We have previously reported that there is a sequel to the popular animated film Frozen in the works from Disney. Much of these rumors of Frozen 2 came from a quote from Idina Menzel, the voice actress of Elsa, who recently sung the national anthem at the last Super Bowl.
A recent quote from the actress, according to the Latino Post, has revealed that she was "speaking out of turn" when it comes to Frozen 2. She also added: "I just assumed because it was so successful there'd be a sequel" and "I think they're working on [a stage show] but the Disney people keep things close to their chests".
The stage show certainly sounds like it would be a good money-maker for Disney, as Broadway adaptations for The Lion King and other animated films have really worked out well. The successful "Disney on Ice" travelling show is most certainly a great stage for Frozen as well.
A sequel to Frozen certainly sounds like it is in the cards for the highest-grossing animated film of all time, not to mention the fifth-highest grossing film of all time. New reports that have appeared on sites like KDrama Stars has said that Disney is making sure to get the sequel right or it will ruin the impact the first movie has made.
We have reported of a short film to be released this year. The short film is planned to go along with Disney's live-action Cinderella film, like old cartoons shorts that used to precede a lot of Disney films in the past. Imdb's page about the short film, "Frozen Fever", reports that the plot of this sequel will be Anna's birthday party, and the fear that Elsa's power could spoil the party. It looks like the original cast will be reprising their roles.
If you are looking for an actual Frozen 2 full-length movie, you might have to wait years. Disney's animated films, even with their advanced computer-generated technology, take years to make. This means that projecting a release date has to be done years in advance. Right now, Disney already has movies in the pipeline with Moana and Zootopia, films that won't show up until 2016, not to mention Inside Out for 2015, done with cooperation with PIXAR.
Unless Disney was certain on Frozen being the huge hit that it was, they would not have ordered up sequels without testing the original. This means that unless Disney drops all of its current animated projects, the earliest one can expect a Frozen 2 would be in 2017 or 2018.
So far, the rumored plotline for Frozen 2, according to KDrama News is that Elsa will be getting a love interest, since Anna has Kristoff. Another rumor is that Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, co-directors and writers of the original Frozen, have tossed names around of actors for the sequel which included Jamie Foxx, Melissa McCarthy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew McConaughey, and Judi Dench.
The original Frozen film was left open for a sequel as two of its villainous characters Hans and the Duke were still alive and being taken away from Arendelle. Considering they had left a place with a queen who could freeze an island at will, these characters could easily end up working together to try and usurp her. After all, Elsa has the power to make living snowmen, which means that she could make an army and attack any country. You can argue that Hans and the Duke could convince many other countries in the Frozen universe to try and take Elsa out. This type of plotline would definitely lend the opportunity for guest stars.
Until "Frozen Fever" and Frozen 2 comes out, you can still see both Anna and Elsa on Once Upon A Time, as they are recurring characters, Sundays on ABC.