Frozen II, the full-length sequel of Frozen, is currently underway. It will premiere on 20th November 2019 in France (22nd Nov.'19 for the UK and US). Many of the original cast from the 2013 film will return, and new songs will be featured. Although the plot has not been fully revealed, the first trailer for Frozen II was released on Wednesday 13th February 2019; the second was released on Tuesday 11th June 2019.The D23 Expo 2019 Frozen II presentation confirmed a few details regarding the film, too.
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It has been stated that the plot of Frozen 2 "will be bigger and more epic than the first one". Elsa and Anna will most likely stay as the major characters in the film. Whatever journeys the sisters will take, whether together or apart, it will amaze many viewers. Their stories will be more relatable, becoming major highlights in the world of Disney, animated films and beyond.
In Frozen II, the sisters, along with Olaf, Kristoff and Sven will go on travels that are "far out of Arendelle". This is most likely to be another the place (with a pseudonym like Arendelle - the other kingdom is possibly called Northuldra) in Europe, but it could be anywhere.From the Icelandic compass-based "snowflake" featured in the Frozen II poster, and the beach at the start of the trailers, Icelandic people have recognised the beach as the Reynisfjara region in the south of Iceland. Perhaps Iceland is one of the places that the characters discover. Perhaps the parents (Agnarr and Iduna) have been living there since their ship sank.
- Based on the second trailer, the place is called "the Enchanted Lands." It is also further north than the area of Arendelle.
- It has recently been said by people who claim to have been at test screenings that the two new characters are in fact Iduna and Agnarr in their youth, probably when Agnarr tells the story of him in the elemental forest.
- Anna appears to be quite unsettled. Dressing in dark colours clothing vaguely similar to Kristoff's normal attire, and venturing alone seem like unusual moves for the otherwise lively Princess Anna.
- Also in the first trailer, Anna takes the sword from Kristoff and swipes it at the camera, perhaps at someone behind them. Maybe there won't be a real villain, but a rather turbulent side of Anna could give her the role of being a Conflict Ball.
- In Frozen Fever, Anna says to Elsa that her "best birthday present ever" was "you letting me take care of you". This could be a hint that Anna will be noticeably more protective in Frozen II.
- In Frozen Fever, Elsa's snowball flies to the Southern Isles and crashes into Hans. In the film, our heroes will come to the Southern Isles and she will leave an impact on Hans.
- In Frozen Fever, Kristoff tells Anna he loves her. In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, he celebrates an odd troll holiday that makes Olaf whisper to Anna she "doesn't have to settle". In the sequel, their relationship loses its initial spark and they will learn to fix it.
- In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Elsa and Anna make a good effort to rejoin the world outside their castle. This will be taken farther in the sequel, with the sisters and their friends visiting new lands, such as the Southern Isles. Director Jennifer Lee commented that the characters will go "far out of Arendelle".
- In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Anna is revealed to have owned a "sorcerer's" cloak and dragon hand puppets. Perhaps there will be actual dragons and a sorcerer who controls them in the sequel. Also, the gang might hear about sorcerers who were wiped out somehow, and the king of the Southern Isles might have had something to do with it.
- In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Kristoff sings a song about a troll named Flemmingrad, who died while trying to escape from humans. Perhaps the Arendellers might find another troll colony or other magic-wielding beings.
- The new troll colony might be in the Southern Isles. Possibly the King of the Southern Isles' intense hatred of all things magical and/or his dictatorial rule, making the trolls in the Isles wary of humans.
- In Olaf's Frozen Adventure, Elsa and Anna do some digging into their attic and learn more about their past and realize they had a holiday tradition. In the sequel, they might learn lots more about the castle, their town and beyond. They might also learn more about the past of other characters, such as Kristoff, Hans and the Duke of Weselton.
- In both shorts, Elsa still feels guilty that she and her powers forced Anna into a lonely, isolated life, and also that it worried her parents. It will play an important role, as if she has a fear of her and Anna falling out again, and thinks any arguments between them are automatically her fault. She will finally learn to forgive herself in this sequel.
- Anna: Magenta/Dark Purple for Anna - not just because of Princesses Prefer Pink, but so some sort of green can be Kristoff's colour instead. Also, pink and green are colours commonly associated with Spring; new life. This could represent some sort of Girliness Upgrade for Anna. If this occurs to a greater extent (surpassing Elsa's graceful nature) then Anna could experience Chickification.
- Or perhaps she will act more mature and her clothing will reflect that.
- A darker purple for Anna could suggest that she is hiding her previously cheery persona.
- The Frozen II trailers show Anna in a new costume that includes a dark magenta coat, with the main part of the outfit featuring black and orange. Although magenta is associated with optimism; and orange is associated with such things as sunshine, joy, encouragement, and determination; the darkness in the new Color Motif suggests that perhaps Anna will deal with even more serious challenges to her determination and optimism than previously. She also may also be dealing with some sort of internal conflict, as orange is also associated with change.
- Recent merchandise images and concept art show Anna wearing a cream-yellow dress.
- Elsa: Lighter Blue or Purple will make up most of Elsa's new clothes. Her official new hairstyle will be kept as a surprise (unlike Anna's).
- The Frozen II trailers confirm Elsa will get at least one new hairstyle, a ponytail. Elsa also wears a sky-blue jacket, and a pair of leggings (as part a sort of diving suit) to go on an adventure with! Most of her trailer scenes do show her in light blue.
- In Trailer 2, Elsa also wears a new nightgown- it is a purple or burgundy coloured dress.
- New images also show Elsa wearing a lavender coloured dress. She also wears a necklace that looks similar to a necklace that the "new" female character (very probably her mother, Iduna) wears in a piece of concept art as she and a boy (very probably Prince Agnarr) are shown running away from a forest fire.
- The sisters should have arguments, because there's got to be some unresolved stuff between them, and right now it feels like they're just keeping everything in and not wanting to disagree because they're still afraid of rocking the newly built boat of communicating again.
There have been subtle hints that Elsa's not that keen on Kristoff ("she thinks you're an idiot" in Frozen Fever and the expressions of cringe and revulsion in Frozen Fever and Olaf's Frozen Adventure), and she might have a word or two to say to Anna about rushing into relationships when she's a princess whose marriage is going to have political ramifications for Arendelle, or about raising scenes in the middle of coronation balls, or about being as impulsive as she is in general. I'm sure Anna has a couple of bones to pick, too. Plus all the unprocessed guilt and trauma.
And besides, it'd be good for them to be a bit less codependent, learn that it's fine to disagree occasionally and air your thoughts, the relationship still lasts, the love is still there, you won't push family away forever if you have words, arguments and differing opinions are a part of life. I think it'd signify that they're truly getting over all the troubles in their past, it'd normalize the relationship.
- Definitely a lot of potential here - Elsa herself raised a scene in the middle of the coronation ball by closing it down completely when she didn't like what she heard about her sister rushing into an engagement, and Anna did have a word with her about it... only to blame herself when Elsa attacks her over it and even for the Endless Winter. She doesn't even appear angry in the immediate aftermath, just sad, although she would've died if she hadn't jumped out of the way of Elsa's spikes. Elsa seems to have grown better at handling situations she doesn't like, especially if the sequel teaser, where she displays a new tenacity, is anything to go by. Yet progress is rarely instant or linear with mental health and personal growth. And Elsa does still struggle with the same internal challenges, with some progress, in the shorts. It's possible, despite the improvement, that even Anna's patience will be tested. Especially if another character points out that she does have the right to stand up for herself. Everyone has their limits, and Anna's patience thus far verges on the unrealistic. Although being an All-Loving Hero is kind of the point of her character, and she is a Disney Princess, the first Frozen went for a relatively realistic (for a fairy tale) tone. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck have said they want the sisters to feel like they were "genuine" and "weren't up pedestals." She could reach a breaking point in the sequel if Elsa (possibly accidentally) hurts someone again and avoids confronting the problem or acts in a controlling way. Or maybe she gets upset about being isolated and no one telling her why, since that was never resolved. Especially since the big reveal was Elsa trying to hide secret ice powers. Imagine not being allowed out of your home for years (something even Rapunzel got fed up with even with being told it's for your own good) for no apparent reason. Imagine then finding out it's because years ago your older sibling accidentally seriously injured you and your family then shut you both up to protect the sibling. Some people would find it pretty upsetting.
And Anna is definitely capable of getting angry. She throws that snowball at Marshmallow and punches Hans. She looks kind of angry when Elsa freezes her heart without Anna knowing it was an accident, although it doesn't seem to last, either. And she does finally lose her patience with the unexplained years of isolation and no one telling her why when Elsa shuts down the one-day reprieve early, still without explanation. It seems to be only after the wellbeing of other people besides her becomes affected, but it is still anger, and there does seem to sometimes be a personal element.
Meanwhile, it seems they never properly discussed how Anna's relationships could matter. All Elsa said was "You can't marry a man you just met," without elaboration. With the curt way Elsa addressed Hans, a diplomatic representative, this couldn't have signalled any political concern. There's an interesting contrast between the sisters here that has the potential to cause disagreement. While Elsa grew up knowing she was valued and important but fearful of messing up to a crippling point where it backfired on both herself and others, Anna grew up believing she's not that important and that people didn't really care about her, and naturally ends up rather reckless. She does care about everyone she meets but doesn't always realize how consequential her actions can be without thinking them through. Not unlike Elsa's issues, this can be a problem for both her own well-being and for other people. Although she now knows there are people who care about her and has more experience, it'd be more realistic if her progress was gradual and non-linear, like Elsa's. She still may not grasp her own importance and the weight some of her decisions can have. Kristoff's not going to be the most politically astute choice for a 19th-century royal. Maybe more than Flynn or Aladdin, but again, Frozen likes relative realism. Kristoff may not even be the best choice for Anna, and she may not realize she deserves a choice that makes her happier. This could bother Elsa, who surely realizes Anna's important, and just as Anna could grow frustrated with Elsa's avoidance and controlling behaviour, she herself may grow frustrated with Anna's recklessness. Or even her overbearing side. This may upset her partly because of how Anna's choices could affect others. It also may upset her partly because she cares about Anna just for being Anna, and wants Anna to see her own value and to be careful for her own sake, too, but Anna may find Elsa's behaviour overbearing, especially if Elsa focuses on these reasons instead of the potential effects on other people. It's also just as likely to go the other way, with Anna wants Elsa's mental health to improve for Elsa's own sake- Elsa finding Anna's behaviour overbearing.
They've grown, but realistically, they still shouldn't be perfect, and it seems Disney wants to show that. With how broken their relationship was for years, some bumping of heads and difficulty understanding each other would be expected. It'd be great to see them at least discuss their issues together and help each other grow further.
- Here's a quote which hints at the storyline: "the sisters are back in the kingdom of Arendelle. It tells the bigger story about these girls and who they are meant to be."
- The origin of Elsa's powers and how she can create snow life. Plus, if there's anybody out there who have hidden their magical powers out of fear of being labelled as outcasts. Frozen II is very likely to be based on the question How did Elsa get her magic powers?
- Why the Duke of Weselton is so against magic and why he seemed eager for Elsa to die. In the Tie-In Novel Across The Sea, he has a family and is in some way grateful when Elsa ends the heatwave, so he'd realize Elsa isn't a monster should he try to make amends. Perhaps in this film, he asks Elsa and Anna to forgive him for his previous accusations. They do forgive the duke, as long as he tells them more about the kingdom of Northuldra and how Weselton joined Arendelle long ago.
- Hans' backstory, possibly taken from A Frozen Heart, showing how abusive his brothers were and how neglectful and unfeeling his father is, possibly through his good brother Lars. This causes Elsa to have a slight My God, What Have I Done? when she realizes she sent Hans to a Fate Worse than Death. It's not enough to forgive him, but she realizes why he's such a messed up person and consider helping him reform. Should this happen, the sequel can add the popular theory on Elsa knowing Hans was about to kill her, admitting she felt she deserved her fate and that's why she didn't react until Anna stepped in. Should this happen, it will cause Hans to start his Heel Realization.
- At least one foreign version of the poster also has a subtitle that translates as "Secrets of Arendelle".
- Maybe a comedian will join the casting too. Their dialogue would be made suitable for younger audiences, of course.
- There has been news that " Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown lend their voices to two characters in Disneys Frozen 2, the sequel to the 2013 smash hit. Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad are returning to reprise their roles as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf, respectively.
First, there is Elsa turning summer into winter for two days. A very popular belief is that she hasn't fully been forgiven by the kingdom since such weather would have caused livestock and crops to die so soon, causing a brief economic crisis. Perhaps it turns out some of the citizens fear her or still think she's a monster.
Second, their decision to place a unilateral embargo on Weselton might end up causing more unrest. Not only would trade end, but travel to Weselton would end as well. Perhaps someone in Arendelle had relatives in Weselton who passed away but they were unable to see them in time or go to their funeral in time because travel there would take too long because of the severed ties. They would call their royalty out, saying the actions of one man shouldn't justify ending connections with a whole country or interfere with the lives of people who depend on Weselton for trade.
Third, sending Hans home. By the time the film starts, trade partners with the Southern Isles will be terrified of what's been happening in a place that would be treated in-universe like we would see someplace like North Korea, stating it all happened "a year ago". When they learn that's when Hans was sent back, they immediately think the sisters might have played a hand in the king's sudden increased wrath and they abruptly cut ties with Arendelle, bluntly stating they should never have sent him back to the man responsible for everything that's wrong with him. Anna, Elsa and Kristoff tell them they have no idea what Hans did, but these people would remain unsympathetic to them out of fear of facing King Westergaard's wrath, stating nothing anyone could ever do would justify sending them to the Southern Isles.
- Bonus points if some of these are characters introduced in comics and books like Queen Marisol of Eldora, King Jonas of Vesterland or the princes Elsa once had to dance with, giving them cameos but also establishing they're truly terrified of King Westergaard, warning the trio of the utter cruelty they personally witnessed in him and to not underestimate how much of a grave threat he poses to others, as the Southern Isles is a highly dangerous and unstable regime waiting to erupt like a volcano any moment.
According to the directors of Frozen- Word of God - "the sisters will go far out of Arendelle". This may imply that they will travel out of their hometown, or may simply be suggesting that Frozen 2 will be better and be more exciting than Frozen.
The main plot could take place mostly in the Southern Isles, which was briefly shown in Frozen Fever. A great majority of the film will show the kingdom as a Foil to Arendelle, with poverty, strict laws and people who have an extreme dislike of royalty because of their king. At best, the beginning and end will feature Arendelle.
Since Arendelle has a small town feel to it, given the capital looks more vibrant and open, the Southern Isles will be more cosmopolitan, as the capital city would be the size of New York. The capital would be Metropolis during the day, but when night takes over, it'll look more like Gotham during the night. The Arendellers would be discomforted by the sheer culture shock, since the kingdom is more urbanized. At the end, Olaf, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff will discuss the cultural differences between the two kingdoms and how their home is much better, given the gloom and doom surrounding the Southern Isles, as well as what King Westergaard does on a daily basis.
