Disney called out after announcing Descendants 4 without Cameron Boyce

12 September 2022, 11:46 | Updated: 17 November 2022, 15:26

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Who is in the Descendants 4 cast? Dove Cameron has previously said that she would not film a Descendants movie without Cameron Boyce.

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Disney are facing backlash after announcing a brand new Descendants film following the death of Cameron Boyce in 2019.

There's no denying that the Descendants movies are one of Disney's most beloved franchises. Ever since the first film came out in 2015, fans have adored the way in which Descendants, Descendants 2 and Descendants 3 imagine what the children of iconic fairytale villains would be like. They're essentially the Camp Rock and High School Musical of their generation.

On top of that, the movies have helped turn their cast into household names. All three films to date star Dove Cameron as Maleficent's daughter, Mal, Cameron Boyce as Cruella de Vil's son, Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jafar's son, Jay, and Sofia Carson as the Evil Queen's daughter, Evie. China Anne McClain and Thomas Doherty also appear in the later films.

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Disney have now announced that they are making Descendants 4, but it will be the first film without Cameron Boyce.

Will Dove Cameron be in Descendants 4?

Cameron Boyce fans call out Disney for making Descendants 4 without him
Cameron Boyce fans call out Disney for making Descendants 4 without him. Picture: Scott Kirkland/PictureGroup / Sipa US / Alamy Stock Photo, DISNEY CHANNEL / Album / Alamy Stock Photo

The movie was confirmed at Disney's D23 Expo over the weekend. Dove, Sofia and Booboo have all decided not to return for the fourth film. However, China Anne McClain is back as Uma, the daughter of Ursula, and the film will focus on new characters Red, the daughter of the Queen of Hearts, and Chloe, the daughter of Cinderella, played by Kylie Cantrall and Dara Renée.

It's currently unclear if Cameron Boyce's character Carlos will be referenced in the film. Cameron passed away following an epileptic seizure shortly before Descendants 3 was scheduled to debut. He was just 20 years old at the time. Since then, a lot of the cast have stated that they would not film another Descendants movie without Cameron.

When asked by PopBuzz earlier this year if she'd do a Descendants reboot, Dove said: "I'm gonna say no, because I don't think it would be the same without the whole original cast. It would just be different now and also we did it. We told a full story. We completed it."

As a result, some fans are calling Disney for making a film following Cameron's death. One person tweeted: "The death of Cameron Boyce makes a Descendants 4 wrong on so many levels." Another added: "This has to be a joke.'

As it stands, Disney are yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.

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