As we start to look ahead already to Descendants 3, it’s already pretty darn clear that this is something that’s going to be coming. How could the Disney Channel not make more based on the ending to what was there on the network last night?
“You didn’t think that was the end of the story, did you?”
Those were the final words said by Una (China Anne McClain) at the end of the second movie, and these were also the same final words that were said by Mal at the end of the first iterations. As we learn in a new Entertainment Weekly piece, the precisely ending was not in the original script this second time, just as it wasn’t in the first.
This is, what many would say, a pretty tremendous cliffhanger. That’s what we want to focus on further from here.
The bigger picture goes beyond just any interview, or anything that you see in the aforementioned EW report. This is more about facing the future of this franchise and the fact that there is going to be more. There HAS to be more after a tease like that. Maybe the House of Mouse is going to make this into a “James Bond will return” sort of end tag where it just shows up at the conclusions of all of the original movies here on out, but we don’t think that’s the intention. This is a movie series for young viewers, and we don’t think they want to give these people false hope that there will be another movie when there really isn’t one.
The ratings for the second Descendants are not available yet, but that’s not any surprise and it shouldn’t be when you consider the fact that the show JUST finished airing across multiple networks — for cable days, it often takes a few days for the numbers to be released. We know that it generated a 0.4 rating and close to three million viewers in its airing on ABC, but that is just a small percentage of the numbers that matter given the simulcast across so many networks. The Disney Channel is still the original broadcaster for the show, and those are the viewers who are going to matter the most and make the biggest imprint at the end of the day.
When will further information be released?
We understand that the hunger is ABSOLUTELY there for more information, but you better be patient there is virtually no need at all for the Disney Channel to hurry anything along. The only concern that they may have is that they don’t want the actors to age out of the roles, but there is still plenty of time in order to ensure that this doesn’t happen. Maybe we get a third movie at some point in 2019, or through some stroke of luck maybe it comes out before then.
The biggest thing we feel is that this is the biggest franchise that the Disney Channel has had movie-wise since High School Musical, and the last thing that they are going to want to do is screw it up in any capacity.
Just in case you did miss it, we suggest that you head over to the link here right now for further insight on what the future of the film franchise couple be! (Photo: Disney Channel.)