- Instead, the Frozen sequel could explore a completely new place in the world (under a fictional name). Somewhere that has a warm, exotic climate in Europe or Asia. Maybe Elsa will discover the location of her parents (who may have survived their shipwreck)!
Frozen was a film about familial love, Frozen 2 will expand on this and feature how The Four Loves end up making people's lives better.
- Agape, unconditional love: Anna's natural sense of compassion for others is tested when she is forced to see Hans in his home country. Seeing him a pathetic and possibly unstable mess, while his father and brothers are needlessly callous and more concerned by how Hans' actions make them look than for Anna and Elsa, creates a conflict of emotions she has never felt before. On one hand, she hates him for manipulating her, leaving her to die and almost murdering her sister. On the other hand, it turns out his family is far worse than he let her believe and his father may, in fact, be the true evil she previously thought Hans to be. This causes our heroes to question how they should react at the inhumane standards he's been living in, and feel a degree of responsibility for sending Hans into them. Ultimately, Anna accepts she just can't hate Hans anymore after what she's learned about him.
- Storge, family love: Anna and Elsa's bond becomes strained, but ultimately through new experiences, the fights are put into perspective, and Elsa finally forgives herself for the past. Meanwhile, Hans realizes his mother and brother Lars were indeed the only good things in his life, despite their love was forcibly limited due to his father's influence, and his desire for familial love from an unfeeling monster was a fool's errand. Although his mother will probably be dead, Hans, learning from the sisters, is able to start over with Lars again and the two work together to help make the Southern Isles into a better place after their father's downfall. Likewise, the brothers who abused Hans slowly realize their mother was indeed the positive thing they had in their lives and actually wanted to have them get along with each other, and because of this, the 13 brothers come out stronger and upbeat after reaffirming their decision to sever their ties with their father.
- Philia, friendship: Hans develops a begrudging friendship with Olaf as they're forced to spend time together. This friendship becomes a positive influence whenever Hans has some doubts about his finding any redemption. Hans also has his animal companion, either Sitron or the suggested "Gorm" character, who acts as a confidant while being the levelheaded one when Hans begins to second guess his actions and show signs of hysteria. Elsa meanwhile acts as a confidant to Kristoff when it looks like his relationship with Anna is on the rocks.
- Eros, romance: Anna and Kristoff's romance is showing signs of falling apart, likely due to an argument with Elsa putting Anna in a sour mood. They attempt to mend their relationship, only for their attempts to show they have no idea what the problem is. An unlikely source convinces them they need to put everything aside and talk, which ends up reaffirming their love for each other. The Duke of Weselton will mention having a romantic relationship that was interrupted at some point. It might end up being his Freudian Excuse that reveals why he's greedy and hates magic, and bonus points if the King of the Southern Isles played a hand in it. Hans, because compassion of any kind is foreign to him, becomes rather clumsy, awkward and unsure when he's around Elsa to the point he Cannot Spit It Out. A suspicious Anna, thinking he's planning on seducing Elsa, unintentionally makes him realize he's attracted to her. At first, he denies this and tries to avoid being alone with her, but everyone, save for Elsa, realizes he wouldn't be trying to distance himself from her unless there was no ulterior motive. His animal companion and Olaf see this as something positive for the two of them, but Anna discourages it out of concern for Elsa. However, she changes her mind on this after Hans does a genuinely selfless good deed and realizes her sister is a positive influence on him and could end up being right for her. Elsa herself is conflicted on the idea of romance in general, but at the end of the movie, she has developed requited feelings for Hans after forgiving him.
- Alternatively, Elsa and Hans grow closer, but in a platonic way. The others presume that there is a budding romance between them. Yet Elsa and Hans have simply opened up to the world and love everyone in their lives.
What keywords are repeated could be of significance.
- Familial Love: Of course this will be of high importance throughout the Frozen franchise! The relationship between Elsa and Anna becomes stronger, and they learn to live as a family with Olaf, Kristoff and Sven, and the whole of Arendelle. They even go beyond their hometown. Also, they will mention their life with their parents, and the help that Kai and Gerda (the two servants) provided them with. The idea of family will stay at the heart of the film.
- Hero/Villain: The word that best describes how the people of Arendelle see Hans is the villain, who wanted to be seen as the hero. The King of the Southern Isles, the actual villain, scoffs at such words, saying that they're invented by those who lack ambition and skill to get what they want. Later, after his Heel Realization, the first thing Hans says that convinces Elsa something is different about him is that he doesn't want to be the villain of her story anymore.
- Second Chance: Hans seeks a second chance from his father before realizing his father had no desire for his son to succeed, only to die in a way so that no one would think he was murdered by his father. Meanwhile, the Duke of Weselton wants a second chance from the sisters for the sole purpose of getting his country's approval, only for things to get worse for him and to put them in more danger. Seeing him a broken mess, Elsa gives Hans a chance to turn his life around and, not seeing any alternative, Hans takes her offer. Learning more about the Duke, Anna takes pity on him and convinces him to turn over a new leaf. Both of them manage to earn forgiveness. At the end, the princes who were most loyal to their father ask Hans if he can give them a second chance. He questions if they're really sorry or just trying to avoid a worse punishment, but admits he'll at least think about it. One character will comment that while few people can get a second chance, fewer manage to earn a third.
If the Arendellers go to the Southern Isles, things might be very different than last time, especially if the creators decide to incorporate elements of the Tie-In Novel A Frozen Heart. Things that can be discussed by Olaf, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff in the sequel include the massive culture shock they'll experience (especially if the kingdom is urbanized), draconian laws that suppress individual rights, the possibility that they might regret sending Hans back to a terrifying place after learning of his backstory, royals who are not friendly with the commoners and contemptuously look down on them, general hatred of the King of the Southern Isles, and poor familial relations.
- Even if the movie sticks to Arendelle, the muted colour palettes of the teaser show things getting more serious.
- The title for Frozen Fever is half green because it deals about Elsa's fever. The title in the poster for Frozen II is half black on the bottom, which could be symbolic of some more mature/scarier themes.
One of the chief complaints about Frozen is how Hans was revealed to be the twist villain. Since then, Disney films have followed suit of featuring a character introduced as a friend to the heroes, only to reveal they were Evil All Along. This has also been criticized by viewers and critics alike, so the sequel to the film that essentially started the "twist villain" trend will avert it.
- The characters could face obstacles, but not necessarily due to a villain's presence. For example, there will be a brief time in the second act where our heroes are undergoing internal issues and disagreements that happened before they encounter a villain, though they start to overcome these problems before the third act.
- If the king of the Southern Isles is the Big Bad, he will be blatant in how cruel he is and at first, it will seem like it tries to subvert the idea he's the Big Bad like how some Disney films had a Red Herring character to hide the real villain, only for him to scoff the idea and make it clear that, yes, he's definitely the villain. To further make the case that he is INDEED the villain, the king might be Red and Black and Evil All Over and wear dark gloves to symbolize the bloodbath and wanton violence he's been ruthlessly perpetrating for years.
- Alternatively, the Big Bad would be an evil king with the power of fire, and lead an army to conquer and/or destroy Arendelle.
Elsanna could be that strong. It will also let Disney show a lesbian couple without admitting that they did so.
- Or they will pretend to be an ordinary couple, with one of them dressing as a man- probably Anna!
- Yeah, it would also let Disney show that they might support sibling incest.
We have little idea of the real plot of Frozen 2, but it is known that the sequel will not exactly be titled Frozen 2. It may, however, be left as the stylised Frozen II . Here are some ideas for the film's full name (remember these are just for fun!):The first seven feature the Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic languages.
- Frozen Fantastisk (Fantastic Frozen)
- Få Frozen (Get Frozen)
- Flere Frozen (More Frozen)
- Frozen, om efteråret (Frozen, in autumn)
- Frozen Vegvísir (Icelandic, refers to the snowflake-like compass of the film poster)
- Frozen II: Til Nordøst!(Danish meaning To North East!) The north-east (top-right) diamond on the Frozen II poster represents an aspect that has not really been covered in the Frozen franchise: giants!
- Frozen II: Gå nordpå! (Go North, in the words of Grand Pabbie the troll)
- Frozen II: It's Freezing!
- Fondly Frozen
- Frozen: Freezing Forest
- Frozen in Autumn
- A Frozen Forage
- Frozen II: Reynisfjara to Autumn Forest
- Frozen II: Climate Catastrophe
- Frozen II: The Voyagers
- Frozen Wanderers
- Frozen II: Worldwide Wanders
- Frozen Freedom
- Frozen Fearless
- Frozen Fragments (or Fragments of Frozen)
- Frozen Fireworks
- Frozen Fireflies
- Frozen Fusion
- Frozen & Fossilized
- Fleecy Frozen
- Faithfully Frozen
- Frozen Freewheeling
- Frozen Figures
- Frozen II: Icy Ideas
- Frozen II: Icy Life
- Frozen: Freeze-Thaw
- Frozen Inferno (Assuming the presence of fire-based magic or even a fire-breathing dragon)
- Frozen II: Letting Go
- Frozen: Freedom All Around! (Referring to lyrics in Let it Go "Frozen fractals all around!")
- Frozen: Strange Magic
- Frozen in Time
- Frozen: It's Freezing!
- Frozen: Fuego! (Spanish for Fire)
- Frozen II: Icy Giants
- Frozen II: The Elemental Extraordinaire
- Perhaps Jossed. It's called Frozen 2 (Frozen II in Roman numerals). However, it might have a full title, so there's still a possibility.
- Frozen II: Fractals of Arendelle
- Frozen II: Beyond Arendelle
- Frozen II: The Secret of Arendelle
It could, however, involve the characters finding out there are other individuals with powers over a specific thing in nature (e.g. fire-based powers or plant-based powers) because there must be others out there similar to Elsa, yet very different.
- Maybe a kind sorcerer came to bless couples to have children with a special power. Elsa's story may have been that her parents Agnarr and Iduna went to the sorcerer, and spoke about the icy weather of 1816 (which was a real occurrence, known as 'the year without summer'). They found an unusual beauty in the cold weather, so their first child (Elsa) would have been born in 1817 with icy magic. Their next child (Anna) would have much less noticeable powers, and be born in 1821.
- Elsa and Anna may discover more magical humans in the sequel. There will definitely be at least two new characters; maybe one of them possesses magic of some sort.
- One of these characters is the water horse featured in the official trailer- the Nøkk.
- The film's plot (vaguely) will further explore the magic of family being so precious. We will see the Frozen world in the past, present and future.
- The sisters Elsa and Anna could have had longer first names: Elisheva and Anneliese, perhaps. The names seemed a bit too strange to the people of Arendelle, so Agnarr and Iduna had to find shorter alternatives: Elsa and Anna.
- Someone will give Kristoff the nickname "Kris", because he's the only current main character whose name is not four letters long.
Disney attempted such films in the 2000s decade, but none of them did very well. A Frozen sequel is going to make a lot of money regardless, so it would be a low-risk way to experiment with something new.
She's certainly the big Breakout Character, although Anna is officially the main character in the first Frozen movie. Finally, Elsa can forgive herself, and not be afraid of her sister drifting apart from her, no matter what happens. If any difficulty or cruelty comes her way, she will Turn the Other Cheek, showing resilience and hope. She is likely to receive more screen time alongside the other characters.
- Maybe her parents visited a good sorcerer who blessed them to have a child with a special ability (which turned out to be ice powers).
- According to the official English synopsis, Elsa wants answers on how she was born with her powers, causing her and Anna to set off with Kristoff, Sven and Olaf.
- Elsa's powers could get taken away (or weakened) by Anna, who has since accumulated plenty of knowledge of magic. The sisters seem quite separated in the Frozen II trailer; who knows, this could be a reason for that.
- Or perhaps Elsa's powers get weakened by the other elemental forces that she faces on this journey. For example, Elsa trying her best to settle the troublesome pink flames that appear in the first two trailers.
If there will be an antagonist, they are likely to be someone who could be easily outmatched by the Snow Queen, so they take precautions and drain the magic out of her.
- However, if Anna discovers more about magic...then she may just as easily weaken Elsa and remove her powers.
- As proof, Elsa's hair will change from platinum blonde to her mother's brunette. Her eye colour may also turn brown, since the character who is probably young Iduna from the first trailer has brown eyes.Initially, this seems like a blessing. She can finally express her feelings without indoor blizzards! However, the power has dominated her entire life, for better or worse. If she's not the Snow Queen, who is she? She has the urge to find a new identity- this time it will be for the better. If there is also danger coming from political enemies, like the Duke of Weselton or Hans' family, they see this development as a chance to take advantage because there is no threat of being turned into an ice statue when they step out of line. Of course, Elsa manages to rediscover the strength and ingenuity with her friends to save the day and has the magic returned to her. This comes with An Aesop that Elsa is much more than "Snow" and "Queen."
- Stealing her powers would take away the "Snow" part of her identity, but one way for Elsa to lose "Queen" is for normalization to happen in a country other than Arendelle, and people there doubt that Elsa is the "real" Queen Elsa as she lacks her ice magic and blonde hair.
After Elsa loses her powers, her hair will turn from platinum blonde to brown so part of her signature look disappears.
- However, she is still going to be portrayed with the cheerful personality shown in Frozen Fever. Elsa may also stop wearing make-up, dress as a commoner, and take inspiration from her mother's life before becoming a queen.
- She will go out into Arendelle and hope for the best, whether she is recognized by anyone or not!
- Eventually she will unveil to the townspeople that she is Queen Elsa, and also explain what happened with her powers.
- Maybe Elsa and the others on the journey visit the townspeople of Arendelle at the end for a celebration of bringing Arendelle to peace with the elements.
- If her parents also return, Elsa and Iduna could dress up as each other for fun! They do look quite similar, after all.
- Or if the people of Arendelle have incorrectly been told that Elsa must stay in the Enchanted Lands' autumn forest, she could reappear and be welcomed back to Arendelle after her extraordinary journey further north.
She may appear with Hans, and with a new female character (maybe the villain?), but she will not "end up" with anyone. So the people who want her to end up with Hans, the people who want her to not end up with Hans, the people who want her to end up with a girl, and the people who want her to stay single can all get something out of it and not be entirely disappointed.
Since Elsa doesn't fear her powers so much anymore, she can be more fun. One of the directors of Frozen said "that personality [in Frozen Fever]... you will see in the next one [Frozen II]." (There were different directors for Olaf's Frozen Adventure.)
- In a scene revealed to people at the Annecy Film Festival in France, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven play charades. Once Elsa hears a strange voice, like the one featured in the 2nd trailer, she pretends that she is tired so that she can listen to the voice alone. Olaf also says that he might go to sleep too and hear a bedtime story from Sven.)
- Olaf the snowman could be Elsa's funny side lots of the time and express many things that would lead Elsa to confuse people if she joked about as queen, even without her snow and ice magic. She might act more like him when in private.
