Frozen 3 release date speculation – will Elsa get another sequel?

Elsa and Anna have led two Disney movies so far, and we've looked into the likelihood of another with our Frozen 3 release date speculation

What is the Frozen 3 release date? In 2013, the Disney movie Frozen took the world by a snowstorm, gifting all of us House of Mouse fans with a touching story, banging songs, and the hilarious Disney princess Anna. Following the first animated movie‘s success, Frozen 2 was released in 2019, and since then, we’ve all been left wanting more and wondering what is next?

Set in the cold kingdom of Arendelle, the Frozen franchise follows the royal sisters Anna and Elsa. Thanks to Elsa’s magical ice powers, the two often have to confront the outside world and make sense of the unknown magic with the help of their close friends Olaf, Kristoff and Sven.

In the last film, Frozen 2, we see Elsa fully embrace her mystical side, leaving Arendelle behind and Anna taking over the position of Queen. But despite the happy ‘ending’, there is still plenty of story possibilities, and let’s be honest, it is only a matter of time before Disney announce Frozen 3. Although a sequel hasn’t been officially announced just yet, we refuse to ‘let it go’. So here’s everything we know about the potential Frozen 3 release date, cast, trailer and plot.

Frozen 3 release Date speculation

It’s bad news for Disney fans because currently, there is no release date for Frozen 3. Considering how there were six years between Frozen and Frozen 2, news on an updated schedule may take a while. However, Frozen 3 isn’t entirely off the table despite not being greenlit just yet (that’s right, we can all still hope).

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Frozen 2 grossed a whopping $1.45 billion at the global box office, becoming the second highest-earning animated movie of all time. Considering its fantastic success, it is more than likely that Disney will want to revisit the IP in the future.

Speaking to Digital Spy in 2019 about Frozen 2, writer Jennifer Lee also spoke about the future of Frozen 3, saying that although there are no current plans for another movie set in Arendelle, we could always be heading back to that kingdom in the future.

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“For us, this feels like what we set out to accomplish,” Lee explained. “It feels like the end, but the first one felt like the end when we did it. We don’t know.”

So, currently, a set release date and confirmation on Frozen 3 is up in the air, but we are cautiously optimistic that that will change – hopefully sooner than six years this time. We will keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Frozen 3 release date: Idina Menzel as Elsa on a water horse in Frozen 2

What Might happen in the Frozen 3 Plot?

We don’t know what will happen in Frozen 3. But considering all the loose ends and remaining possibilities in Anna and Elsa’s story after Frozen 2, we can begin to map out a potential plot for the hypothetical film.

At the end of Frozen 2, we learned the backstory of Elsa and Anna’s parents, as well as how they perished in the first movie back in 2013. It turns out that the two were travelling to Ahtohallan to discover the source of Elsa’s ice powers.

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We also learnt that the sisters’ grandfather cut off the neighbouring tribe Northuldra from the rest of the world for 34 years and is the cause of the war that has afflicted the two kingdoms for decades.

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After discovering the truth about their mother’s identity as Northuldran and freeing the trapped tribe by destroying the dam that Arendelle built in the past to weaken them, Elsa becomes the ‘fifth spirit’ and chooses to protect the magical forest where the Northuldrans reside.

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This basically means that Elsa has become the link between the spirit and the human world, leading Anna to replace her as Arendelle’s Queen since Elsa now has bigger and more mystical things to worry about.

Although Frozen 2 gave us plenty of juicy information about Elsa and Anna’s parents, Queen Iduna and King Agnarr, it did leave out a lot of details regarding their relationship and some blanks that need filling. We still don’t know how the two reconciled Iduna’s Northulda heritage when the kingdoms were still at war. As Elsa continues to explore the magical forest and Ahtohallan, it is likely that she will recover lost memories and may be able to fill us in on more details about her parents’ past.

Frozen 3 release date: Kristen Bell as Anna and Josh Gad Olaf in Frozen 2

We also are betting that Kristoff’s backstory may finally get explained. Considering how we still don’t know how Sven and Kristoff ended up on their own before meeting the rock trolls, it is high time that Disney gives us some answers. It was mighty suspicious how well Kristoff seemed to get on with the Northuldran people, who were also reindeer obsessed. Could Kristoff’s real parents have escaped before Arendelle trapped the tribe? Who knows, but we may be getting some detailed explanation with his character origins in the future.

Speaking of Kristoff, he proposed to Anna at the end of Frozen 2, yet we never saw the couple’s big day either. However, let’s be honest, a wedding isn’t enough to justify Frozen 3. A new crisis will have to emerge for a new movie to happen, where Elsa and Anna must come together to save the day.

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In an interview with Popculture.com, Gad (who plays Olaf) said how as things stand, there is peace in Arendelle, so in other words, there is no need for a new instalment – unless conflict comes up and disrupts the now happy ending of Anna and Elsa. “If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day,” he explained.

It is really only a matter of time before Frozen 3 gets announced; however, judging from Gad’s words, it will feature a whole new story that will undoubtedly take us by surprise.

Frozen 3 release date: Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven all hugging in Frozen 2

Who will be in the Frozen 3 cast?

It is pretty safe to say that if Frozen 3 gets made, its cast will be full of the iconic voices that we have come to know and love from the previous Disney entries.

Kristen Bell will undoubtedly be back as our main Disney Queen Anna, with Idina Menzel returning as her magical sister Elsa. In fact, while speaking to Good Morning America, Bell said that she would be all in for a sequel.

“I would do it in a heartbeat. I love that family,” Bell said. “Listen if we are both in, what are we waiting for?”

Frozen 3 release date: Idina Menzel as Elsa in Frozen

Josh Gad will likely reprise his role as the adorable snowman Olaf, and Jonathan Groff will probably appear as Anna’s reindeer-obsessed beau Kristoff.

Here is the potential cast list for Frozen 3:

  • Kristen Bell as Anna
  • Idina Menzel as Elsa
  • Josh Gad as Olaf
  • Jonathan Groff as Kristoff

In Frozen 2, we also met an array of new characters with the introduction of Arendelle’s neighbouring tribe Northuldra with Jason Ritter as Ryder, and Rachel Matthews as Ryder’s sister Honeymaren. So it makes sense that if a new movie came out, there might be new friends for Anna and her gang to meet.

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If Frozen 3 decides to delve more into Queen Iduna and King Agnarr’s past, too, we may see Evan Rachel Wood and Alfred Molina reprising their roles in the form of flashbacks. However, all of these cast speculations are just that – speculations, as nothing has been confirmed just yet. We will keep our eyes peeled for any news and clues that come our way.

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