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Kenny Ortega Says You'll Fall In Love With Uma's Gang of Pirates in 'Descendants 2'

Kenny Ortega Says You'll Fall In Love With Uma's Gang of Pirates in 'Descendants 2'

China Anne McClain, Dylan Playfair and Thomas Doherty are about to become your favorite pirates ever.

The three newcomers to the Descendants family star as Uma, Gil and Harry in the upcoming Descendants 2 and word on the street has it that they’re incredible — just take director Kenny Ortega‘s word for it.

“And as great as it was to land China – who’s this amazing triple threat: actress, singer, dancer – and then see what she could do with the character of Uma,” Kenny boasted in a new interview with Huffington Post.

“…I think that ‘Descendants’ fans are also going to get a big kick out of Uma’s two lieutenants: Harry, Captain Hook’s son played by Thomas Doherty, this terrific young actor from Scotland. We’ve also got Dylan Playfair, who does a great job as Gil, the son of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast.”

Get ready Descendants fans, because “these three really add to the fun of this film.”

Descendants 2 will premiere on Friday, July 21st.

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Sofia Carson Says 'Descendants 2' is a Strong Story About Girl Power (Exclusive)

Sofia Carson Says 'Descendants 2' is a Strong Story About Girl Power (Exclusive)

Who doesn’t love a little girl power?

Actress Sofia Carson recently opened up to JJJ about how Descendants 2 has a strong theme of empowerment and self-love.

“In the beginning of Descendants 2, Evie is literally living her dream,” Sofia told us about her character. “She’s a successful fashion designer. She has her own fashion line. She’s living in Auradon, the place she always dreamed of living. But in the rush to fit it, she’s trying really hard to forget who she is and where she comes from, and forget the girl she left in the Isle of the Lost. Evie’s story is a really powerful and beautiful one about girl power, and most importantly about loving yourself and who you are, and where you come from.”

“When Mal runs off to the Isle of the Lost, Evie has to make a decision about whether she wants to go back and run the risk of never being able to leave, or saving her best friend,” Sofia said. “She decides she has to save her best friend. And she goes on a really beautiful journey of self-discovery on the Isle.”

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.

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Dove Cameron Really Wants More 'Descendants' Sequels (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron Really Wants More 'Descendants' Sequels (Exclusive)

Just like us, Dove Cameron is hoping the Descendants franchise doesn’t end with the upcoming sequel.

We recently asked the 21-year-old actress about the possibility for a third film for Disney Channel.

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“Plead the fifth,” she played it coy.

Then Dove added, “And plead for a third, fourth and fifth. That’s what I want.” We want it too!

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, she also recently revealed which item she kept from set!

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.

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5 Things From The 'Descendants 2' Premiere You Might Not Have Noticed

5 Things From The 'Descendants 2' Premiere You Might Not Have Noticed

The Descendants 2 premiere was filled with so many of our favorite stars that we were actually starstruck!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson and China Anne McClain led their co-stars to the red carpet, where just about everyone who is anyone on Disney Channel was there to celebrate with them!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Descendants 2

However, since there were SO MANY STARS THERE, we know that you might have missed a few things — we almost did, kind of like the High School Musical reunion.

Click inside to see the FIVE THINGS you missed at the Descendants 2 premiere last night:

Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, & Mitchell Hope Suit Up for 'D2' Premiere!

Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, & Mitchell Hope Suit Up for 'D2' Premiere!

The guys of Descendants 2 are looking so dapper in their suits while walking the red carpet at the Disney Channel Original Movie’s premiere on Tuesday (July 11) in Hollywood.

Cameron Boyce, Booboo Stewart, Mitchell Hope, Dylan Playfair, and Jedidiah Goodacre all stepped out for the event. Thomas Doherty was sadly unable to attend!

Cameron and Thomas are both going to be featured in new RAW photo shoots. Check out previews from their features now on Instagram. The photos are going to be so hot.

15+ pictures inside of the Descendants 2 guys at the premiere… More Here! »

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Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, & China Anne McClain Stun at 'Descendants 2' Premiere!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, & China Anne McClain Stun at 'Descendants 2' Premiere!

Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, and China Anne McClain totally slay while walking the red carpet at the premiere of Descendants 2 on Tuesday (July 11) at the ArcLight in Hollywood.

Other stars from the movie like Dianne Doan and Brenna D’Amico were there as well. Make sure to watch the movie on Disney Channel on July 21!

Before the premiere, Dove shot her RAW feature and revealed the title of her upcoming single for the first time.

FYI: Dove is wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress, Paul Andrew shoes, a Roger Vivier bag, and Neil Lane jewelry. Sofia is wearing a Vivienne Westwood dress. Dianne wore a Fabiana Milazzo dress.

25+ pictures inside from the Descendants 2 premiere… More Here! »

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Dove Cameron Pretty Much Convinced the 'Descendants 2' Cast to Get Matching Tattoos (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron Pretty Much Convinced the 'Descendants 2' Cast to Get Matching Tattoos (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron may be making her time on Descendants super permanent – in the form of a tattoo!

The 21-year-old actress recently revealed that she pretty much convinced boyfriend Thomas Doherty, co-star Dylan Playfair, and director Kenny Ortega to get matching ink to commemorate filming the popular Disney Channel Original Movie franchise.

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“I know that the pirates got some,” Dove told us. “And I don’t care what you say, Kenny. Me and Thomas and Dylan…we talked Kenny into getting one with just the four of us. And then he backed out. But I’m going to get him.”

In case you missed it, Dove also recently told us the first thing she loved about Thomas. Aw!

Dove Cameron Admits She & Boyfriend Thomas Doherty Are Both Total Flirts (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron Admits She & Boyfriend Thomas Doherty Are Both Total Flirts (Exclusive)

Dove Cameron has no shame in her flirting game.

We recently asked the 21-year-old actress who the flirtiest cast member was on set of Descendants 2 – and her answer is super honest!

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“In real life?” Dove asks, laughing. “Definitely me or Thomas [Doherty, her boyfriend], which is great that we took each other. We’re so flirty.”

She also recently told us that the rest of the cast totally saw their chemistry from the beginning – even though they didn’t!

Descendants 2 airs July 21 on Disney Channel.