- Before the first accident caused by her powers when she was 8 years old, Elsa may have been a very happy, lively and not-too-serious person. She was rather easily persuaded by Anna to build a snowman.
- The aforementioned characteristics may emerge in Elsa in this new film. In Frozen Fever, Elsa acts like this too, but she is still anxious and tries to 'make everything perfect'. She will truly 'let go' of all those burdens and start to take more inspiration from Olaf in rebuilding her identity.
Despite the structure's beauty and being the subject of a song about empowerment, Elsa's exile ultimately did very little to lessen her fear and anxiety. The castle was never true freedom, just a new place to run away and hide. By the time of the sequel, Elsa will have realized this.
On their journey to the north, the characters pass through the surroundings of the North Mountain, on which Elsa's ice palace was built.
In the second trailer for Frozen II,
As we've seen in all post-film media, Elsa hasn't completely gotten over her fear, doubt and regret. Seeing how Hans himself seems to have an extreme case of it, he might actually be someone who helps her if he starts a HeelFace Turn. He could tell her about how she makes the same mistake he's been making his whole life, namely obsessing so much on bad things that it ruins any chance of something good happening. The main difference is that she has more than one person in her life who can help her and that their help isn't limited like it was for him and Lars. If she shows regret for her actions, he'd defend her. One example that's been discussed, seeing first hand the kind of evil man the King of the Southern Isles is, but Hans assures her that it was his own fault for letting fear and obsession get the better of him and she had no way of knowing what his father is like. This event would not only help Elsa learn to "let it go" but also pave the way to forgiving Hans.
- Perhaps it will be someone she just met because it would be a good call back to how she says you can't love someone you just met.
- While possible, it might be inverted. It might possibly be a Stalker with a Crush. Perhaps the villain/villainess might be hoping to attract Elsa who rejects her/him in return.
- Or it could be from Anna if she really does have repressed fire powers. Remember the first film shows that family love is as strong (or stronger) than romantic love...
- Probably Jossed. One of the songwriters revealed to journalists that Elsa isn't going to have a love interest in the sequel. While that's technically compatible with this theory, it's likely that if this was going to be a major theme then anything connected with it would probably be kept tightly under wraps due to being a major spoiler.
- She's training herself. Elsa would make a good triathlete - cycling in Frozen Fever, running in both Frozen and the Frozen II'' trailer, and perhaps she will swim in the sequel, too.
- She's stranded on an island and is trying to escape. In fact, she could be on a beach in the south of the country Iceland, called Reynisfjara. It is known for its deadly waves, yet Elsa is trying to conquer them to go home.
- She's trying to prove to herself that she could have saved their parents from the shipwreck if she was there and had mastered control over her powers.
- Elsa has to work hard in order to gain the acceptance of the Nokk horse. The scene when Elsa falls with her ice is followed by her battling with the creature's turbulence until she is allowed to rise back up to the surface.
- Elsa forages through some of her old collections of photos, drawings, cards, etc. and also looks through her mother's and father's diaries, looking for the year that they left: 1836. She finds a handwritten note, coincidentally addressed to herself.
- It could have explained that the parents left in search of an Icelandic magic compass (a vegvísir) that linked to Elsa's ice powers. They wished to find a way forwards for Elsa- they partially did, because since their departure, she had to become Queen and rule Arendelle - also learning to conquer her fears. However, their missing presence left Elsa feeling that she needed to go further to bring everything to peace.
- Upon finding this out, Elsa probably planned a voyage to Iceland (to a frightening beach called Reynisfjara) and maybe she found out that this was where her parents were going after all. The magical spirit that gave her ice powers resides there. Oddly, they travelled on these violent seas and risked their lives.
- The autumn place may or may not be in Iceland- it could just be Arendelle covered in autumn weather. Or even another place even further afield!
There have been speculations that Queen Iduna will have a major role in the Frozen sequel- she will fully resolve the problems of the story.
- Queen Iduna, the mother of Elsa and Anna, has a Rags to Royalty type of backstory, since she was "a child of the Northern Nomads" (as quoted in the Broadway version), who may represent those of Sami origin. In the teaser trailer, a girl who may be Iduna before she becomes royal also wears the colour purple - is this Symbol Motif Clothing hinting that, since Supernatural Is Purple, she may have an unexplored magical ability?
- Her crown also resembles small leaf shapes- and lots of Frozen II seems to take place in an autumnal landscape. She may not have had autumnal powers, but likely was associated with the forest that Agdar tells a story about at the beginning of the film. They are extremely likely to be the "new" characters who appear in the first trailer of Frozen II.
- Iduna also appears for a few seconds the second Frozen II trailer, and may have been in the first one, too, since there's also a character in the first one who may be a younger version of her. The next trailer, set to release in around October, will hopefully feature her more prominently.
- King Agdar may also return, but not as a major character and/or with a different purpose than Iduna. He regrets his decision to isolate Elsa and Anna, and he will co-operate with the other characters and settle the issue of the elements.
- The sisters may separate once again, especially if they disagree on whether their parents are alive (i.e. Elsa thinks so; Anna thinks otherwise.
- Iduna has characteristics that link more closely to Elsa than Anna. Yet she is a greater Pacifist than both of the sisters.
- Despite her submissive nature, Iduna genuinely cares about the wider community, and she is also good at subtly encouraging Elsa to free her magic one day.
- She should be due to reappear in Frozen II in some form; it may balance the darker themes suggested by the initial trailer, and also as a bit of a positive Plot Twist instead of the one in Frozen..!
- Iduna will be voiced by Evan Rachel Wood, as listed on the IMDB website and confirmed at D23 Expo 2019.
- Elsa is wearing more purple again, trousers, and a similar necklace to the one the girl in the teaser trailer is wearing. It is likely that this girl is Iduna, and Elsa is following her mother's looks again, like she did in the first act of Frozen.
- There have been suggestions of their backstory being explored in Frozen II, and sneak-peaks of the book The Art of Frozen II also seems to feature the two characters from the initial film trailer - they cannot just be bystanders.
- They may have also had to overcome adversity like Elsa and Anna, but more to do with the elements rather than their relation to each other.
- Agdar was born royal; he was supposedly the prince of Arendelle. Iduna was from a Sami background; in the Frozen Broadway adaptaion, she mentions that she is " a child of the 'Northern Nomads' ".
- The film will be released in November 2019- six years after the original film Frozen. It also happens to be six years in-universe (the "Three Years Later"subtitle in Frozen before the coronation scene, and a Time Skip of three years after Frozen) since the parents' ship sank.
Though Frozen director Chris Buck has "confirmed" that Anna and Elsa's parents are Tarzan's parents too, he also made it clear that he didn't expect fans to take it seriously. However, the idea that they did not die at sea (or die at all) would be rather intriguing.
- They might have passed away in that terrible storm, as suggested in Frozen, and may return as a spirit form to Elsa and Anna, or as a silhouette conjured by the trolls (if the former, it'd be borrowing a page from the musical). This serves as an important reminder of how familial love is the most special of all.
- Perhaps Agdar and Iduna had nothing to do with Rapunzel's wedding; they were just going to Iceland (no, not the shop... although that slogan #Power of Frozen may link to the film..!)
- Another possibility is that their deaths weren't an accident. Someone might have expected a storm that could prove fatal for voyagers on the North Sea. The day that Agdar and Iduna left might have been specifically chosen. If a new character such as Hans' father becomes the sequel's Big Bad, he may have ordered their deaths for criticizing his rule when they showed up for possible trade negotiations, thus being the one truly responsible for all the mess that's occurred since their deaths.
- The parents will almost certainly be more significant in the Frozen sequel, and it would be marvellous if they were to return- also increasing the likeliness for the root cause of Elsa's ice powers to be revealed. Agdar and Iduna have just been put aside for now, but they're shown in Olaf's Frozen Adventure through a flashback memory, suggesting they may still play a key role later on.
- Frequently, Elsa will reflect on her position as Arendelle's Queen and question if she's doing a good job. At the same time, she will wonder if her mama and papa are still alive. Even when they made a mistake, they did so with good intentions. Elsa wants to discover where they could be, and hopefully discover them alive. A dramatic change in Anna's character results in her doubting this strongly, however, and she becomes extremely upset as Elsa reminds her of them.
- Elsa, albeit rejected by Anna, stays resilient and continues to reign happily over Arendelle, whilst dreaming of her parents to return. Elsa starts to learn where their parents went and discover the secrets of her own castle.
- The group travel to an autumnal land, near to where Elsa decides to run over the sea, in her hope of finding her parents.
- Maybe the couple were washed up on the shore of a European country (most likely further north of Norway or in Iceland, but possibly Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain or Portugal), which would likely have a fictional name. They may have been separated; perhaps Iduna endured better than Agdar thanks to her better experience at sea. Agdar takes longer to recover, and Iduna does her best to find some help. His Story Repeats Itself for Agdar - another dangerous situation with the elements - he and Iduna once ran away from a blazing fire in the forest; they also escape the shipwreck from a storm at sea, about 25 years later...!
- She meets some of the new characters. They are from an ethnic minority (maybe the Sami people), and are slightly older than Elsa. By following their way of life, even within poverty, Iduna (and Agdar, when he recovers) thoroughly acknowledge the family and the citizens of this awe-inspiring place.
- It turns out the Frozen II trailer does feature a girl who is Ambiguously Brown. Perhaps she meets Elsa, Anna, and company. or Iduna will return to Arendelle at the end, because that's her!
- If it is not Hans, perhaps Anna lunges the sword at a new character at the end of the Frozen II teaser. She regrets this decision deeply, because of Immediate Self-Contradiction. In Frozen, Anna puts her hand up to block Hans' sword from harming Elsa, and she feels even more guilty when the victim does the same as what she did in the first film, especially if they turn out to have been taking care of her parents and she discovers this.
- Agdar and Iduna eventually reveal that they were monarchs of the Royal Family of Arendelle previously. They tell many stories of Elsa and Anna.
- About 6 years since leaving, they will both return to Arendelle, thanking and/or blessing the family they spent those years with. Or perhaps Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven find their destination, which leads them to find Agdar and Iduna, alive and well.
- The girl becomes a penpal of Elsa and Anna or close ally to the group.
- They come back to plenty of great surprises: an enthusiastic Elsa, who is extremely ecstatic about her parents returning alive and well. She also has a long story to tell..! Anna, on the other hand, takes some convincing before seeing her parents for real. At this point, she is Fainting.
- Perhaps Anna has planned her wedding to Kristoff... now her parents are last-minute guests!
- Nevertheless, the sisters are both overjoyed by their parents' miraculous return. The sisters' relationship with their parents prior to the voyage will be explored further in the Frozen sequel.
- Disney likes orphans, for story reasons. Even when the main character has a living parent, the story inevitably has some pretext that takes the character on some journey without them. Bringing Anna and Elsas parents back could present a challenge to the sisters' independence. They would no longer be the Queen and Princess of Arendelle thrust into adulthood with all the responsibilities that come with ruling a kingdom, and their parents are still protective of them. A storyline possible they could revolve around the family attempting to reconcile the sisters' growth into adults and the parents' desire to shelter them. Or maybe the sisters, now used to having more power, realize they don't like all the decisions their parents made and there are still disagreements.
- Alternatively, since it would be unlikely if they tried to backtrack and just redo Agdar's coronation, Elsa stays as queen for life, and her parents find it chucklesome and amazing to see their daughter is grown up and a happy ruler of the kingdom now. They are very proud of all the challenges being overcome by everyone.
Disney has a habit of writing parents into movies, only to them kill them off to drive our main heroes forward into the plot. And while there are a lot of Disney parents that do survive the whole film, a lot of them arent Disney Princess parents. And even more interestingly, for most of the Disney Princesses, having a dead parent rarely means much other than sometimes being forced to live with evil stepmothers. There isnt a push to go avenge the parent, or to fundamentally change as a character after witnessing a parents death as what happens in other movies with male leads like Bambi or Simba. In most of the Princess films, at least one, if not both, parents are dead. Of the official princesses, only Aurora, Mulan, Rapunzel, Merida, and Moana have both living parents, and even then it really is only one parent that ever contributes to the plot aside from "they were reunited with their kid at the end of the movie".
- However, these two Disney parents contribute largely to Frozen despite the lack of screentime. It's likely that they will appear more in Frozen II, at least in flashbacks. Frozen II actually begins with a flashback to Elsa, Anna, Agdar and Iduna. Agdar tells his daughters about a scary story that happened to him. The girls are frightened, in a good way, and Iduna laughs light-heartedly.
And Anna and Elsa are considered in the dead parents camp. Here, their presumed decease actually contribute a little more to the plot of Frozen than for most of the others in this camp. If Agdar and Iduna were alive, then Elsa might not be queen. Elsa not being queen means her powers would have never been revealed to the rest of the world, or to Anna. But the late King and Queen contributed more to Frozen than just kicking the bucket. It can be argued that they shaped the whole movie, as their reactions of closing the gates and limiting contact with the outside world drove the point home to a traumatized eight-year-old that she was dangerous and in danger. How they reacted when they first saw Anna cold and still on that ballroom floor reinforced to Elsa that she screwed up, big time.
- Perhaps if the parents do return alive, or at least Iduna, they will allow Elsa to continue being the monarch ruling over Arendelle, since it marks how her powers (ice powers and her resilience)have changed her life for the better.
Granted, her parents were dealing with things neither of them were ever prepared for, and they both were still rather young parents who were also likely stressed over keeping their kingdom safe, and after Grand Pabbie's visions, also were facing the possibility that Arendelle might want to harm their first daughter should they find out about her powers. So they acted, with fear guiding their judgement. And fear was the enemy. So much in Frozen happened because of Agdar and Iduna. And so far, there has been nothing addressing this in the movie canon.
The Broadway musical does more in this department. In some of the new songs, like Monster and Dangerous to Dream, we can see that Elsa still values a lot of what her father thinks of her, despite him being dead. She still looks to both of them for answers they might not even have, but regardless cant respond or even hear her because, well, theyre gone. And this is where the movie version of Frozen kinda loses it in the later acts. Because there were some pivotal moments there when Elsa should have been demanding of herself what her father would think of her, or Anna demanding how her parents could do what they did. Or even better, what they did. Because not once in the movie or either of the animated shorts was Anna given an explanation as to why any of this even happened. That has been left for fanfiction writers to fill up, to the point where I doubt well ever see an actual sitdown between the sisters where Elsa tells Anna exactly what happened: the accident, the separation, why. At this point, its just assumed the characters know it because we know it.
But there is a huge opportunity here that could be touched on with Frozen II. Because Anna and Elsa have a lot of emotional baggage left by their parents lives and deaths. Because yeah, the separation was shitty. But you get the sense during the first act that the separation was never meant to be as permanent and drastic as it became. While Agdar and Iduna might have started it, Elsa took it and ran. At some point her fear became too much for even her parents to help her with, and things were never the same again. But its clear that neither Agdar nor Iduna wanted it to be like that.
