The first trailer for Disney’s Frozen 2 has arrived. The film, which will be released in November, is a sequel to 2013’s Frozen, which became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.
The original told the story of sisters Anna and Elsa and was loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen.
Disney aren’t giving much away about the plot in the trailer, which clocks in at just under two minutes long.It’s a beautiful autumn in the kingdom of Arendelle, but ominous music signals that all is not well.
Kristen Bell’s Anna tries to cross dangerous looking rocks, and her sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) uses her icy powers to try to cross a stormy sea.
Later, Elsa and magical snowman Olaf (Josh Gad) are surrounded by flames. Anna’s fiance Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) races through the forest on his reindeer Sven, flanked by other reindeer.
No idea what is happening in #Frozen2, but I’m all in.You know it’s going to be quality entertainment because they used Roman numerals for the 2. pic.twitter.com/pI95wMc2ij
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) February 13, 2019
In the final shot, Anna grabs Kristoff’s sword and lunges at the audience.
Who or what is threatening the kingdom? The trailer doesn’t show us, but the internet is excited anyway.
Two new characters were fleetingly revealed in the trailer, prompting a lot of speculation about their identities.
They are a woman with red hair, and a blond figure who emerges, floating from a pile of leaves. One of these characters may be voiced by Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood, who is attached to the film in an unknown role.
Wow Frozen 2 is going to be the climate change thriller that wakes up AmericaElsa,,,,,,welcome to the resistance
— Ryan McPhee (@rdmcphee) February 13, 2019
Perhaps these new characters could be the villains of the piece, but some fans are hoping otherwise.
Frozen’s writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has reportedly been considering giving Elsa a female love interest.
Elsa’s sexuality was not made clear in the first film, but many fans signed a petition calling for her to come out as gay.
Lee has previously said there have been “tons of conversations” about whether Elsa will become the first Disney princess to have a girlfriend.