Frozen 2 trailer: Watch it here!
Disney surprisingly dropped the first trailer for the sequel on February 12 and you can see it right here.
Unsurprisingly, the trailer set a new record for Disney, racking up an impressive 116.4 million views in its first 24 hours, breaking Incredibles 2’s record as the most-watched trailer of all-time for an animated movie.
The second trailer arrived on June 11, and if you were hoping for more of the movie’s plot, we can’t really help you.
It looks like Elsa is investigating her past, but what she finds there could put her – and the world – in danger. “We have always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world. Now we must hope they are enough,” the Troll King warns.
We do at least know that the water horse Elsa meets in the trailer is a Nokk, a “mythical water spirit” who guards the secrets of the forest by using “the power of the ocean”.
And the third (and possibly final) trailer arrived on Monday, September 23.
While we’re still waiting for the debut of new songs, the trailer did give more of a look at Anna and Elsa’s dangerous quest into the past, involving a magical forest.
Frozen 2 – official trailer (Disney)
Frozen 2 release date: When can we expect it?
The sequel was originally meant to arrive in US and UK cinemas on November 27, before Disney moved the release forward to November 22.
And if you want to see how the sequel got made, you’re in luck as there will be a companion series on Disney+ when it launches later this year called Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2.
As we’ve waited for the sequel, we’ve had two shorts from within the Frozen universe: Frozen Fever and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.
Even though we’ve had three trailers, we still don’t know all that much about the sequel’s plot, other than that it’ll see Anna, Elsa and co go on an adventure.
And the official synopsis isn’t too much help either, although it does confirm that we’ll be getting some answers to major questions.
“Why was Elsa born with magical powers? What truths about the past await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle? The answers are calling her but also threatening her kingdom,” it reads.
“Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll face a dangerous but remarkable journey. In Frozen, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In Frozen 2, she must hope they are enough.”
We do know though that it picks up after a time jump of three years, thanks to Head of Animation Becky Bresee.
“It’s an evolution and an expansion of the story of Frozen, and many of the questions raised in the first movie become the mysteries that our gang are trying to solve in this film,” said Bresee. “Why was Elsa born with her powers?”
Co-director Chris Buck has said that the sequel will see the next evolution in the lives of the series’ stars Anna, Kristoff and Olaf, but it sounds like the biggest change will be reserved for Elsa.
“[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,” he told Fandango. “That’s what was really good about the short [2015’s Frozen Fever] – we could have fun with Elsa. And that personality… you will see in the next one.”
The filmmakers actually came up with the ending for Frozen 2 first and worked back from that to create the sequel.
Rumours have included everything from a love story for Olaf to a story about how Anna and Elsa aren’t really biological sisters and how this affects their relationship – which sounds just right-on enough to be a distinct possibility.
Some fans asked for Elsa to get a girlfriend in the second film and Frozen 2 co-director Jennifer Lee responded to those requests for a lesbian plotline while promoting Disney feature A Wrinkle in Time.
Jennifer Lee attends The World Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’
“We have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” Lee said. “Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”
Tony winner Idina Menzel has also said an online petition to give her Elsa (the character she voices) a girlfriend was “great.”
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However, Anderson-Lopez has since said that Elsa won’t have a love interest in the sequel because they don’t want to “define a woman by her romantic interest”.
Menzel has been comparing the sequel to “a real girl power, badass kind of superhero type of movie”, adding: “They’re really strong, the two sisters, and it’s exciting. The music is beautiful.”
She’s also been saying that ‘Let It Go’ was “lightning in a bottle”, but promised that the sequel has “pretty spectacular” songs all the same.
Frozen 2 cast: They’re back!
The core cast of Frozen are all getting back together for the sequel, with Bell (Anna) confirming that Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad are all joining her.
And Groff will actually get to sing this time!
No word yet on whether Santino Fontana will be bringing back wicked Prince Hans into our lives, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Evan Rachel Wood has been confirmed as the voice of Elsa and Anna’s mother, Queen Iduna, not Elsa’s mystery (and unconfirmed) girlfriend.
Of the character, co-director Chris Buck said “In these Disney films, we tend to kill off the parents. Well, we’re bringing them back.”
Sterling K Brown voices Lieutenant Matthias, but little is known about the character. Whether he is connected to the queen via flashbacks, or to Anna and Elsa as they set out on their adventure remains to be seen.
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He has promised us that the sequel will make us cry, unsurprisingly.
Directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee (the latter having been named head of Walt Disney Animation) are both returning behind the metaphorical camera once more, with Peter Del Vecho back in the producer’s chair. We’re in good hands, people.
Hidden Figures writer Allison Schroeder has also joined Frozen 2 to work on the script and will assist Lee.
Frozen 2 is released in cinemas on November 22.