They werent bad parents. Misguided and fearful at times, yes. But not bad. And they very easily could have been written bad. They could have been awful to Elsa, forcefully locking her in her room or even the dungeons after what happened to Anna. They could have continually driven home the youre nothing but a monster mentality themselves, rather than leaving it for her to develop on her own out of her guilt. They could have neglected her, mistreated her, hell, they could have even cast her out into the cold, wolf-infested woods and said Have a nice life, witch!. But they did not. They remained patient, and loving. They were shown trying to help in whatever way they thought was best. It wasnt always the best ways, but they didnt know anything else. And the most obvious time we see this is moments before we never see them again, in their last interaction with Elsa:
- Elsa: Do you have to go?Agdar: You'll be fine, Elsa.
Look at how supportive they were! How trusting and confident they were in their daughter when she couldnt be in herself. How they both have that warm, reassuring look in their eyes that truly says that they mean it. They know Elsa will be fine. They know she can do this. They love her so much and they know she can do this.
And just like that, theyre gone. Elsa never hugged them goodbye. Anna only said to them, "See you in two weeks!'
It will be six years in-universe since the disappearance of the Agdar and Iduna, but given these two and, Elsa especially, how long they hold onto things that hurt them like that, they will not have moved on as much as it seems.
Let's start with Anna:
- Anna had the benefit of being able to physically touch her parents. She was able to interact with them in a casual and friendly manner. While they were probably very busy, they still likely had time set aside for her. They were kind, and loving. They always seemed to know best. They loved both of their daughters. They stayed close to both sisters even after Elsa and Anna are kept away from each other. Then they leave, taking every secret and everything they never told Anna with them. The only person left who knows anything is Elsa. And Anna wont even find out that there are more secrets, until three years after their disappearance. Until that point, she still thinks of them the same as she always did, but after? She just found out they lied to her. For most of her life. Sure, she might have figured something was up when they kept making excuses up for why Elsa couldn't be around her, but how could Anna have possibly predicted the real secret? They didnt trust her at all, at least not with information as vital as that. They may have been trying to keep her safe, but at what cost? And as far as we know at the end of the first movie, the full story was still never really explained to her, so she might still be wondering why. Look at how messed up she and Elsa are, and their parents seemingly just let that happen?
But she cant ask them about it. She cant go racing up to them and demand why, just why any of this had to happen. She cant yell at them for not trusting her, or for freaking Elsa out, or for even closing the gates in the first place. She cant gain any closure from them, the people responsible for everything, ever again because they arent coming back. She can scream at their tombstones until shes blue in the face but that wont make a difference.
Annas the kind of person who needs answers. After everything that has happened in her life, she needs that closure. But shes not going to get it from them.
- Elsa faces a similar issue, and an entirely different one. Elsa comes off as the kind of person who would defend her parents actions til the end. She thought the world of both of them, but especially her father. She spent most of her life trying so, so hard to be something he could be proud of, trying so hard in fact that she couldnt even see that he was. Elsa wanted to be something worthy of her parents love, and she wore herself thin trying to be that, despite never comprehending that she actually had it. However that mentality came from somewhere, and that somewhere was the accident. For a brief moment Elsa saw panic and confusion in her parents faces and knowing she was the cause of it. She heard the worry and disapproval in her fathers voice as he demanded, Elsa, what have you done? This is getting out of hand! as he entered the ballroom that night. And Elsa never wanted to experience that again.
Obviously, neither Agdar or Iduna blamed Elsa for anything, except for that one moment of raw emotion. In that one, tense moment, those words slipped out of Agdars mouth. But that one little slip up was enough. And Elsa has to ask herself how exactly she feels about it, because while they may never have done anything to outwardly cast blame on her again, they did have that moment. And that moment could arguably carry more weight because they were acting on instinct, then, and didnt have the time to put any thought behind their words or actions. And when they did have the time, their solution was to run and hide from their problems.
Elsa needs to look back on her parents decisions and ask herself if it really was ok, if it really was for the best. Did they really think everything through, or were there more questions they could have asked but didnt? Could things have been better had they acted differently? After all, it wasnt until three years after their deaths that Elsa allowed Anna back into her life, and that was only because Elsa's powers got exposed to the kingdom. It wasnt until they were gone that things eventually returned to a much happier state. Were they standing in the way of Elsas happiness?
These are all things that ought to be addressed in the sequel. They have a great opportunity to really build Elsas character and maybe both parents in a Mufasa-esque kind of way. Where Elsa thought the world of her parents until certain events convinced her that they would look down on her in disapproval (in the Lion King it was Simba believing he killed his father; in Frozen itd be after Elsa froze the entire kingdom over and ran away). Even after the Thaw, I imagine Elsa would still hold onto that fear of their disappointment, how despite them being dead she knows they wouldnt have agreed with her actions back at her coronation and believes they must think pretty poorly of her at this point. She doesnt want to really face any of the other issues, either, as reflecting on them only bring up painful memories and thoughts. Maybe she does harbor a bit of anger with her parents. Maybe shes frustrated that they were always so patient with her despite her believing that she was unworthy of that patience. Maybe she slowly comes to the realization that her father's decisions werent right. Maybe Anna will admit to Elsa how much she now resents their parents for separating them, which could force Elsa to really examine her own complicated emotions towards her parents.
But then maybe through something with Pabbie acting as Rafiki, shes able to look back on her past and theirs and come to the realization that, despite their flaws and hers, they all loved each other, so, so much. If they even want to go full Lion King, have some kind of vision or magical experience where she can see them and talk to them, and maybe even get some closure from them.
This instance of "Dead Disney Parents" shouldn't get swept under the rug. They have a chance to really develop some female characters relationships with their parents. Given how little screen time Agdar and Iduna had versus how much weight they pulled in the movie, this isnt something the writers should really ignore. Maybe Elsa still has nightmares, only these are about a snowy storm swallowing up a helpless ship in the ocean that looks too much like the one her parents left on. Maybe Anna notices little quirks her sister has that relate back to those thirteen years of separation and gets a fleeting moment of anger that her parents let it get as bad as it did. Just something that gets these characters talking about their dead parents.
Interesting fact - the subtitle of Frozen II: 'Il Segreto di Arendelle' in Italian translates to 'The Secret of Arendelle'. Plenty of secrets, yet to be revealed by the parents of Elsa and Anna.
- Maybe the previous Wild Mass Guess could also suggest that some of the baggage that Agdar and Iduna took with them on the voyage has been discovered. Elsa receives the small suitcases, and finds little notes (or even a Message in a Bottle from Gerda (Iduna) like in Once Upon A Time) from her parents. They were aware of a possible storm (caused by the elemental imbalance in Arendelle?)and they may have taken some intense swimming lessons to get ready in case of disaster.
- In the storm scene of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman?' from Frozen, there seems to be one or two human figures swimming (the ship had already been engulfed by then. Maybe they escaped in good time.
- The horse encountered by Elsa in Frozen II, the Nokk, may have helped Iduna and Agdar to survive the stormy seas. There is a bit of a glowing trail in front of the swimming figure/s.
- Perhaps they wanted to go to that autumnal forest due to its associations with elemental powers like Elsa's.
- It's very recently been said by fans at test screenings that the two 'new' characters in the first trailer are Iduna and Agdar.
Now, it's Elsa's turn to go into the unknown, find the origins of her powers, and possibly even find her parents.
Anna's doomed romance with Hans showed the problems of Fourth Date Marriage and Love at First Sight, and she's certainly learned from it. In a sequel, another flaw in traditional Disney logic will be taken apart: Black and White Morality, something that was touched upon in the first movie but never really explored. Then theres Hans, who has been confirmed as a Tragic Villain. In a Redemption of Hans storyline Anna, in her innocence and heartbreak, will have a downplayed case of Black and White Insanity, and initially see Hans as a heartless monster beyond hope. Her personal lesson will be about the existence of grey morality, and that people are never just one thing.
- This could also come into play if were introduced to Hans family and they turn out to be horrible as predicted. Growing up only knowing a sadly distant, but nonetheless loving family, its probable that Anna would have trouble wrapping her head around the idea of a maliciously abusive one, unless witnessing it firsthand.
- Or maybe, if Elsa loses her powers, Anna will grow to acknowledge her beloved sister isn't as perfect as she's always idealized her to be.
- Anna may have more I Resemble That Remark! moments, such as when she tells Elsa "don't be a drama queen" in the non-canon 'Lego Frozen Magic of The Northern Lights'. Elsa will develop her spiritedness (and be similar to a cheery Anna).
- To avoid appearing worthless thanks to Elsa's charm, Anna will try to preserve her individuality by acting rather differently to what we might expect from her. There may even be some Downplayed Character Derailment for Anna.
Kristen Bell has stated in an interview that Anna is going to take influence and relate to her own experiences in life.
- This could hint that Anna may suffer from depression. Firstly, she was separated from Elsa for a long time, but also when Elsa speaks about and reminds her of their parents. Although Elsa wouldn't intentionally upset Anna like this, Anna could, unfortunately, lose that spark of optimism that defined her in Frozen.
- Anna certainly looks a bit depressed through the Frozen II trailer; at times she looks at Elsa in an irritated way.
A few of the teaser scenes (like the leaves blowing a young man up in the air) make it seem like someone, maybe Anna, has a locked-away ability to manipulate air. How was it locked away? Well, the trolls removed all memories of magic from Anna when she was five. But notice what Grand Pabbie says to Anna and Elsa's parents when he does so: "I recommend we remove all magic, even memories of magic, to be safe." Grand Pabbie's differentiating between remov(ing) all magic and memories of magic. Meaning that if Anna had her own magic, Grand Pabbie could have removed it here, along with Elsas ice blast and her memories of Elsas magic and her own. Since Anna has learned about magic, and the witch lock in her hair has been erased as a result of being completely frozen and then unfrozen by Elsa's magic, perhaps the effects of Grand Pabbies memory/magic removal spell are starting to wear off and now Anna is rediscovering her own powers.
There's another bit in the teaser where Anna is holding a book that looks just like the one that we saw Agdar grab when he was looking up the map for where the trolls lived. So maybe she's found out past knowledge of the Trolls magic and possibly her own.
Either by gaining it back or some other means. Naturally, she will be upset with the trolls as well as blaming herself for her strained relationship with Elsa and might do something drastic (either Time Travel to change things or something else) to make it up to the latter. Part of the plot will involve Anna learning to forgive herself for what happened to her the last time she and Elsa played together as children if this happens.
- After Anna loses Elsa's ice within her (also no longer has the white bit of hair), her memories come back. In fact, during the time that the sisters mourned for their parents, Elsa accidentally hit Anna's head with ice magic- again. Elsa tried to emulate Grand Pabbie Troll's actions of removing memories of her ice magic from Anna, and also tried to remove the sadness of Anna due to mourning.
- When Anna goes to the trolls (this would take place after Frozen Fever), she will regain all memories of Elsa's magic - maybe even a second time that Elsa hit Anna's head with ice magic - after their parents were lost at sea. Anna becomes agitated due to Elsa altering her memory- Anna threatens to lock Elsa up in her room again, but instead removes her powers, leaving poor Elsa feeling the alternating biting-cold to scorching-hot like everyone else, with no one but Olaf to come and help. He enters through a window.
- Another way of expressing this could be as shown in the official Frozen II trailer, where Anna tries to run towards Elsa during the pink fire- Kristoff "saves" Anna by snatching her, away almost regardless of poor Elsa trying to control the fire by using her powers. The trailer does not show him helping Elsa, which totally means that he doesn't, because of course trailers always include every moment that happens in a movie and are never misleading, and him not helping Elsa totally must have something to do with personal dislike and totally not because the ice is way more likely to hurt Anna, the character without ice magic, than it is to hurt Elsa, the character with ice magic and not bothered by cold. This may not suggest that Anna was approaching Elsa to confront her, but try to save her instead. However, Kristoff may have changed her mind, and Anna could be thankful that Elsa could prove herself worthy instead of being rescued. Then she would question Elsa following the event. Who knows...?
Regardless, it seems likely that Anna will have some form of powers, given the pattern on the bottom of her cloak this time is the same as one of the magic ice-crystal patterns in the trailer and the teaser poster, which the fandom has theorized represents the four seasons/basic elements.
- Yes, Anna will definitely manifest fire powers all of a sudden midway through the movie.
- Anna's personality is going to be more serious, and her fighting skills will be enhanced. To source the magic, she thinks that much more skill is needed so that her missions can be completed.
Anna is presumably better at doing her hair than Elsa. Elsa doesn't mind that; she's admittedly lazy with styling her hair. On the evening before the sisters prepare for their journey to the north, Elsa spies on Anna through a keyhole.
She sees Anna adding some sort of hair extensions (similar to a powdered wig but in the same shade as Anna's real hair) to her relatively straight, thin hair. Elsa chuckles to herself as she is reminded of when they met the Duke of Weselton at her coronation party- a funny Rewatch Bonus there!
- Elsa has an idea to play a practical joke on Anna with the help of Olaf. In the forest, Olaf nimbly tugs away some of Anna's hair extensions. This doesn't affect Anna until she notices that a fair chunk of "her hair" has disappeared. Meanwhile, Elsa overhears Anna's shock while she is looking at something else, trying her best not to burst out with laughter!
- It would be a hilarious comedic moment to appear in such a mystery and magic based film.
Perhaps Anna's memories are still falsified and maybe only Grand Pabbie can undo everything, if at all. Trolls have magic in their blood, and even the troll children practice it. On the other hand, the source of their magic could be the crystals in different colours (!) that all trolls wear around their necks. Especially Grand Pabbie, who wears a lot of them (see also the tie-in book Journey to the Northern Lights and the 2016 short episodes of Lego Frozen: Magic of the Northern Lights).
But, if Anna ever possessed the gifts of similar powers to Elsa, did Grand Pabbie notice this when he changed her memories and removed those skills at the same time, or could he just suppress them and Anna still has all her unaltered childhood memories with Elsa locked away?
Maybe Anna will regain her memories in Frozen II and maybe also an innate elemental power.
Which brings up the powers part: Remember Agdar storming into the hall on the day of the accident and saying to Elsa, Elsa, what have you done? This is getting out of hand!, and seconds later to Iduna, I know where we have to go..
What if Elsas powers only showed themselves at a certain age and Anna, as a second born, wasnt ready to show similar abilities? The parents could observe this on Elsa for almost five years and had to deal with it somehow. Did they know more about it? We know in the Broadway musical that Iduna had connections to the trolls / fair folk. Was Agdar frightened when his wife Iduna passed on her talents to Elsa, did he even know that? Who in Idunas ancestral history carried this magic gene and where does Iduna actually come from? What if Iduna had similar powers (which ones?) and thats why Agdar kept Arendelle isolated. Elsa did have that line in "Let It Go" about A kingdom of isolation. Did Kai and Gerda know about it and do these two perhaps come from the same place as Iduna? Is that place called Northuldra? They are the oldest servants in Arendelle and may have been for Iduna long before that. The new Dark Horse comic Reunion Road suggests that at least Kai has a brother in Snoob. It could be, that the new characters in Frozen II have a relationship to Kai. Kai reacts quite shocked in the new comic when the sisters approached him with questions about Snoob, and hardly wants to reveal details.
