After Frozen took the world by (ice) storm back in 2013, it seemed quite obvious that the double princess tale would get a sequel, at least to get the "Let It Go" hit song out of our heads. And while the movie recently headed into production, aiming for a release sometime in 2018, the team behind the second installment had been taking their sweet time with the new draft.
As Kristen Bell, the voice of Anna, pointed out:
"The story is great, and they exude quality. What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn't just put something out to put it out. That's why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one."
But the singer behind Elsa, Idina Menzel, wasn't so careful with the info she let slip about Frozen 2 — as if she and Bell were both mirroring their characters' personalities in the movie. Speaking to E! News on the red carpet of the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to composer John Williams, she made a little joke that would be enough to send any parent in a panicked frenzy:
"We are at story writing and they're working on it and I think I'm in it. That's all I know—unless maybe Elsa falls off an ice cliff and she dies in the first five minutes."
News outlets were quick to report that there might be a possibility Elsa actually dies. I mean, who knows? Maybe the trolls will also turn out to be rocks and Kristoff has been talking to them by himself all along. Maybe Sven is actually a prince who was turned into a reindeer. No, Elsa won't die, and not just because she's a Disney princess and Disney princesses don't die unless they're getting ready for a true love's kiss — here are a few more reasons.
We've Still Got Plenty Of Elsa's Personality To Discover
Frozen 2 director Chris Buck, who also helmed the first movie, teased that we would get to know Elsa better in the sequel, explaining that this was the start of a new journey for her.
"[In Frozen] she had such a dramatic journey, and at the end she's just starting to feel like she can open up and have some fun again. That's what was really good about the short [Frozen Fever] — we could have fun with Elsa. And that personality… you will see in the next one."
You can't die if you're on the road to happiness, can you?
Elsa Will Get A New Dress
What we already saw with the short movie Frozen Fever, in which Elsa organizes a birthday party for Anna, is that new costumes are on the way! With pretty much every little girl on the planet owning an Elsa or an Anna dress, it's quite obvious that Disney is going to need a different look to keep the Frozen marketing behemoth going. Plus, the kingdom of Arendelle in Frozen is, well, un-frozen, so it's time to get the summer wardrobe out.
Elsa Has A Song To Sing: Frozen 2's Anthem Could Be A Duet With Anna
While we don't know much about the plot yet, one thing that we can all bet on in the sequel is another hit song to replace "Let It Go" (and a second one to trump "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" since they're out of snow). What would make the most sense, then, is a duet with Elsa and Anna, since they've spent little time together in the first movie and will certainly keep on bonding. Hit-making duties are reason enough to not fall of a cliff in the first five minutes of a story.
We Need To Find Out If Someone Will #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Or Not
One of the biggest debate topics around Frozen 2 has been the love life of Elsa: While Anna and Kristoff live the happy life gifting each other custom sleighs and stuff, there haven't been any potential candidates to a romantic relationship with Elsa in sight. The question is, will she get a partner? If she does, will that be a woman or a man? Judging from Buck's comments, Frozen 2 might well break the mold of the traditional heterosexual relationship:
"We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with. I think we're very aware of what is happening in society. When the kids watch [Disney movies], they watch them over and over again, and if we don’t have a decent message in there, I think we've missed an opportunity."
Another option is that Elsa doesn't go out looking for love, because the story will be about her own personal development. In any case, her journey matters enough that she won't die in Frozen 2.
How do you imagine the plot of Frozen 2?
[Source: E! News]