Circle this date on your calendar, or maybe just write it on a sticky note and stick it to your mirror for the next two years: Nov. 27, 2019. It's just been announced that the sequel to your kids' favorite Disney movie of all time, Frozen 2, will premiere on that date, so you've already got plans. But what is Frozen 2 about? Disney hasn't shared very much news about it, yet, but fans have a few theories.
A true sequel to the first installment, Peter Del Vecho, producer of Frozen 2, is excited to share the second chapter. "You understand things better in the first movie after you’ve seen the sequel," he assures. The original cast is expected to return, with Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, and Josh Gad as the beloved Olaf; Jennifer Lee will return to direct the film, too. Bell even tweeted about the sequel, ever-so-enthusiastically, sharing a "quick weather forecast from your favorite disney princess' sister," and celebrating with a "Woo Hoo!!!!"
Film critics have been ruminating over what a Frozen 2 would look like for some time. You've got the sisters, of course, set against a magical, wintry setting with a cast of silly friends. There must be multiple, iconic songs fit for sing-alongs, too. As for what these new songs might sound like, Telegraph film critic Tim Robey postulates:
At a guess, though, it might be a duet between the sisters. They only shared about four scenes in the first film, so I feel more detailed development of that relationship has got to be the way to go.
As the movie is definitely still in its early stages, few (if any) plot details have been shared with the public. But seeing as the second iteration will come six years after the original Frozen's debut, writers will have had plenty of time to put together a truly enchanting story. Bell has assured that Frozen 2 will be a quality production: "The story is great, and they exude quality," she shared with Collider in 2016.
If you just can't quite wait until 2019 (because honestly, how could you), another Frozen presentation will premiere a little sooner; Frozen takes Broadway in the spring of 2018.
And Frozen's not the only Disney fave getting another go-around. Lion King, Star Wars, and Wreck-It Ralph will all enjoy reboots and sequels of their own over the next few years. Disney's definitely a hit factory, doing its best to give the fans what they want. Given that Frozen's the highest-grossing animated film of all time, making another one is a pretty smart move for everyone involved.