What if one day, even before Anna was born, Iduna visited the trolls to have her hereditary traits removed so that Anna would not share the same fate as Elsa? Would it even be possible for a troll like Grand Pabbie to remove a magic gene afterwards or can he only suppress it? Before DNA was even discovered? Grand Pabbie asked Agdar Your majesty. Born with the powers, or cursed?. Does this would make a difference? Maybe. Maybe not. But you can't deny that Anna shows unusually strong courage and determination, and very quick reflexes. She prevented Elsas fall from the clock tower in Frozen Fever in a flash. In the Frozen II teaser, we see her jump over a cliff and react lightning fast as she draws Kristoffs sword. So far we only know this reaction speed from Elsa (when the Duke's men were shooting at her in the ice palace). So will Anna possibly regain her powers in Frozen II - if she has any - and be able to fully unfold them in the end? Does this scene with Elsa, Olaf and the heart-shaped force field have something to do with Anna when her forces erupt accidentally?
It all starts with The "I Love You" Stigma, suggested by "Frozen Fever." Anna starts to worry that she only loves Kristoff as a friend and she's just looking for her storybook romance again, while Kristoff wrestles between his feelings for Anna and the fact that he doesn't want to trade his simple life for the world of aristocracy. Throw in some poor communication skills, and you've got a classic B-plot. Of course, the two lovesick fools figure it out in the end.
- Another factor might be that Elsa's and Kristoff's friendship isn't as good as we were led to believe. In "Frozen Fever", she only just trusts him to watch the courtyard even before the Snowgies are created, and in "Olaf's Frozen Adventure", Olaf tells Anna that she doesn't need to settle for someone like Kristoff. Elsa clearly heard him say it, but unlike Anna, she doesn't laugh it off. Assuming that Olaf's conscience was originally a part of Elsa's, these might actually be her thoughts.
- Sven the reindeer and Anna are Kristoff's world at this point in the story. He still sees Anna as a Damselin Distress, but he acknowledges her fierce nature too.
- Kristoff could become an Agitated Item Stomping, which puts Anna off. That might be why only Olaf travels with Anna in the ice boat (presumably made by Elsa- it has her snowflake logo on it) to find Elsa, who has already set off into the unknown lands.
Just as Jonathan Groff, the voice actor of Kristoff, reveals one of his lines What are you going to do with that?, he is possibly referring to Anna with the sword.
- Despite what a freaking awesome villain he is, we'll never see him again because he's just too cruel to come back.
- Maybe he's not too cruel for a return, but doesn't return anyway, because the focus is on other characters. Frozen is the story of Anna and Elsa. As far as Anna, Elsa and the others are concerned, Hans was brutal and they want nothing else to do with him, and they're not obliged to help him either, when he could have explained his situation instead of manipulating them, which is a case of Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped. Hans's story is a case of Hero of Another Story with a tragic ending and the cast of Frozen has already played their part.
- First, some backstory; Hans' mother was the second wife of King Bjorn of the Southern Isles, his first wife having died a year or so before. However, she was an evil witch who plotted to assassinate King Bjorn and his twelve older sons so that the infant Hans would be the nominal king, and she would rule as his dowager/regent. Her duplicity was revealed before any damage could be done, so King Bjorn dissolved the marriage and banished her forever. He did not blame the infant Hans for his mother's crimes, however, some of Hans' older brothers did resent him because of his mother, and generally treated him like dirt. This resulted in his growing sociopathy and prompted his attempt to secure his own kingdom by arranging for a convenient accident for Queen Elsa after becoming, in rapid succession, Anna's finance, her husband, and her widower. Bjorn's response to this development was to banish Hans from the Southern Isles forever.
- A little over a year after the events of the first movie, Elsa holds a ball to celebrate the impending marriage of Princess Anna and Royal Icemaster Kristoff. In a diplomatic gesture, she invites the twelve princes of the Southern Isles to celebrate at a formal ball two weeks before the wedding. The party is in full swing until Hans shows up uninvited. Having reunited with his witchy (possibly foster) mother during his exile, he learned the dark arts from her and was now planning revenge against both the Southern Isles and Arendelle. Casting a spell, he turns his older brothers into swans and is about to run Anna through with his sword. The swans rescue Anna and carry her away. Anna convinces the swans to land near the home of the rock trolls, hoping that Grand-Pabbie can help break the spell. Grand-Pabbie informs Anna that only she, due to her strong loving heart, can break the spell. She must gather nettles, extract the silk from them and weave them into garments. Once the swans don the magic garments the spell will be lifted and they will become human again. Oh, and during this whole thing, she must remain silent. If she says a single word during this, the garments will be sundered and the swans will die. This leads to an interesting reversal; this time it's Anna who has to shut out Elsa without explaining why. The climax of the action involves Hans attempting to have Anna burned at the stake as a witch, while Elsa confronts with Hans' witch mother and goes Fimbulvetr on her!
- Alternatively, Elsa might defeat the villain with her wits.
- That. Would. Be. AWESOME!
Olaf! Elsa and Kristoff hardly know him, and, although Anna is an All Loving Heroine, she was personally hurt by Hans and no longer accepts that he's more than a villain. Olaf, however, will want to learn Hans' side of the story and make friends with the prince, because that's just who he is. The snowman's kindness to the enemy will be what inspires the others to give Hans a chance.
Let's say something bad happens in Arendelle, and the gang seeks out Grand Pabbie's advice. Pabbie tells them to seek out a MacGuffin, but warns them that it can only be found in the Southern Isles and that a "ruler with a frozen heart" will try to stop them. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf will initially groan about this, remembering how a certain prince from the Isles had tried to steal their throne earlier and automatically assume he's the "frozen-hearted" ruler. But then, it becomes a new and exciting adventure for them, since they'll get to see the wealthiest and most powerful of their trading partners (but also the most mysterious), alongside learning more about the man who tried to seize their kingdom and his 12 older brothers.
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf will go to the capital city, which looks like a mix of Denmark, Imperial Germany, Great Britain and the United States in the 19th century. Just imagine these country kids' reaction to a huge, bustling metropolis! They would be impressed at the architecture and be awed by how Hans' home is far more prosperous and technologically advanced than either Arendelle or all the kingdoms they've visited so far (which may include those mentioned in A Frozen Heart, the comics, or the Anna & Elsa books), and wonder why Hans would want to seize control of another kingdom when his homeland is extravagantly wealthy and luxurious. They'll think that his people and family are warm and friendly despite what he did, combined with the locals wanting to show that they're not like the idiotic fool who sullied their kingdom's name. While visiting the Isles, they'd be impressed by Hans' Big Fancy Castle, as from a distance, it looked like a giant, black Sea Monster that somehow flourishes in the harsh environment (although they would feel a bit scared by its structure and compare it to their Bright Castle or Elsa's Ice Palace). As far as Hans' family is concerned, they'll put up a good appearance to show that they're not like Hans (although Elsa and co. would feel a bit nervous of his father's intimidating appearance). Perhaps Anna might take an interest in one of his 12 older brothers (presumably Caleb, Rudi, Runo or Lars), leading Kristoff to feel a bit jealous about this. It's also possible that Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff will be given Hans' bedroom for temporary lodgings, as a way to rub it in Hans' face, while Sven stays at the royal stables.
As they visit the kingdom, they slowly realize something sinister is going on in the Isles it's actually an oppressive and totalitarian regime led by a profoundly violent despot who rules it by force. Perhaps people that they saw earlier mysteriously vanish in the middle of the night, while the gang later finds out that they're banned from entering certain areas of the kingdom or castle, which houses both corpses and prisoners. Once they witness the true nature of the kingdom, they would be really shocked and horrified at how the King uses Disproportionate Retribution to torture his subjects and abuse his power. Alternately, the crew could be disgusted at a scene where Hans' brothers viciously torment prisoners and subject them to Gulag-type conditions, or witness a scenario where Hans is ill-treated like a slave. At this point, serious drama occurs if Elsa and the gang give the king a Kirk Summation for running an incredibly repressive and autocratic Police State, leading to King Westergaard exploding in anger and having them condemned them to death, which forces them to do an Enemy Mine with Hans in order to overthrow the king. The king might be the Big Bad of the sequel (as he was the Greater-Scope Villain of Frozen), as he will try to prevent the heroes from getting said MacGuffin in their hands, since it's the big secret that's keeping him in power. If Hans is revealed to have a high rank within the Southern Isles armed forces, he could assist the crew by starting a mutiny to get revenge on his abusive family. The gang also realizes that the true "ruler with a frozen heart" mentioned earlier in Pabbie's prophecy is not Hans, but actually his father, who has a heart that's way too rotten and hollow to the core. King Westergaard hid this magical MacGuffin from outsiders, but once he realizes that Elsa and the gang are after said object, he becomes desperate to prevent anybody, including the Arendellers or Hans from taking it, and so, he corners the heroes, but a large battle ensues and the king is overthrown and either falls to his death or is incapacitated, leading to a vacancy. Most of Hans' brothers, realizing what had happened, will either be too terrified to take the throne or want nothing to do with being king after seeing it's more work than they thought, due to the fact that their father spoiled them too much. Lars might end up becoming the new king if Hans rejects it.
- The Arendellers' arrival in the capital at the beginning of the movie would be an ideal opportunity for a song like "One Short Day" from Wicked. They sing with its citizens how beautiful and amazing the capital city is and how happy they all are to be here, but like the Emerald City, the Southern Isles is actually a Crapsaccharine World with a lying, corrupt ruler.
- The urban environment would certainly be horrible and hostile for Kristoff, because of his wholly rustic lifestyle. Besides discomfort from the sheer culture shock, he would be contemptuously looked down on and ridiculed by the wealthier residents for his humbleness and attachment to Sven, and is condescendingly assumed by the king to be Anna and Elsa's servant at best and a backwoods hick at worst. All this while Anna is unable to empathize with her boyfriend, as she, Olaf, and Elsa enjoy this thrilling, fascinating new world, putting a strain on their relationship. Right up until the glitter fades and the kingdom is revealed for the hellhole it is under the king.
- It's possible that even Olaf, Elsa and Anna would feel a bit uncomfortable in an urban setting like Kristoff, given that Arendelle is more like a village or small town versus the modernized nature of Hans' homeland. And being that they're from a backwater country that's like a minor league team compared to the Southern Isles, which would be a big shot major league franchise, the four would have a The City vs. the Country debate about this when they visit the kingdom, combined with a bit of culture shock. For example:
- Being that Arendelle has a more rural feel to it, visiting a big city for the first time would make the gang feel a little disoriented. Plus, the heroes would be on edge, as they vaguely sense something is wrong about King Westergaard, but they won't know until they dig deeper into the Isles.
- The more advanced and prosperous lifestyle of the Southern Isles.
- The castle's dark and gloomy interior. The gang would contrast it to Arendelle's Bright Castle. Conversely, the palace could be littered with mirrors, causing the Arendellers to wonder if the royals care more about their personal appearance than the general welfare of their subjects.
- Why soldiers are everywhere the gang is unaware that the Isles actually a repressive Police State where martial law is used to keep the citizenry in line.
- Elsa and company will be a bit confused as to why the locals always have smiles plastered on their faces. They're actually Stepford Smilers, more reluctant to criticize King Westergaard, as he uses his subjects' paranoia to suppress any criticism and maintain his iron-fisted grip on his subjects in various means, including restrictions against entering prohibited areas in the kingdom and curfews to prevent any unlawful assembly.
- It's possible that even Olaf, Elsa and Anna would feel a bit uncomfortable in an urban setting like Kristoff, given that Arendelle is more like a village or small town versus the modernized nature of Hans' homeland. And being that they're from a backwater country that's like a minor league team compared to the Southern Isles, which would be a big shot major league franchise, the four would have a The City vs. the Country debate about this when they visit the kingdom, combined with a bit of culture shock. For example:
- Given that the sisters grew up in a sadly distant but still loving family, it's probable that they would be baffled at the idea of an abusive man who ill-treats his family and subjects, unless witnessing it firsthand; this would also unnerve Elsa and the gang once they witness the barbaric and inhumane treatment of the king's subjects. And if the Southern Isles has colonies, the king would probably subject the natives to harsh conditions, possibly committing atrocities to wipe them out. Any dissent against the regime is met with extreme force.
- Also, during the gang going through their Enemy Mine moment with Hans after he unwittingly fell into a trap by his abusive brothers, but only to be saved by our heroes, he will be clueless as to why they saved him despite his crimes, assumes they had hidden reasons to do so, and rants about why Love Is a Weakness that makes people stupid and why one needs to be devoid of it. The four chew him out on it, stating that while they hate him for what he did, it's not that they would want to see his father kill him, as doing so would make them Not So Different than him. They also state he and his brothers should realize that acting in self-interest won't get them any friends or endure them to the Southern Isles' populace after witnessing how his father manipulates and lies on a whim to stay in power, and that there's more to life than just being obsessed with power. They also tell him how love can thaw his "frozen" heart out and turn him back into the decent guy he once was. This forces Hans to wonder if he wasted his potential in appealing to an unfeeling man, but also realize that his father is a selfish monster who will do anything and everything to cling on to the crown, even by destroying any perceived enemies, including his own sons. Plus, this makes him finally realize how his past experience has not only warped his mindset, it also caused him to become an enemy of the gang.
- Given how the king and his sons are misogynistic, they'll express ignorant views of women ruling a kingdom, and think Elsa and Anna should instead Stay in the Kitchen and sire heirs to the throne. They'll make a Mars-and-Venus Gender Contrast, thinking men would be better rulers than women, as they're purely driven by logic instead of emotions as the sisters are. Or, perhaps they could make rude and insensitive insults about the Arendellers' life choices, outraging the Arendellers a bit. For example:
- King Westergaard assumes that Kristoff, due to his background as an ice harvester, is a Social Climber who will become a Gold Digger if he marries Anna, not because of the genuine feelings he has for her. Alternately, he'll call Kristoff undeserving of being Anna's boyfriend due to him not being royal blooded, or make snobbish and inappropriate remarks on his humility or attachment to Sven.
- He could also call Elsa a witch who is unfit to rule a kingdom, relating to the popular theory that Arendelle is still secretly feared and despised by its trade partners and neighbours for having a sorceress as its queen, and that people like King Westergaard still hold prejudiced and contemptuous opinions of magic users like Elsa.
- He might also mock Anna for her choice for a partner, telling that she deserves someone of equal footing, not some lowly peasant oaf like Kristoff. Or that he'll tell her that she and Elsa don't deserve to run a kingdom, stating that men like one of his sons should rule Arendelle instead (if he thinks women should Stay in the Kitchen).
