To celebrate the launch of Descendants 3on Disney Channel, we’ve pulled together a list of the hottest secrets from the thrilling trequel. What can fans expect from the magical musical movie? The answers are all here..

THE GANG’S BACK TOGETHER AGAIN!

“It was awesome to be back on set for Descendants3,” reveals Booboo Stewart, who plays Jay. “Not only was the cast back together again, but a lot of the dancers from the previous two films were back. It was really, really cool to see everyone. Before we started shooting, we had tons of dance rehearsals with our new choreographer, Jamal Sims. Jamal is incredible. He’s also part of the cast, because he plays Dr.Facilier in Descendants 3.It’s great to have him on board.”

THE MOVIE IS MAGICAL!

“There’s a lot more magic in Descendants 3,” admits Dove Cameron, who plays Mal. “I would describe Descendants 3as being the most magical of all three films by far, and I think everyone will be very happy with it. All of this magic means there’s loads of special effects in the movie. There’s a lot of green screen and a lot of visual effects. It’s going to be a feast for your eyes!”

THERE ARE SOME COOL NEW CHARACTERS!

Keep your eyes open for tons of Easter eggs in Descendants 3. “I love the way we reflect back to the first movie in the third movie,” explains Cameron Boyce, who plays Carlos. “In the first movie, we came to Auradon. In the third movie, we bring new kids to Auradon. The new kids are called Celia, Squeaky and Squirmy –and they go through all the same emotions that we went through in the first movie. I think it’s great that there are lots of these different callbacks to the other movies in Descendants 3.”

THERE ARE NEW VILLAINS IN THE STORY, TOO!

“I love the new baddies in the movie,” admits Booboo Stewart. “The baddies are really cool and I think they are going to surprise people. It’s awesome because you also get to see where the baddies live, which means you get to see more of the Isle Of The Lost in Descendants 3.You get to see lots of parts of the Isle that you haven’t seen before!”

PREPARE FOR A GIGGLE-FEST!

“Descendants 3 is really, really funny,” chuckles Cameron Boyce. “You are definitely going to laugh out loud when you see the movie. Carlos and Jay have a lot more comedy in the third film than they did in the first two, which is fun. Even when a scene isn’t supposed to be comedic, we manage to find something funny to do –and it works.”

THE SETS ARE EPIC!

“The new sets are really awesome,” admits Booboo Stewart. “Not only do you get to see more of the Isle Of The Lost, but you also get to see more of Auradon in Descendants 3. Way, way more! I really enjoyed seeing more of this world. When the sets were being built, we got to see little models and photos of what everything was going to look like. When the sets were finished, it was incredible to see them for real. I love the fact that we return to some of the places that we visited in the past, including Auradon Prep. In a way, going back to that castle was almost like going home. It brought back so many great memories. It’s beautiful.”

EXPECT TONS OF DANCING!

“There are lots of incredible dance numbers in Descendants 3,” reveals Brenna D’Amico, who plays Jane. “The choreography was the most challenging of all three movies by far. Thankfully, I was surrounded by great choreographers and dancers who were able help me learn the moves.Everyone is going to be dancing along at home. My little cousins dance along to every single Descendants movie and I know they’re going to be dancing even more this time.Especially with the song at the end of the movie. That’s my favourite!”

THE CAST ATTENDED A MONTH-LONG BOOT CAMP!

“We had a four-week boot camp before we started shooting the movie,” admits Cameron Boyce. “We had tons of dance rehearsals, as well as sword fighting lessons. The swords in Descendants 2were very skinny. They are much bigger and heavier in Descendants 3, which was tough at times. There’s a dance number where we are fighting and dancing at the same time, so there was a lot of multi-tasking.”

THE MUSIC WILL BLOW YOU AWAY!

“The music in Descendants 3is fantastic,” enthuses Booboo Stewart.“The soundtrack is going to be seriously amazing! The songs are really catchy and they are going to make everyone want to dance along.There’s a little rock in the music and there’s also a little pop. There’s even a little hip-hop and some cool electric feels, too.There’s something for everyone!”

THERE WAS A LOT OF LAUGHTER ON THE SET!

“Thomas Doherty and Jedidiah Goodacre are definitely the biggest jokers in the cast,” chuckles Cameron Boyce. “Jedidiah would always make us laugh. He is the craziest person you’ll ever meet!One day, he showed up wearing a pink crop top. He’s a crazy man who constantly brings a smile to your face. Dove pranked me really well on set. She walked into my trailer wearing lots of prosthetics and scared me! It was really funny.”

Descendants 3 premieres on Disney Channel, DStv channel 303 on Friday, 11 October at 17:25

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