Descendants

The upcoming Disney Channel Original movie, Descendants, has a fantastic idea. We know all the heroes of Disney movies live happily ever after, but the villains don’t die. So what happens to them? In Descendants, we learn all the villains have been exiled to the Isle of the Lost. When the new King of the Kingdom, the son of Belle and the Beast, takes the throne, he offers the kids of the villains a chance to redeem themselves. So the teenaged kids of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty, the Evil Queen from Snow White, Jafar from Aladdin and Cruella de Vil from 101 Dalmatians leave the Isle and join prep school alongside the kids of Disney heroes.

Casting is complete and now Disney has released the first image of the four stars of the film. Below see Mal, the daughter of Maleficent, played by Dove Cameron; Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen, played by Sofia Carson; Jay, son of Jafar, played by Booboo Stewart; and Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil, played by Cameron Boyce. Read More »

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Descendants

Not to be confused with Oscar-winner The Descendants, Disney’s Descendants is the latest live-action Disney Channel movie that’s turning Disney tradition on its head. The film, directed by Kenny Ortega, is about the offspring of several imprisoned Disney villains. A new prince gives the children of Sleeping Beauty‘s Maleficent, Aladdin‘s Jafar, Snow White‘s Evil Queen and 101 Dalmatians’ Cruella de Vil a chance to choose a path different from their parents. It’ll air on Disney Channel in 2015.

Kristin Chenoweth was recently cast as Maleficent and now the other three supporting baddies have been cast. Comedian Maz Jobrani is Jafar, whose son Jay is played by X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Booboo Stewart. Sister Act actress Kathy Najimy is the Evil Queen and her daughter Evie is a newcomer named Sofia Carson. Then Steve Harvey Show star Wendy Raquel Robinson is Cruella de Vil. Her son is named Carlos and he’s played by Disney Channel star Cameron Boyce. Read More »

Warpath / Bishop

Bryan Singer has eagerly shared most of his casting announcements on Twitter for X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he’s been less forthcoming about which characters his new stars will be playing. Today, though, he dropped a major hint.

In a Vine video, Singer offered a rundown of the mutants who’ll feature in the movie. Some of them are characters we already knew about, like Professor X or Magneto or Storm. But he also revealed that Bishop and Warpath would pop up, likely in the form of recent additions Omar Sy and Booboo Stewart. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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How much bigger can X-Men: Days of Future Past cast possibly get? As the film approaches its spring start, Bryan Singer is scrambling to add still more characters to the already sprawling lineup. Not that we’re complaining.

The latest original trilogy actor set to return is Daniel Cudmore, who played Peter Rasputin a.k.a. Colossus in X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand. Meanwhile, it looks like Chinese actress Fan Bingbing and Twilight actor Booboo Stewart will get in on the superpowered fun as well. Hit the jump to read more.

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So, Jeremy Renner has finally given up one of the roughly five million roles he’s been linked to since he became Hollywood’s hottest rising star. The Playlist reports that Sam Rockwell is currently in negotiations to replace Renner as the lead in Better Living Through Chemistry, an indie drama by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier. Rockwell would be playing an unhappily married pharmacist who enters an affair with a trophy wife customer (Jennifer Garner). As their prescription drug-fueled romance escalates, things spin out of control and the two begin plotting to kill her husband.

Much as I like Renner, I’m equally happy to see the talented Rockwell in the part. Moore and Posamentier are building up quite the cast — in addition to Rockwell and Garner, the film is also set to star Dame Judi Dench and Michelle Monaghan.

After the jump, Justin Timberlake picks up a new gig, and Wizards of Waverly Place actor Gregg Sulkin joins fellow tween faves Booboo Stewart and Harry Shum, Jr. in Quentin Lee’s new film.

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