- If King Westergaard becomes the Big Bad of the sequel, he'll be a Contrasting Sequel Antagonist and Shadow Archetype compared to his son, with the difference being that while Hans almost killed Anna and Elsa out of desperation, the king has no qualms killing anybody, having been desensitized to violence for so long. Plus, while Hans has a chance to redeem himself, the king has no desire to end his tyranny. Also, he'll be one of the darker Disney villains, on par with Frollo, Scar or Lotso the Hugging Bear. And should he realize that Hans has escaped, joining the heroes, he might try to kill his own wife as a way to not only spite his own youngest son (given that he was his mother's favourite), but also to rub out any potential threats, real or perceived, to his power base.
- King Westergaard could also be Agdar's Foil and Shadow Archetype, in that while both are kings, Westergaard represents what Agdar could have been if he did not exercise restraint in his power of authority: an abusive father, a neglectful husband who sees his spouse as a baby-producing object, and a ruthless authoritarian who rules his kingdom through fear. While both are responsible for children developing mental health issues, Agdar only wanted to keep Elsa and Anna safe, but Hans' father is unfeeling towards his sons.
- If Elsa is revealed to have directly executed the decision to send Hans back to his family, she will be horrified at herself and unsure of what to do next, after realizing how monstrous his father is. As a sign that he is beginning to improve, Hans could comfort her by bluntly stating that it was his own murderous actions which got him sent back and that she should not feel guilty for doing so, as she had no idea that his family was so messed up in the first place. She will also sympathize and tell him that her experiences have taught her exiling oneself to self-loathing isn't the answer, so she thinks that Hans should go on a Redemption Quest and is willing to help him. Hans will be skeptical about this, and bluntly assumes she's wasting her time as he's given up all hope. However, as they continue, Elsa will give him an Armor-Piercing Question that causes Hans to realize not all hope is lost and wonder if he could have forged a better path by deciding to stay in Arendelle. He begins to like Elsa, since she's treating him with kindness in spite of his backstory, as she made him realize how he wasted all of his potential on earning the admiration of a callous monster.
- As this goes on, the gang will learn a bit more about the true and ugly reason why the King of the Southern Isles singled Hans out for abuse in the first place, and begin to regret sending him back to a living Hell on Earth. Someone, presumably a sorcerer, tells them that Hans is tied to the MacGuffin the Arendellers are looking for and that he was born with magical powers like Elsa, but it caused his father to humiliate him for this reason. Knowing the full and deadly potential of his son's magic should it go haywire, the king may have consulted with another sorcerer at some point, who transferred Hans' powers to the MacGuffin, but also left the king with a warning: a prophecy that "one of his 13 sons will betray him." Obviously, the king thinks the traitor is Hans due to his powers, kills the sorcerer, hides the MacGuffin away to prevent anybody from knowing about his secret, and as a result, became increasingly suspicious of his sons and authoritarian in ruling his big kingdom and family, alongside instigating the bullying of Hans so that none of his children will overthrow him. The MacGuffin will be the key for Hans to unlock his powers, and although he plays a big part in ending his father's tyranny, it will ultimately be one of his 12 brothers who kills the king for good in an interesting Prophecy Twist. Upon hearing this, the gang would be left utterly conflicted in regards to their opinion of Hans and his family, as while they currently despise him for what he did, they also feel pity for the 13 sons for the abuse they endured under their evil father, and how it shaped them over the years. At the same time, they now understand that the true villain behind all of the mess that occurred in the first movie is neither Hans nor his 12 brothers, but their father the King of the Southern Isles, especially if the second sorcerer or person tells them that the king ordered Agdar and Idunas deaths just for criticizing his regime when they showed up for potential trade negotiations. As far as the traitor son mentioned in the prophecy, the gang presumes it will be Lars, who isn't a "Well Done, Son!" Guy unlike his brothers. Also, after witnessing Hans and his brothers' bad experience with their own father, Elsa and Anna realize it isn't a bad thing to not be like your own parents.
- Potential powers Hans could manifest:
- Many fanworks depict him having fire powers to counter Elsa's frost, despite not having them in canon.
- Reality Warping. Hans is capable of bending reality like Haruhi Suzumiya, but it poses a bigger crisis than Elsa's Endless Winter, and one that may have the potential to threaten all of reality should he have a superpower meltdown, with the additional Aesop that Reality Warping Is Not a Toy.
- Superpower Lottery. He is capable of manifesting a multitude of powers, including electricity, flight, telekinesis and Eye Beams.
- Combination of all of the above. This makes him a Flying Brick on par with Superman, with him being a Type 5 or 6 on the Super Weight scale.
- Potential powers Hans could manifest:
- A scene in the Final Battle may involve the king giving the usual Disappointed in You tirade to Hans, to which Hans has had enough, calls him out for his atrocities and tells him that he doesn't deserve the respect. The king tries Offing the Offspring for this, but Hans retaliates and gives him a severe No-Holds-Barred Beatdown for his abuses. Hans could also tell the king that his adventures with Elsa and her friends made him slowly realize how his family's harsh methods of ruling — lying on a whim, tormenting others for personal gain, abusing the power of authority — was morally wrong from the beginning and that his journey to earn their respect was self-destructive. Mocking his youngest son for his reluctance in killing people, the king attempts to goad Hans into finishing him off for good. Hans then comes within an inch of landing the final blow on his father, but stops when someone, noticing that he's about to Jump Off The Slippery Slope and become the very thing he once hated, tells him that while the king has it coming, killing him would make Hans the ideal son his father always wanted, and so, Hans simply backs out, having realized if eliminating his father would satisfy him. Hans' other eleven brothers try to attack him for this, but Lars intervenes and tells that their father is the one responsible for who they are today, and that he truly doesn't care for them. The King confirms this, causing the other eleven sons to have a massive Heel Realization, and they all immediately defect en masse and sever their ties from him.
- When Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff notice Hans' brothers or government officials violently harassing and beating up peasants for more money, the Arendellers try to intervene, only for them to be thrown in prison. Alternately, the four try to enter the forbidden areas, wanting to know what's going on, but realize that these "forbidden areas" are actually forced labor camps the king uses to condemn political prisoners. Appalled at the dictatorial nature of Hans' homeland, a scene in the sequel shows the four talking about the Isles once they realize the horrifying Crapsaccharine World it truly is: while it may be far more prosperous and technologically advanced than Arendelle, the only things lacking there are friendship and compassion, as it's a dystopia with everything being hollow despite the extravagance. Its people are Stepford Smilers, but its ruler is a ruthless tyrant who has no empathy. His wrath knowing no bounds, the king only cares for himself and is "frozen-hearted," viewing things such as love or loyalty with great contempt. And since he expresses ignorant opinions on women, they'll wonder how he can be morally bankrupt and cling on to outdated views despite ruling a highly prosperous and modernized place. According to them, the Isles is a land of contradictions and hypocrisy: its economy is booming, yet everything is barren; the people are always smiling, but they're faked; the king is powerful, but he is someone far worse than Hans; the kingdom is far more powerful than Arendelle, but everything is run on people's fear of what the king does. The four are repulsed at the downright toxic legal system, since anyone could be easily jailed easily via Kangaroo Courts, and the king perverted it to suit his whims as he assumes All Crimes Are Equal, no matter how minor or petty they are. To them, the Isles is actually a cesspool of hatred and paranoia under the King of the Southern Isles, not the beacon of wealth and power as they thought it was. They might also be appalled that he condemned Hans to slavery not for attempted regicide, but for sullying the Westergaard name. Ultimately, the four concede that Hans' father is really a tyrannical monster who should be dethroned for all the evil he committed, especially after finding out he murdered Elsa and Anna's parents for disproportionate reasons. When the four call the King of the Southern Isles out for running what in essence is a repressive Police State, he makes it clear that he has no desire to stop his tyranny.
- From their perspective after realizing how grim the situation is, it may harden Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf's perspective on King Westergaard, who had all the luxuries, the wealth and the power, yet still wanted more and contemptuously looked down on the poor. To them, the perks of being king would have been enough, but what more could the King of the Southern Isles want, especially by scaring his subjects into submission, or abusing his family just to show off? Why ruin and squander everything for his own personal ambition and greed? To the four, while old man Westergaard professes to be a Knight Templar Well-Intentioned Extremist ruler who claims to be The Good King, it's nothing but hogwash.
- During their Enemy Mine moment, the four give Hans an Armor-Piercing Question, asking if the king's actions count as "justice," and if he ever found satisfaction trying to earn his father's respect. Hans will attempt to dodge the question or is unable to respond back.
- Also in the same scene, the four will be confused at the royal family's dynamics. Despite being fraught with issues, Kristoff's adoptive troll family and the sisters' parents were genuinely caring and loving, but upon seeing Hans' situation, they realize the Westergaards crank the Dysfunctional Family trope Up to Eleven with misogynistic and arrogant royals, a father who is a violent oppressor two times over, and 13 sons that are at each other's throats and use highly questionable means, including taunts and outright violence, to earn their father's respect. The four also realize that growing up in such a macabre environment was a major factor behind Hans' actions in Arendelle.
- Olaf's innocence would have him horrified at the idea that truly evil persons like King Westergaard do exist, and are capable of doing such atrocities. At this moment, Anna, Kristoff and Elsa are grateful that Agdar didn't turn out like King Westergaard. When they call the king out on his cruelty towards his people, he'll state that the words "hero" and "villain" are created by the weak-willed, calls the Arendellers interlopers who have no business telling him how he should rule, and says that his subjects need an iron fist, not a velvet glove.
- Such is the king's reputation that when the four go to the Southern Isles to acquire the MacGuffin, they will be warned by someone on how hostile the king is and how the Southern Isles is a horrible place. The four will ignore their advice, thinking Hans' family are nice people, but once they witness the grim situation in the Isles, they'll realize that even they're truly terrified of arousing the king's wrath when they call him out on his evil.
- To understand what led him to be evil, the four think the King of the Southern Isles had a Freudian Excuse, such as Hans briefly mentioning that his paternal ancestors were unbearable. It actually strengthens Hans and his father as Foils to each other, as while Hans, with help from the crew, manages to overcome his past traumas, the king is a lost cause. If the four ask why he is so cruel and how could this justify his abusive rule, the king inverts it by stating he actually had loving parents who spoiled him, but he decided he wanted a better life because of his bloated ego, and so, he betrayed everyone he knew, including his family, cheated his way to the top so he can have the riches and power he thinks is his, and is still willing to cling on to the crown by all means necessary. Hans will be dismayed over this, stating that while what he did in Arendelle was wrong, he tried to justify it as him trying to escape his pathetic excuse for a father and did really want to be The Good King, combined with being angry that his mother was killed just to spite Hans out of pure malice and hatred. The king might also admit point-blank that he doesn't care what his 13 sons do, only that he molded them in his image and cared more about his reputation. Realizing he always had no empathy, the Arendellers finally understand there's nothing behind why the king relishes such atrocities: like Shao Kahn, the Joker and Ernst Blofeld, he just is. The king may in fact be the most vile and despicable person they've ever met, given the Paranoia Fuel surrounding him. Also, when the four call him out on murdering Agdar and Iduna, the king might just casually not care about it, much to their outrage.
- After the Final Battle, the defeated king might give the Arendellers a Hannibal Lecture on how their kindness and morals have made them soft and weak in ruling Arendelle, only for the them to retort and give a "World of Cardboard" Speech to the king, stating how their adventure have helped them to overcome their flaws (Elsa's insecurity and selflessness, Kristoff's stubbornness, Olaf's recklessness and Anna's naiveté), and a Kirk Summation on how his evil has caused the suffering and hurt of countless others, combined with telling him that a king and his crown should be a symbol of hope and prosperity, not one of tyranny and oppression. Having realized that their parents were killed by the king just for criticizing his rule when they came for trade negotiations, the four also tell the king that he is truly the only person around with an icy-cold, "frozen heart," as he was the person behind all the mess behind what happened in the last film. Hans corrects them, saying that while frozen hearts can be thawed, his father cannot be redeemed as he's way beyond that point. Enraged by his sons betraying him, the king has a villainous second wind and tries to attack Hans, but Lars pulls a Big Damn Heroes moment and knocks the king out, causing him to have a Disney Villain Death. Upon seeing the king's battered corpse after he took the plunge, neither his own sons nor the Arenedellers have no regrets in offing the man, seeing that he deserved the Karmic Death after seeing how despicable he truly was.
- Since this is a kid-friendly movie, perhaps we may be given a Gory Discretion Shot, where vultures start circling overhead before swooping down.
- The sorcerer's curse upon the king was fulfilled, as the "traitor son" mentioned in their prophecy was Lars, despite Hans having a major role in the king's downfall.
- Having found the MacGuffin, the crew gives it to Hans, as he realized that this was the true source of everybody's troubles, breaks it open, and finally regains the magical powers he was stripped of by his father when he was a child.
- At the end of the sequel, there could be an And There Was Much Rejoicing scene, as the populace, free of King Westergaard's tyranny, hail his Lars and Hans as the heroes who overthrew their Archnemesis Dad, and encourage the two to lead the kingdom towards a path of prosperity and freedom. Hans, after much Character Development and his adventures with Elsa and company, realizes he didn't want the crown, and so, he urges Lars to become the new King of the Southern Isles, given that he wasn't as obsessed with proving his worth to their father, unlike their brothers. In a CMOH, Hans also reconciles with the other eleven, as they now realize how their father's Social Darwinist mindset corrupted them long ago.
- A few months after the events of the movie, a wedding ceremony takes place, with Kristoff and Anna marrying after spending some time dating. Hans has not only reconciled with the others but also his brothers, who also attend the ceremony.
- Elsa and Hans may have Foe Romance Subtext, or really appreciate each other platonically - Elsa forgives Hans and he genuinely becomes more humanitarian, unbelievably.
- Or Hans is now in a relationship with Elsa, and everybody implores him to marry her. At first, Hans is a bit reluctant about this, given what happened, but he changes his mind and Elsa accepts his proposal, in a scene that's reminiscent of how he first proposed to Anna at the end of "Love is an Open Door", and which implies that their ceremony would be worthy of Physical Gods.
- Strained Relationships: Hans and Lars are strained and the two have barely spoken after what occurred in Arendelle. It's clear Hans regrets his actions, but he's too full of anger with himself that he directs it to the sisters, while Lars does want to help his little brother but can't see how in their positions. Meanwhile, Anna and Elsa go into a conflict that spirals out of control because Elsa is afraid they will lose their close bond because of her. When she sees Elsa and Hans bonding, Anna is uncomfortable with it and assumes something more sinister is going on, further damaging the conflict with her sister. Also, Anna and Kristoff's relationship starts to lose its spark, and trying to fix what they individually think is the problem rather than communicate only causes more misunderstanding. Meanwhile, the Duke has lost the respect of his people due to his actions in Arendelle, but his attempts to mend trading ties only causes more trouble. Ultimately, only by learning from and working with each other, do all parties find a way to reconcile.
