Disney’s latest princesses are back as the studio finally confirmed that the groundbreaking film, “Frozen,” will have a sequel with the production already underway.
The story will reportedly depict a different side of Elsa, from the brooding and frightened princess who developed into a strong, determined and motivated queen of Arendelle. The plot will also pick up from the playful Elsa momentarily seen during animated short “Frozen Fever,” shown at the beginning of live-action movie “Cinderella.”
Director Chris Buck teases the film and said, “In the previous production, Elsa had such a difficult journey, and finally she is just beginning to feel like she should be open and enjoys life again. That is what was good about her in “Frozen Fever” follow up sequel – we could enjoy with Elsa, and that bit will be unveiled in the next one.”
Although Elsa will somehow have a good change, Buck reassured the fans that her relationship and connection with Anna will still be a central point in the sequel.
Meanwhile, voice lead actresses Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as Anna and Elsa respectively, will also return to reprise their roles. Rumors have it that their characters are expected to have brand new dresses to replace the iconic blue gown that became a staple in little girls’ costume closets.
Bell took it to Twitter to previously announce the news and said, “Dreams really do come 2!!! #FROZEN2 #itsofficial.”
Director Jennifer Lee also tweeted her enthusiasm, “At last, I can say FROZEN 2!!!! I’m beyond excited to create alongside my Frozen family!”
Josh Gad who voices the ever-cheerful Olaf will also come back and some reports are claiming that a love interest for the snowman may be introduced.
No official date has been set yet but based on the history of the franchise, the sequel may hit the theaters in 2018.