Since “Frozen” smashed movie records when it was released back on 2013, film aficionados knew that it was just a matter of time until Disney confirms a sequel. The musical animated project was not just a hit with its targeted young demographic but also with adults. Given this, the pressure in understandably high for its follow-up. However, the lack of any official update on the development and even its specific release date drive people into a frenzy, theorizing on what could be the reason for the holdup.
Rumors of problems with cast members, a number saying that some of them are allegedly no longer interested in reprising their roles, have been flying around online for quite a while. This is despite the fact that, the last time actresses Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell were asked about the project, they both appear to be really excited about it. The two brings life to the sisters Elsa and Anna, the main characters of the budding franchise.
Back in March, Bell shared that they were about to start production with a couple of tweaks left to be done on the script. She also boasted on the impressive narrative that “Frozen 2” will offer. “The story is great, and they exude quality. ” she told Collider while promoting her latest project back then, “The Boss.” “It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it,” the actress added.
Menzel on the other hand briefly talked to Entertainment Tonight Online back in May about the movie and the petition for a potential same-sex relationship for Elsa. The Broadway icon appeared to be excited by the idea and was not shy in saying that her stint as Elsa changed her life. So it is quite hard to believe that she would no longer be interested in reprising the role.
Regardless of what is really happening behind closed doors, it will definitely be a missed opportunity for Disney shall they eventually scratch the idea of “Frozen 2.” Not only was the first movie critically acclaimed, they also racked in sales from movie tickets to merchandise.