- Mirrors: Since Hans was based on the mirror from The Snow Queen, his father may very well represent the Devil/Evil spirit/Troll who made it. He has moulded his sons into reflections of himself, not for their benefit, but to fuel his ego. After Hans goes through Hell, he realizes this mindset and behaviour is flawed. In important scenes, we see him and the other characters expressing what is truly in their hearts as reflections when alone. Near the end, after going through some self-reflection, he decides to adopt this idea instead, mirroring people so that they'd see what they're doing is wrong and fix it.
- Gloves: Gloves will be featured as an allegory for the suppression of one's true self again. While his gloves were pristine white in the first film, Hans will wear either his now dirty pair or black leather ones this time to symbolize the losing battle of hiding his corrupted, damaged side after his crimes in Arendelle. He only bothers to keep wearing gloves to have some semblance of refinement and to hide the scars on his hands. To show he does feel some guilt for giving into his dark side, Hans begins to pull one off early in the film, but sees his scars and decides he must hide still. Near the middle of the story, his gloves start to tear up, showing he's losing this image he's built up. When he finally breaks, the gloves will come off and stay off for the remainder of the film. Now with his bare hands freed, Elsa will notice his scars and question what happened, even at one point brushing her own bare hands on his scars. Since this is a kid-friendly film, Hans will not plainly admit to committing Self-Harm, only imply it by saying, "I'm used to pain." Later, thinking the sisters are a threat to him now, the king offers Hans a chance to be forgiven and be first in line for the throne if he agrees to side with him. Hans does briefly consider it, but seeing his scarred hands and remembering Elsa's concern for him, reaffirms his decision to cut ties with his father and finally have the courage to call him out. The King of the Southern Isles could wear red gloves to symbolize the metaphorical blood on his hands. Unlike Elsa or Hans, his facade is merely skin deep because he doesn't hide that he's an unpleasant and ruthless monster, only how much he can and will be. When the gloves come off, he is figuratively and literally prepared to get his hands dirty.
- Repercussions: The events of the first film inadvertently cause problems for the main characters now. By ending all business with Weselton, people in Arendelle who depend on their products and have family living there will be angry at this decision. When outside kingdoms learn that Anna and Elsa sent Hans back to the Southern Isles, they are furious because of how hostile King Westergaard is and how the Southern Isles is a horrible place, causing all of them to end all business with Arendelle and decree they want nothing to do with people who anger the king, presumably because one of his 12 older sons married off their daughters, as the Isles could use it as a bargaining chip to secure better trade deals. Meanwhile, the sisters get into an argument that goes out of control, but when they try to patch up things, it only makes the situation worse, while a separate argument between Anna and Kristoff is brewing. The Duke himself has lost both his important status and respect of his people for his actions, so his only interest at first is to do good to restore his status, but it only ends up making things worse for him. Hans has, of course, been reduced to slave labour for what he did. However, the king cares not for what almost happened to the sisters, only that Hans got caught and embarrassed the Westergaards, forcing to Hans to think he must find a new way to redeem himself to his father. His attempt at this gets him in more trouble with the sisters and his father flat out admits he never cared for any of his sons, only that they make him a more powerful king. Going through a massive Heel Realization, Hans accepts he's done awful things and, until convinced otherwise, essentially gives up on life. Any and all good decisions they make only make things worse, such as attempting to help Hans overcome his issues with his family and convincing him to seek redemption, which causes a sense of mistrust. While everyone manages to overcome their problems, they all realize even good intentions can lead to problems unless they think things through.
- Parents' Approval: Hans' actions are drawn from his hopeless desire to be his father's favorite son before secretly admitting that deep down, he always knew the king will only ever see his children as henchmen and a fan club, but believed he'd be the first to truly earn his respect because of how bad he wanted it. He admits that all he ever cared for was his father's love and respect, but now realizes he's an unfeeling tyrant who needs to be dethroned, so he rebels. Meanwhile, Elsa still appears to have some fear of not living up to her own father's legacy. In fact, a problem she may encounter is people calling out sending Hans back to a country she knew nothing about and severing connections with Weselton, comparing her negatively to her father. After having witnessed Hans' bad experience with his own father, Elsa realizes that she cannot be exactly like her father and that isn't a bad thing. If the Brotherhood of the Isles is introduced, they might be a Foil to the trolls: while the trolls are a hidden race of non-humans who are friendly and helpful to Arendelle's royal family, the Brotherhood is a group of well-known humans who aid people in secret yet have no loyalty to the current king and wish for someone nicer to replace him. The leader of the Brotherhood might become a sort of mentor/fairy godparent/Parental Substitute for Hans, aiding him on a possible Redemption Quest and helping fill his lonely life with the guidance and mentorship he never got from his father or brothers. Over time, they guide and teach him how to stand on his own feet, have fun and enjoy life, and accept that he doesn't have to rely on his abusive family anymore.
- Forgiveness: A major recurring theme in several fan-made stories involving Hans, though his actions at first clearly show he doesn't care about anyone forgiving him other than his father. Then his father tries to kill him and admits point-blank he cares for no one, not even his own wife, or his thirteen sons. Hans goes into self-exile, deciding he can't forgive himself for anything he's done or feel he has any right to be forgiven until Elsa convinces him otherwise. His adventure helps him rediscover the more peaceful person he used to be and be willing to go through lengths to be forgiven by the sisters. Elsa even asks him why he cares about being forgiven now when he didn't before, he responds it's because she showed him sympathy in spite of his crimes. Meanwhile, the Duke of Weselton is involved with helping the sisters go to the Southern Isles on the condition that they restore business so that he'd get his status back home restored. Like how he was a Foil to Hans in the film, he's one here again; he fakes wanting to be a good person for his own benefit, realizes when he has no other choice what he's done is wrong and turns over a new leaf for real, except Hans spends a majority of his time helping Elsa while the Duke spends his time aiding Anna and Kristoff. Elsa herself is still haunted by the night she struck Anna with her magic, coupled with some lingering belief it's her fault her parents died, but her experience with Hans helps her see she must learn to forgive herself. Ultimately, all the characters from the first film are able to make their peace and help each other out, even if it means going against King Westergaard, the only character no one wants to forgive after he ultimately makes it clear he has no desire to stop his evil ways.
- No one is just one thing: To make the forgiveness theme stronger, the film will have An Aesop of "We all have layers and it is unfair to reduce anyone to a label." Hans and the Duke of Weselton are shown to be more than mere villains of the sisters' story and therefore worthy of forgiveness for their transgressions, while Elsa overcomes the simplified impressions people have of her as an idealized pillar or a dangerous monster, allowing them to see her as she wishes to be seen: a human being with a flashy quirk.
- Kindness brings out the best in people: To counter the king's evil, the sisters show sympathy or kindness to the people who wronged them in the past when they learn more about them and how they came to be. The Duke of Weselton gets kindness from Anna when it becomes clear he has no means to fixing his status back home, while Elsa shows sympathy to Hans after he breaks down from guilt and the realization his father wants him dead. It causes both of them to turn over a new leaf.
- Inability to comprehend good and evil: This will run on both sides.
- Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will be confused at the goings-on of the Westergaard clan.
- When the Arendellers decide to visit the Southern Isles, they'll be confused as to why Hans wanted to seize control of Arendelle and assume he's an evil jerk who got his just desserts, but they don't know that he's a severe victim of neglect who did it out of a desperation to win his heartless father's love at all costs. They will also assume that Hans' family members are not like Hans, only to realize that not all families are happy.
- Plus, they will have a hard time comprehending the general cynicism surrounding the kingdom, as it's a crapsaccharine dystopia with corrupt and/or decadent royals, general hatred of what the King does on a daily basis, and an incredibly harsh justice system. They would also be utterly baffled at the ruling family's dynamics, as the Westergaards exaggerate the Dysfunctional Family trope Up to Eleven.
- To rationalize the king's temperament, they'll assume he has a Freudian Excuse, only to slowly realize he has none or that he just gave a lousy reason to justify his tyranny over his subjects. The king of the Southern Isles could ridicule them for believing in things like compassion and virtue, as he perceives such qualities to be "weaknesses" below him, and that such "weaknesses" must be purged from one's mind in order to be successful.
- Likewise, Hans and his brothers might have trouble understanding altruism at first.
- If Hans unwittingly falls into a trap set up by his father, but only to be saved by the gang, he wonders why they saved him despite their mutual animosity and suspects a hidden agenda. Since genuine compassion of any kind is alien to him as he grew up in a household that preaches Social Darwinism over anything else, he also mocks their belief in The Power of Friendship and Love, and thinks it makes them look idiotic, but it falls flat on his face when he realizes the gang has no ulterior motives to save him and that he's the idiot who believed in such things. It takes a massive Heel Realization for him to understand not all hope is lost and that he wasted his life on pleasing an unfeeling sociopath.
- Except for Lars, who is the Token Good Teammate of the Westergaards, the other 11 sons, who are sycophantic flunkies for the king, might encounter this problem at some point, making them wonder if their father really cared for them or if he actually used them for selfish reasons, and because of this, they immediately betray him, but the king will question why they're supporting Hans, Lars, and the Arendellers. Hans gives him a "World of Cardboard" Speech, telling how the sisters and their friends have helped him and his brothers see that they don't have to be the sons their father wanted to make his life better and that they like them better after they chose to abandon their father's Social Darwinist mindset.
- The king, being the sociopathic Evil Overlord dictator that he is, thinks kindness to be a waste, and would ridicule the Arendellers for following such principles. He'll mock Kristoff's humility, and believes he and Anna are a doomed romance, but they come out stronger after overcoming their issues. Likewise, he'll also assume the same thing with Hans and Elsa, as he'll think Hans will help Elsa out of fear of her or for protection, but Hans actually listens to her since unlike his father, she was unconditionally good to him and sympathizes with his past despite not being ready to forgive him. In the climax, he'll assume his sons are weak and will come back to serve him, but having realized their mother was indeed the only good thing in their life, the sons instead state he doesn't deserve to be their father anymore.
- Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf will be confused at the goings-on of the Westergaard clan.
- What Is Evil?: The King of the Southern Isles' MO is Despotism Justifies the Means, meaning that he doesn't care if he's a greedy dictator, as long as he stays in power. He also cares not what his sons do, only that they make him a more powerful king. If Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff call him out on his evil, the Hans' father could fire back, stating that words such as "good" and "evil" are subjective terms invented by the weak-willed, cowards get crushed easily, and that the only thing that matters is seizing power in what he thinks is a dog-eat-dog world.
- What is family?: While Anna and Elsa's parents were misguided in their attempts, ultimately they were loving and caring to each other and to their children. Likewise, Kristoff's adopted troll family may be a bit overbearing and inappropriate, but they mean well and love Kristoff a lot. If they visit the Southern Isles, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and Kristoff will be left utterly confused at the ruling Westergaard clan's deep-seated problems once they witness the goings-on, realizing that despite their flaws, Kristoff's adoptive troll family and the sisters' parents were genuinely caring and loving. However, upon seeing Hans' situation, they realize the Westergaards are full of narcissistic and arrogant royals, a father who is a violent oppressor and domestic abuser, and 13 sons at each other's throats. Being a neglectful parent and spouse, the king's abrasive attitude was a major factor in why the entire family is so miserable, with many of the older sons being fraught with a wide range of mental health issues such as a Lack of Empathy, immaturity and being dependent on their father for emotional support. The women of the clan are seen by their neglectful spouses as baby-producing objects and/or as status symbols, and cope with their unhappy married lives by drinking wine.
Just as Frozen was centred on subverting the Prince Charming and Love at First Sight tropes, Frozen 2 will subvert another common fairy tale trope: Beauty and the Beast. Hans will meet a woman who is aware of his past but will be confident that she can "fix" him with love. But Hans being a deceptive man, he will use this to manipulate her somehow into escaping the Southern Isles and getting his revenge against Elsa and Anna. At the end, having realized he's way too "frozen-hearted" to be "fixed" with love as she was unwittingly tricked by him into his scheme (just as how Hans faked his romance with Anna), she ultimately gives up on him, moving on to another guy who genuinely loves her.
- Touched on in the original movie when the trolls say to Anna "We're not saying you can change him".
- Maybe a past friend who fell in love with Hans when they were young, but the two became separated as time went by. Years later, she tries to reconnect with him, but she's told about his crimes against Arendelle...and she refuses to believe it. Even after Hans personally drags himself out to confirm that it's all true, and describes it all to her in detail, she still thinks he's making it all up, to everyone's exasperation.
He will pull a few strings, and get a message out to the flame queen asking for help, claiming that he was wrongfully imprisoned by a tyrannical ruler. Hans will then formulate a Batman Gambit to transform the benevolent flame queen into an Inspector Javert bent on bringing what she thinks is an evil tyrant to justice by any means necessary.
- Elsa must try not to 'lose her cool'.
About a year or so after the events of the first film, Elsa throws a grand ball celebrating the marriage of Anna and Kristoff. At the reception, Hans shows up uninvited, asking for the royal family to forgive him, but Elsa, not trusting trust him due to his past deeds, throws him out of the kingdom, threatening to have him arrested for treason if he ever shows up again. Bitter, Hans concocts a revenge scheme.scheme.
- It doesn't pan out as Hans hoped, so he eventually gives up.
Elsa, infuriated by Hans' actions, loses her cool and leads Arendellian armed forces against the Southern Isles. She soon finds that this is what Hans' brothers counted on, and that Hans was sent to assasinate Arendelle's royalty and take over the kingdom to use as another stepping stone for their empire. It's possible that Hans' brothers may have used his knowledge of Elsa's powers to craft a plan in defeating her.
- Alternatively, due to all of the trouble that he put her in, Anna still feels revengeful towards Hans and is the one who decides to lead the Arendellian Armed Forces against the Southern Isles. Anna could have decision-making power to do so when Elsa is busy or unwell.
- Or maybe someone else orders Elsa to lead the forces against the Isles. Said someone is intentionally doing this so they could eventually seize control of Arendelle and the Southern Isles via an elaborate Batman Gambit while Playing Both Sides against each other.
Additionally, Kristoff, Anna and Elsa realize they're woefully unprepared to face what turns out to be a dictatorial and warmongering regime harbouring imperialistic ambitions, a history of brutally subjugating their colonies (including slavery and genocidal campaigns; such barbarianism would cause the three to be horrified about this shocking discovery), and an extremely powerful and highly advanced military.
- Alternatively, the Southern Islanders, along with the Weselton people, could still be bitter for the events that Elsa's powers caused. Elsa reluctantly has to send Arendellian armed forces against the Southern Isles and Weselton. She wishes to find a peaceful way to settle the conflicts, but Anna is eager to fight, so she somehow takes over from Elsa and causes the conflict to mushroom even more. Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven now have to calm down Anna, then end the fighting between the other places. They also realize that Arendelle had never been to war for centuries, so they must find a way to rebuild their military, defeat the Southern Isles, and liberate its colonies. Eventually, the events are resolved.
