Last year’s Frozen ranks as the highest-grossing animated film of all time, and with that jaw-dropping accomplishment under the kid-targeted musical fantasy’s belt, it makes sense that Disney isn’t quite ready to let it go just yet (sorry). That’s right – actress Idina Menzel, who voiced Elsa, appears to have confirmed that Frozen 2 is in development.
When asked by The Telegraph what she could say about possible Frozen projects including a sequel, a stage musical and a six-minute short (which we already knew was set to arrive next spring), Menzel said, “That they’re all in the works.” Sounds like a pretty solid confirmation to us.
Menzel expects to be invited back to reprise the voice role of Elsa in Frozen 2, though she downplayed the possibility of appearing in the stage production:
“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.”
It makes sense that Menzel, whose pipes brought Frozen one of its two Oscars (“Let It Go” won Best Original Song while the film itself received Best Animated Feature), would be involved in the sequel. No word from Kristin Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad or Santino Fontana about whether they’ve heard anything concrete about a Frozen 2, but if Menzel is being brought back, chances are that all of them (though perhaps not Fontana, given his character’s fate) will be involved.
We’ll keep you posted with more news about Frozen 2 as it arrives.