April 23, 2016
‘Frozen 2’: The Elsa You Know Won’t Be The Same Anymore

Frozen is unquestionably one of Disney's renowned films. Instead of most princesses films that portray Prince Charming saving a distressed damsel, the film veered away from this theme and focused on the power of true love between two sisters. This is the reason why there's so much excitement over Frozen 2. However, it has been reported that the sequel would show Elsa in a different light.

Cinema Blend reports that Elsa will already leave her "ice queen" reputation behind. While viewers initially saw her as someone forced to detach herself from her loved ones because of her powers, that perception changed at the end of the film. Everyone witnessed Elsa reconnecting with her sister and promising that she'd never isolate herself again.

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[Photo via Disney]"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," co-director Chris Buck also told Fandango. Frozen fans got a glimpse of the loving Elsa when the creative team released a short film about Anna's birthday. The 8-minute film shows Elsa trying to make her sister's birthday as best as it could be even if she herself was ill.

There are speculations as well that Elsa will have a love interest in Frozen 2, but it might be a lady. As per Movie Pilot, Elsa might become Disney's first gay princess based on the rationale that the movie theme song, "Let It Go," subtly pertains to members of the LGBT community who are sometimes restricted to reveal their real personas. Fans have to watch out how the story will unfold should Disney decide to pursue this path.

There are other theories surrounding Frozen 2. Some speculate that Anna might have powers too and since Elsa's powers are winter-related, Anna's might be linked with summer or fall. There are reports that a new female villain will arrive at Arendelle, and to gain Elsa's heart, Prince Hans will try to save the kingdom. Apart from Elsa, there is a theory that Olaf might have a love interest, but such theory did not elaborate whether Olaf's partner would be a snow girl or a real human.

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, whose talents resulted to the hit singles "For the First Time" and "Let It Go," will also pen several songs for the film. The duo has started to write a powerful song featuring Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell's voices.

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[Photo via Disney]The studio has been secretive about Frozen 2, but it is confirmed that the cast and crew members are now ready to start production. In a press interview for her film, The Boss, Kristen revealed that the creative heads are now adding finishing touches to Frozen 2's script. She added that they haven't started recording yet.
"Not yet. We're just about to. They've just written it and they're still doing tweaks, but I think we should be recording this month. The story is great, and they exude quality. What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn't just put something out to put it out. That's why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one. Generally when you have a first successful movie you want to make a second one. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it."
Frozen 2 is expected to hit silver screens in 2018. Eager fans may stay tuned to the Frozen Holiday Special ABC is preparing. The show does not have an official title yet, but it will have its television debut later this year. Lead characters of the film have all signed up for the special.

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