After the long wait, fans can finally rest because Disney has confirmed that Frozen 2 is happening. Though there are very little details on what the plot will be for the sequel, there are already multiple rumors circling around the web.
— Disney (@Disney) March 12, 2015
One of the strangest rumors that ever came out is the possibility that our beloved sister duo are not actual sisters. According to a theory made out by The Film Theorist, it is a possibility.
The Film Theorist noted that during the past few decades, Disney has successfully made hints that it is possible that all of their stories exist in one Earth, much like the entire Marvel and DC universes—but for adorable cartoons.
With Frozen, there was a 1-second scene where Rapunzel appeared just when Elsa announced to open up the doors for the public. Previous rumors about this scene points to the possibility that Elsa and Anna’s parents were supposed to go to Rapunzel’s kingdom at the time. But, as narrated in the Frozen movie, the king and queen of Arendale were caught up in the sea storm.
However, The Film Theorist noted that the link between Tangled and Frozen could really be on the actual biological relationship of Anna and Elsa. They noted that even just looking at the family picture, one of the sisters clearly looked different.
Elsa and Rapunzel Are The Real Sisters?
Though it is not a wildly accepted theory, there are very strong proof that says otherwise.
In a Reddit AMA, Frozen writer and director Jennifer Lee confirmed that King Agnarr and Queen Iduna, Anna and Elsa’s parents, were sailing for a wedding with they left the Arendale kingdom. Jennifer Lee also added a shocking revelation saying that King Agnarr and Queen Iduna were not just going to any wedding—they were going to Rapunzel’s wedding.
In terms of the kingdoms’ locations, they are pretty close, Arendale is based on a real location Arendal. Disney even put out special Frozen tours in the place to commemorate the Disney movie. The Film Theorists added that because of the proximity of the kingdoms, it is very possible that the kings and queens of these lands are able to interact in the past.
In terms of the timeline, Tangled and Frozen were the closest in all of the Disney movies. Frozen supposedly happened three years after Rapuzel got married. Interestingly, it was also the year gap of the movies in real life. Tangled was released on Nov. 24, 2010 while Frozen was released on Nov. 27, 2013.
Theory Escalates: Elsa and Rapunzel Twins?
If the timeline is to be followed correctly, Rapunzel got married when she was 18. Three years later, Elsa was 21 and she was ready to accept the throne in their kingdom. In short, Elsa and Rapunzel are twins.
Though it is still unbelievable to link the two as sisters, even more as twins, there is a biological explanation why this is a possibility.
Since the only relatable connection of Elsa in the Frozen family is her blue eyes, the biology of eye color blue and green eyes are the recessive alleles. That means, for a child to have blue eyes, he or she must have two blue-eyed parents. In Elsa’s case, the supposed father had a green eye. That means, there is a 50 percent chance for King Agnarr and Queen Iduna to have a blue-eyed baby. Still, this is the case for Rapunzel’s parents.
“At the very least, this means that genetically, they have the same probability as the Frozen royal couple of ending up with a blue-eyed baby like Elsa.”
At the same time, Elsa and Rapunzel are both left-handed. According to statistics, 22 percent of twins are left-handed.
So far, there is no official confirmation from Disney, but these are strong points to consider in the Frozen 2 sequel.
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