People Shares First Look at Cheyenne Jackson’s Hades in “Descendants 3”

Hades will make his live action movie debut in Disney Channel’s upcoming original movie Descendants 3. The hot headed villain is one of the new additions to the popular franchise and will be played by Cheyenne Jackson. People magazine recently shared a first look at Jackson in costume and spoke with the actor about his new role.

What’s happening:

  • This summer the popular Descendants franchise returns to Disney Channel with its third feature length installment.
  • While many favorite characters such as Evie, Mal, and Carlos will be back, some new villains are joining the mix including underworld baddie, Hades.
  • Actor Cheyenne Jackson will play Hades who has been modeled after an “80s ex rocker God guy.”
  • People magazine has shared the first photos of Jackson as the iconic character in his costume—complete with flaming blue hair!

 What he’s saying:

  • Cheyenne Jackson on being cast as Hades: “I had no idea what a global juggernaut this movie is until I got the role. My friends with older kids freaked out when I told them. It’s incredible to be a part of this fantasy world.”
  • Jackson on the character of Hades: “He’s lived a lot of life, and he has a lot to prove. And the character isn’t so cut and dried. There is some grey area, and that’s why it’s so fun to play him.”
  • Jackson on the blue wig used for Hades flaming hair: “It’s super strong and iconic. I love the way the hair and makeup worked together.”
  • Jackson on his kids responding to his costume: “I was afraid my son would be nervous, but he totally knew it was me. They were obsessed.”
  • Jackson on the summer debut: “I’m so excited that the movie comes out this summer. My kids will be big enough to see it!”

More Descendants 3:

  • The Disney Channel Original Movie will debut this summer and will also introduce Doctor Facilier and his daughter Celia.
  • Disney Channel shared the first trailer for Descendants 3 back nearly a year ago.
  • The film stars:
  • Dove Cameron as Mal
  • Cameron Boyce as Carlos
  • Sofia Carson as Evie
  • Booboo Stewart as Jay
  • Jadah Marie as Dr. Facilier’s Daughter, Celia
  • Jamal Sims as Dr. Facilier
  • Thomas Doherty as Harry
  • China Anne McClain as Uma
  • Dylan Playfair as Gil
  • Anna Cathcart as Dizzy
    • Mitchell Hope as King Ben
    • Sarah Jefferey as Audrey
    • Jedidiah Goodacre as Chad
    • Zachary Gibson as Doug
    • Brenna D’Amico as Jane
    • Judith Maxie as Queen Leah
    • Dan Payne as Beast
    • Keegan Connor Tracy as Belle
    • Melanie Paxson as Fairy Godmother
    • Christian Convery as Squeaky and Luke Roessler as Squirmy, Smee’s twin sons.