Disney unveiled the latest trailer for Frozen 2 on Tuesday (June 12), and fans have been in a frenzy trying to piece together what the upcoming sequel might have in store.
With a returning cast and much of the same creative team attached to the film, Frozen 2 might just have a shot replicating the worldwide success that Frozen witnessed back in 2013.
Here’s everything we know about the upcoming animated sequel (so far).
The highly-anticipated film is slated to hit theaters Nov. 22, 2019 in the U.S. and U.K. in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. Frozen 2 will then make its streaming debut on Disney+ later that summer, in 2020.
Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez — the masterminds behind the original Frozen soundtrack — are confirmed to write music for the sequel, too. The couple’s work on Frozen scored them two Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for best original song with Elsa’s anthem, “Let It Go.” (Lopez also became the first-ever “double EGOT” in March 2018.)
The orchestrated score will be composed by Christophe Beck, who also scored the first Frozen and countless other TV shows and films including The Pink Panther, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Muppets.
Directed by original Frozen directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, the sequel will feature many of same beloved characters as the original, with Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), Olaf (Josh Gad) and Sven all returning for the new adventure. Santino Fontana, the voice of Frozen villain Prince Hans, is also attached to the animated film.
The movie will also feature some new voices with the addition of Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown. Both of their characters have yet to be revealed.
While Disney has largely remained quiet regarding plot details of Frozen 2, the movie supposedly follows Queen Elsa and her friends as they set out on a dangerous journey to uncover the origins of Elsa’s magical powers and save the kingdom of Arendelle.
The first teaser — dropped Feb. 13 — quickly racked up views, accumulating a record-breaking 116.4 million views in just 24 hours. The teaser shows a determined Elsa repeatedly trying to scale a giant wave using her ice powers and ends on a shot of the original Frozen gang looking off to the mountains.
The latest trailer offered slightly more, featuring stunning visuals and more of Elsa’s magic on full display.
“Elsa, the past is not what it seems,” a troll says in the darker trailer. “You must find the truth. Go North, across the enchanted land and into the unknown. But be careful, we have always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world. Now, we must hope they are enough.”
A Behind-the-Scenes Docuseries
If you’re frustrated by the lack of details surrounding the new Frozen movie, Disney’s upcoming streaming service may have an answer for you in the distant future. In April, chief creative officer Jennifer Lee revealed a Frozen 2 docuseries titled “Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2” is in the works for Disney+, which will give viewers a close-up look into the making of the sequel.
“Into the Unknown” — also rumored to be the title of a song in Frozen 2 — will feature the artists that are bringing the sequel to life, showcasing cast members, the music team and other creatives involved in the film’s production.