We Finally Have a General Idea of What FROZEN II Will Be About
The Frozen II teaser came out a couple weeks ago, and while it showed us glimpses of some pretty wicked stuff, it didn’t really give us any idea what the movie will actually be about. Like, there is a badass sequence where Elsa is using her powers to freeze waves to try to run across the sea, but maybe that’s just her new cardio? It does appear that the sisters are on some kind of quest, and Anna’s sword slash at the end definitely gives the impression that there is danger afoot, but what are they questing for and who might be trying to stop them? Well, I still can’t answer the latter question, but we have gotten a hint about the former. Bloggers Jim Hill and Drew Taylor announced on their Fine Tooning podcast:
“It is about Anna and Elsa searching for what actually happened to their parents…they’re going to go beyond Arendelle.”
So, I read that and thought, “Duh… that’s exactly what the teaser lays out,” but then I rewatched it and it definitely does not, so I don’t know where I got the idea that this is already common knowledge. It is not. This is news. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa’s parents die in a shipwreck (maybe on the way to Rapunzel’s wedding if you are into fan theories), but it seems like maybe something nefarious was going on. Co-writer and co-director Jennifer Lee talked to /Film about the sequel last year, and said:
“I think the big thing for me is; we weren’t going to do a sequel. [Co-director] Chris [Buck] and I were like, ‘That story’s done.’ But then one day we just made the mistake of talking about something and going, ‘Oh my gosh. That’s the thing we still haven’t explored, and it’s important.’ Then I spent time writing these journals as the girls.”
I am excited to see what is up with the sisters in the sequel, because I like them both and I want them to be happy. I also hope there is a new villain song about how it’s great to not care about anyone else that will be cast as an empowerment anthem because that is hilarious and also our society is doomed.
Frozen II brings back the whole gang: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad as Anna, Elsa, Kristoph, and Olaf, respectively. They will be joined by Sterling K. Brown (This is Us) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).
The movie is being directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, with music by Oscar-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Frozen II will open in theaters on November 22nd, 2019. Watch the teaser again just for fun: