After the overwhelming success of Frozen 2 (which became the highest-grossing animated film of all time upon its release in November 2019), a third installment could have seemed a foregone conclusion, but Disney has yet to go forward with a third installment.
Indeed, the most recent time we heard any clear facts about it was around the time that Into the Unknown was scheduled to premiere on Disney+ in June 2020. A third Frozen movie has not been discussed by the team behind the sequel, according to Mark Smith, director of the narrative for Frozen II.
Those sentiments were mirrored by Chris Buck, who co-directed both Frozen films with Jennifer Lee and was a co-writer on the films. “I usually tell people to ask us a little later… for us, I'd say… ask us in six months!” he said in an interview with RadioTimes.com.
We haven't heard anything further regarding a possible threequel, but it doesn't rule out the possibility that they are working on anything behind the scenes.
However, in an interview before the release of the sequel, Lee stated that the second film felt like it could be the end of the story for Anna and Elsa. However, as she also pointed out, they said the same thing after the first film as well.
“This seems like the culmination of everything we set out to do. But the first one felt like the end when we completed it, so maybe it's not the end this time. We don't know what to say. Right now, it feels like the end of the world to me “She went on to explain.
As a result, because there were six years between the first two films, there is still plenty of time for a third installment to be released. Considering the possibility of a third Frozen film, what information do we currently have about it?
Is There a Release Date for Frozen 3 Yet?
As previously said, there was a six-year gap between Frozen and Frozen II, which means that even if a third installment is produced, viewers may have to wait until 2025 to see Anna and Elsa again.
It's reasonable that there would be a disconnect between the great making-of-Frozen II documentary series Into the Unknown (which is available to view on Disney+) and the actual animation process.
Right now, it seems like we will be waiting a long time before seeing Frozen 3. Here's hope Disney will begin to discuss the project sometime soon so that we can have a clearer notion of when we should anticipate it.
The Cast of Frozen 3: Who's Returning for Frozen 3?
Because there wouldn't be a Frozen movie without Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa, Josh Gad as Olaf, and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff (and Sven), all of the cast members are expected to return if and when there is a third installment.
We imagine that they would all be interested in returning, and since the release of the sequel, Gad has already returned his role as Olaf for the digital series At Home with Olaf, which is now airing.
Sterling K Brown as Mattias, Jason Ritter as Northuldra member Ryder, Rachel Matthews as Ryder's sister Honeymaren, and Ciarán Hinds as Rock Trolls leader Pabbie are all expected to make cameo appearances.
Additionally, after flashbacks in Frozen II, we may be able to see more of Evan Rachel Wood and Alfred Molina, who appear as Iduna and Agnarr, the sisters' parents.
Given the fact that Disney hasn't even acknowledged the existence of a third picture, all of this casting is pure speculation.
The Finale of Frozen 2 Sets Up the Possibility of a Third Instalment
In the sequel, Anna and Elsa travel to an enchanted forest outside of Arendelle to figure out why a strange voice has been calling Elsa and to prevent the enchanted spirits from destroying Arendelle once and for all.
There was a war between Arendelle troops and the inhabitants of Northuldra, who dwell in the forest, in the past, which resulted in the forest being cut off from the rest of the world, according to the story.
In a shortened version of the narrative, they find that their parents were shipwrecked while on their journey to Ahtohallan, where they were hoping to uncover the source of Elsa's strength. Anna and Elsa uncover their ship in the magical forest and learn that their mother was Northuldran, who was their paternal grandmother.
Furthermore, their grandpa was directly responsible for the battle, having built a dam in the forest with the intent of weakening the Northuldran people. Anna realizes that she must burst the dam to release the forest to rectify the wrongs of the past.
And she manages to do it just in time for Elsa, who was frozen in Ahtohallan in search of the sound, which turned out to be a recollection of her mother's voice. Elsa is elevated to the status of “fifth spirit,” serving as a link between the magical realm and the human world.
However, as we all know, a bridge has two sides, and Anna is one of them. Elsa remains in the forest, while Anna ascends to the throne of Arendelle, guaranteeing that the two kingdoms dwell together in peace forever.
It feels like a logical end to the plot arcs established in Frozen, fulfilling the producer's promise that the two films would tell “one complete story.” Elsa has finally come to terms with her magical side, and Anna has found her place in the world as a result.
If there were to be the third film, the producers would have to invent some sort of crisis that would make Anna and Elsa feel endangered once more, and the film would run the risk of being a needless sequel.
It's for this reason that Gad believes a third film will only be made if there is “a compelling reason for it to exist,” as there was with the sequel. “I'm not sure whether or when a third Frozen movie will be released. “That is well over my pay grade” He spoke about his work.
If there is always a compelling tale to be told, I am confident that Jennifer Lee and the wonderful team at Disney Animation will tell that story one day.”
Is There Any News About the Frozen 3 Trailer?
Because the third film has not yet been announced by Disney, there is nothing we can show you about it. However, if you're missing Arendelle, there's enough Frozen-related content to keep you entertained.
Aside from being available to purchase on DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD, Frozen 2 is also available to stream on Disney+.