If the rumors are to be believed, then there's reason for [Frozen](movie:411685) fans to celebrate today as the voice of Elsa, Idina Menzel, confirmed that Frozen 2 is in the works!
In an interview with the The Telegraph, Menzel was asked what she could tell readers about the rumors of Frozen 2 and a stage musical, she answered with:
That they’re all in the works, ha ha!
Wow, talk about an information bombshell! This is awesome news! I was definitely not ready to let Frozen go, but the big question of course is, is she signed up for them all? She replied:
Ah, yeah sure… Not the stage show – I don’t know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride.
I have no doubt that in the event of a sequel, Disney would be falling over itself to have the Broadway star back on the unstoppable Frozen team. However, without the official word from Disney about the confirmation of a Frozen 2, the champagne will have to stay on ice for just a little longer.
Looking back at the enormous success that Frozen has had over the past year, along with a few sneaky tidbits of information, we've got a few reasons to think this sequel is the worst kept secret in Hollywood. Check out why we think Frozen 2 Is definitely happening:
Other Elsa's have reason to believe Disney is working on a sequel
Georgina Haig, who plays live-action Elsa on [Once Upon a Time](series:720994), gave an interview with IGN last week to talk about the Frozen storyline concluding in the ABC TV show. Towards the end of her interview (at the 10:35 mark) she was asked whether or not this was likely to be the last time she would put on the Elsa dress. She replied:
I think Disney's making a Frozen 2, so they might have their own ideas about where the story is going, so there is all that they need to work out...
Is there someone that would be more in the know about a Frozen 2 than Elsa herself? Not to mention the confidence with which she talked about Frozen 2, which makes it seem like it's something pretty certain.
Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time
Earlier this year, Frozen managed to snatch the top spot from Toy Story 3 to become the top-grossing animated film of all time, with a whopping $1.2 billion.
Not only did Frozen smash the box office numbers for animated films, but it is also currently the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, surpassing the likes of Iron Man 3 and Transformers.
With such big numbers, it would make sense for Disney to try for another box office record with a Frozen sequel, especially seeing as animated sequels make up seven of the top ten highest-grossing animated films.
Frozen is the top of the holidays
As reported last week, Queen Elsa and her kingdom have stormed the Christmas wish lists of children everywhere this year. The National Retail Federation's Holiday Top Toys Survey reported that Frozen merchandise was the top of wish lists for young girls, managing to bump Barbie out of the top spot, for first time in the survey's 11 year history.
But Christmas isn't the only holiday that Frozen is dominating, with Frozen topping the list of the most searched for Halloween costumes for kids in 2014.
Just like the box office revenue, surely with such huge potential for merchandising, Disney would love to keep that top spot for another year with the help of Frozen 2.
UPDATE: Idina Menzel has since spoken out about her interview