Was ‘Frozen 2’ Basically Just Confirmed by Elsa Herself?Britt Hayes |
‘Frozen’ was a huge hit: financially (it is the number one animated film of all time), commercially (can someone please tell my neighbors to stop watching YouTube videos of toddlers singing “Let It Go” already?), and critically. A sequel is all but guaranteed, although we haven’t gotten legitimate confirmation from Disney on a release date or firm plans for ‘Frozen 2' just yet—only a short film called ‘Frozen Fever,’ hitting theaters next Spring. Every time a cast member from the film is interviewed, the subject of a sequel has to come up, and it seems like maybe Idina Menzel—the voice of Elsa—may have just sort of confirmed a sequel on behalf of Disney. Oops?
You would think we would get tired of wondering about a ‘Frozen’ sequel already, but we can’t, you know, just Let It Go already. Menzel, who has a background in theatre and on Broadway, was interviewed by The Telegraph about her career and the success of ‘Frozen,’ and naturally, talk turned to the animated short and the possibility of a sequel:
There are also rumours of a sequel and a stage musical. What can Menzel tell us of those plans?
‘That they’re all in the works, ha ha!’
Is she signed up for them all?
‘Ah, yeah sure… Not the stage show–I don’t know what will happen with that–but the movie hopefully. We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride,’ she says.
UPDATE: Menzel appeared on the ‘Today’ show and addressed those rumors saying, “You know, I have no idea—I just assumed that because it so successful that's what they're up to!” The original story continues below.
It’s possible that Menzel was referring to the animated short, which she would already have signed on for, but she did use the words “movie” and “hopefully,” which implies that she hasn’t signed on for anything and that the movie is definitely in the works already. Her wording is a little confusing, but she does confirm that they are all definitely happening, while backtracking a little to imply that she hasn’t quite signed on for the movie? Something like that.
Either way, it would appear that Idina Menzel kind of-sort of-basically just “Let It Go” that ‘Frozen 2’ is happening.