Selena will star and executive produce the reunion for Disney Channel — but one crucial character will be M.I.A. from the movie!
It’s true: The Russos are coming back! Disney Channel has confirmed that Selena Gomez will star in and executive produce a second Wizards of Waverly Place movie, which will reunite Selena with most of her former castmates — Gregg Sulkin, Jennifer Stone, Jake T. Austin, David Deluise and Maria Canals-Barrera — for the first time since the show’s Jan. 2012 series finale. David Henrie, who played Selena’s on-screen brother Justin, will not appear in the movie.
Here’s the official description of the movie:
The storyline takes the Russo family and friends to Tuscany, Italy, to meet their long lost relatives… but when Alex (Gomez) tries to prove she’s more than a seemingly carefree young Wizard, she inadvertently conjures a spell that creates a Good Alex and an Evil Alex. When Evil Alex gets roped into a charming young wizard’s foreboding plan to take over the world, Good Alex must find a way to save her family and humankind, which leads to a monumental battle between the two versions of herself – all atop the Tower of Pisa.
As you may remember, the series finale found Alex (Selena), Justin (David) and Max (Jake) vying for the title of “Family Wizard.” Though Alex won the competition, Justin also got to keep his powers as the new head of WizTech, while Max — who was left with no powers — got to run the family’s sandwich shop. We’re curious to see how they’ll explain Justin’s absence!
Relive the magic of Wizards below, then vote: Will you wach the reunion in 2013?
— Andy Swift
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