Given that he's one of the most hated villains in Disney canon (even beating out people who have actually succeeded in killing someone), he's going to have to do a lot to prove to Anna and Elsa (and the audience) that he's worthy of a second chance. This will involve being the Butt-Monkey of the group most of the time, getting picked on by all of Arendelle, almost suffering a HeelFace Door-Slam, and a near Heroic Sacrifice - and he probably still won't be entirely forgiven by the end. But he'll have earned his second chance and be allowed to stay in Arendelle and away from his abusive family, which will go a long way towards cementing his HeelFace Turn in any future media.
Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Sven and Olaf will have to deal with a problem that not only threatens Arendelle, but also the Southern Isles. So they go off to find a certain sideburns-sporting red-haired and green-eyed prince, who has been punished to work in the stables, and try to convince him - but he'll be grouchy, rude, pessimistic, and cynical towards them at first - earning a Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers! speech from the gang. After realizing that could be his big moment, it's possible that Hans will get a Heel Realization and slowly become more of an Anti-Villain in the sequel, thus giving him a possible shot at his eventual HeelFace Turn.
It's highly likely that the gang will understand a few facts about Hans in the process:
- Hans' Dark and Troubled Past, which is what made him into the man he is today.
- Some fanfics expand on the possibility of Hans having fire powers, similar to Elsa carrying ice powers - this is why his family, apart from his mother and Lars, treated him so poorly.
- Elsa, Anna and the others would be baffled by the concept of an abusive family, and eventually, realize why Hans became so cold-hearted in the first place - resulting in them pitying Hans. It's possible that they could call his father and brothers out for their years of abuse and neglect towards Hans.
- They could also learn a bit of the Southern Isles' history (or witness the true nature of the regime), and be really shocked and horrified at how Hans' father, an extremely stone-cold, ruthless and tyrannical dictator, uses violent and brutal methods to torture and execute prisoners, regularly strong-arms villagers for not paying taxes on time and silences any critics of the regime. Serious drama could occur if either Elsa or Anna lose their temper at the king and his sons for running an exceptionally totalitarian Police State, leading to Hans's father throwing a fit and sentencing them to be executed, resulting in the gang and Hans having to take on the Southern Isles monarchy alongside the sequel's main antagonist.
- The trolls use his remaining love to give Hans a more positive outlook on life. Olaf, despite sharing the others' dislike of Hans, could also try to help the fallen prince to become more optimistic.
Some fanfics show him working as an unpaid servant in Arendelle as punishment, and give him a shot at his Heel Realization and redemption. Also, Foe Yay Shipping between him and Elsa occurs among a lot of fans, despite the fact Hans tried to murder her and Anna.
- Frozen Fever shows Hans shovelling manure at the royal stables as part of his penalty. Maybe it's later decided that it would be more appropriate for him to serve out his sentence in the country he committed the crime and he's transferred to Arendelle.
Elsa is unversed in the more underhanded side of ruling a kingdom, but Hans is clearly both well educated and Street Smart, and the Queen realizes that her new friend/significant other can be valuable as an advisor. Although Hans doesn't become an all-powerful king, he gets to leave the Southern Isles behind, and he is respected and listened to, earning a balance of what he deserves and what he dreams of.
- Working for Elsa can jokingly be referred to as a "punishment" for Hans' attempted regicide, like calling his position community service.
And if Hans does perform a HeelFace Turn, he will help Anna and Elsa, defying his father. When his father gives him the usual Disappointed in You "The Reason You Suck" Speech, Hans has had enough simply stands up and calls him out for all the horrible things he does and tells him that he deserves no respect. The king tries to kill him for this and calls him "too soft, like his mother," but Hans retaliates and contemplates killing him, but only stops when someone, probably either Lars, Anna or Elsa, tells him that while his father had it coming, murdering someone out of hatred would make Hans the ideal son. Because he no longer wants to be The Dutiful Son for his father, Hans listens to them and backs out. And when King Westergaard gives the Arendellers a Hannibal Lecture for being too soft and weak in ruling their kingdom, Kristoff, Anna and Elsa fire back and call him out for his abuses and the brutal manner in which he runs the Southern Isles, telling that he is truly the only person around with an icy-cold, "frozen heart". Hans corrects them, saying that while a frozen heart can be thawed, his father is way past the point of redemption as his heart is way too dark, hollow, and rotten to the core.
A scene in the sequel shows Elsa and company talking about the Southern Isles: while it may be far more powerful, technologically advanced and wealthier than Arendelle or the kingdoms they've visited so far, the only thing lacking there is friendship and compassion, as it's a dystopia with everything being shallow, barren, and cold. Its people are Stepford Smilers, but its king is a very corrupt and dictatorial man who rules with an iron fist yet doesn't understand mercy. His wrath knowing no bounds, King Westergaard only cared for himself and is "frozen-hearted" and cold-blooded. Concepts such as mercy, love or loyalty don't register in his head, as he often despised such virtues.
- There could be hints that the King has a Freudian Excuse, such as Hans mentioning in passing that his paternal grandparents are unbearable. It strengthens Hans and his father as Foils to each other, as Hans, with help from others, manages to overcome his past traumas, but the King is much too far gone too.
- Conversely, it might end up the King has no excuse. If he's asked why he is the way it is, he might just admit that he actually had loving parents who spoiled him and he decided he wanted a better life because of his ego, so he betrayed everyone he knew and manipulated his way to being a ruler so he can have the riches and power he thinks he deserves. Hans will be more than upset over this, stating that while what he did in Arendelle was terrible and inexcusable, he tried to justify it as him trying to escape a terrible family and did really want to be The Good King.
For whatever reason they come to the Southern Isles, they will decide to visit the royal stables so that Sven will have a place to sleep. There they find Hans, passed out from exhaustion. At first, because he's so overworked he thinks he's hallucinating and at first, bluntly ignores them. During this, Anna tries to talk down to him, making it clear he has no control over her, but he just passes it off. He starts to have fun with it, admitting he liked Anna's Skunk Stripe and that he thinks Elsa is "rather attractive" to them, leaving them baffled (and in Elsa's case, uncomfortable). When he sees Olaf, he thinks this confirms it's all in his head and starts laughing his head off. He ends up saying something rude, causing Olaf to throw a piece of coal at him. Hans snaps at him, but after a few seconds, he registers that a hallucination shouldn't hurt. After a few seconds of staring at the coal, he gives it back to Olaf, then poking him and the others to confirm they're real. Elsa grabs his finger and covers it in show, making him realize they aren't hallucinations. The situation actually gets serious for a moment as Hans panics at this realization. It becomes comical again when Anna points out Hans admitted to being attracted to Elsa, and she found that bit Actually Pretty Funny. Hans is outright embarrassed as he does a Face Palm, but Elsa is so awkward and unsure how to react to this that she orders them to promisenever to bring it up again. And Hans agrees with her on this.
As part of the theory that Hans' father will kill his wife during the sequel in order to stay in power, this may force Hans to realize if all the time he spent pleasing to the king was just a waste of time, alongside the harsh realization that his dad is a remorseless monster who would lie, manipulate and kill others, including his own family, in order to stay in power. Having realized the horrible man his father is, Hans first calls him out for the bad things he's done so far, but he won't have any and tries to kill his youngest son. Hans retaliates by grabbing him by the collar and proceeding to brutally beat the crap out of him to near-death. He contemplates killing him, but only stops when either Anna or Elsa tell him that while it would end the king's reign (as he had it coming), Hans will finally be the son he always wanted him to be. Because he no longer wants to be the ideal son for his father, Hans listens to them and backs out. And as far as Hans' twelve older brothers are concerned, they immediately apologize to Hans for bullying him over the years, and withdraw the support of their father, realizing that he only cared for himself by killing their mother out of spite.
- Alternatively, Hans's brothers (except Lars, who leaves) immediately start fighting over the crown and accidentally wipe themselves out in the process.
Apart from aiding Hans in his redemption in the above theories, Anna, Elsa and Kristoff will be utterly disgusted with how King Westergaard brutally treats people and that he chose to condemn Hans to hard labour not for attempted murder, but for disgracing the family name. Horrified and shocked by the display of utter cruelty they witnessed in Hans' father, they start to question if sending Hans home was a good idea, combined with having a hard time understanding the king's MO killing people on a whim, lying to stay in power, believing that only the fittest survive, and forcing his family to emulate them. A serious drama could occur if the three call the king out for his abuse towards not just his youngest son, but also towards his own subjects.
Suppose he and Elsa do go through an Enemy Mine scenario, Hans claims he's only trying to seek redemption. Elsa initially doesn't believe him but knows she needs his help. He eventually double-crosses her, saying he's only trying to redeem himself to his father, but when Elsa points out that his father doesn't love him, Hans snaps at her and leaves in a huff. He comes across a trap set by his family, revealing that his father lied about giving Hans a chance at redemption just to lure him to his death. Broken by this, Hans doesn't bother fighting back, but is saved by Elsa of all people. He questions why she'd save his life after all he ever did to her and Elsa counters that while she does hate him for everything he's done, including trying to kill her, it's not enough to want to see him murdered. She tells him to leave and that she never wants to see him again. Alone, Hans tries to rationalize everything that's happened, trying to find some way of thinking it through the way his father wants him to see things how people use each other, only the fittest survive, and compassion is weakness before finally realizing his father's twisted way of thinking, which he never liked in the first place, is morally and fundamentally wrong. He realizes that he's the villain of the story, that love is not a weakness as Anna and Elsa live far happier lives than him and he's become someone he never wanted to be and yet someone who has a valid reason for hating him saved him, and he breaks down as a result. Deciding to at least help Elsa one last time, Hans goes into self-imposed exile. Assuming there is new magic introduced, it will reveal to Elsa Hans's life before coming to Arendelle, revealing that he Used to Be a Sweet Kid and his father's treatment was pure evil. Hans tells her that he's not the Machiavellian mastermind everyone in Arendelle thinks he is, he's just too desperate for a better life, and that he resorted to his family's schemes, so as a result, he hates himself more than everyone else does. Elsa, actually having sympathy for him, suggests he can change. Hans counters he DID change, he used to be a good person, but he was so eager to be a good man with bad people than he became a bad man to good people, hurting civilians for his father and almost killing a good family to escape. He feels there is no redemption for him and that despite admitting he's sorry for what he did, there's no point seeking forgiveness when he feels he doesn't deserve it. Elsa tries one last time to help him reconsider, but he responds by asking if she could ever forgive him. Elsa, after trying to think it over, responds that she doesn't know. Hans muses that it's not what he wanted to hear but it's better than what he expected before deciding to continue his exile. And as a mirror to how in the film the perception of Hans's character changed when he betrays Anna, this would ultimately change how Elsa sees him, as she leaves she says he shouldn't give up hope, he counters "Oh, I already have". This time, instead of the old smug and sinister Hans, it's now replaced with a Hans that's now totally broken and weak.
- Perhaps Hans has been punished and is not allowed to ride on his horse. Instead, he shovels the horse manure, as shown in Frozen Fever.
- Alternately, Arendelle took possession of Sitron.
Unless we see Sitron the horse again, who just vanished altogether (unless he's still in Arendelle), then Hans will have an animal who acts as a Foil to Sven that follows him around. This animal will probably be one associated with villains or evil, like a wolf or bat. As a Foil to Sven, it would be a carnivore and have a somewhat serious tone, acting as Hans' conscience but also behaving like The Spock. If a somewhat humorous moment happens, this animal would function as the Only Sane Man in the area, looking at everyone with a disapproving look. However, it would still have its own moments of fun and probably function as a Shipper on Deck, literally pushing a now repentant Hans into getting closer with Elsa.
- A good name for this sidekick would be Gorm. It is a name that sounds rather evil and putrid, but is the name of the first king of Denmark and means "God's mercy." Like his master, it symbolizes looking Beneath the Mask to find goodness. Plus it carries on the pseudo-tradition of the main characters' names being four letters long.
- Additionally, with the above theory on extra magic that Hans encounters, if it goes with Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane, maybe "Gorm" will "talk" to Hans when they are alone depending on how they meet, similar to how Quasimodo interacts with the gargoyles Victor, Hugo and Laverne when he's alone. Hans thinks that it's just him imagining a voice due to loneliness and deep-seated guilt, but when the two part ways, Hans outright questions if it was really all in his head or if something really was talking to him.
- A wolf would actually be an appropriate animal for Hans to have to follow him. The Southern Isles is likely based on Denmark, where wolves went extinct for the last 200 years, which would match Frozen's time period. Magic or no magic, a wolf would fit with Hans. In Frozen, the wolves might have gone extinct because of the king not liking them rather than any genuine concern for livestock. Gorm might be the last living wolf in the Southern Isles and he would act as a mirror for Hans: Used to Be a Sweet Kid but the king's evil and toxic influence ruined his life, forcing him to adopt a hostile and hardhearted exterior to survive. Going on an adventure with the heroes would change him and help him overcome his issues.
Hans briefly mentions the possibility of his father sending him to the brotherhood, where he will take a vow of silence. If we do see our heroes come to the Southern Isles, we might get to meet this brotherhood. They might play a role in the plot, acting as a Foil to the trolls; the trolls are a hidden race of non-humans who are friendly and helpful to the royal family, the Brotherhood is a group of well-known humans who aid people in secret yet have no loyalty to the current king and wish for someone nicer to take his place. If it turns out they have magic, then the leader, potentially being Ambiguously Human, acts a sort of mentor/fairy godparent figure for Hans, aiding him on a possible Redemption Quest.
They might eventually serve as a Parental Substitute, serving as replacement figures who fill Hans' lonely life with the guidance and mentorship he never got from his father or brothers. They guide and teach him how to stand on his own feet, have fun and enjoy life, and not be so bothered by the fact that he doesn't have to rely on his abusive family anymore.
During his adventure, Hans will have renounced loyalty to his father and realize his goal of becoming a king was because he wanted to impress him. If his father is overthrown, or dies by falling, there will be a vacancy. Caleb will either be too terrified to take the throne after what's occurred or wants nothing to do with the throne after seeing it's more work than he thought, as will most of Hans' brothers. Hans will actually be given the crown, but immediately realizes he never truly wanted to be a king. He suggests Lars be king, who admits he never wanted the throne, which is why Hans thinks he'd make a better leader. If he and Elsa grow close, she offers to let him stay and potentially rule Arendelle alongside her, but he rejects this as well, seeing Arendelle has a ruler unlike his father, but he's not against seeing her again.
King Westergaard is a Sociopath who saw any form of morality or kindness to be weak and a waste, and often scoffed or ridiculed those who followed such principles. It ends up being his Fatal Flaw, and the thing that leads to his downfall. For this reason, Hans gives him a "World of Cardboard" Speech, telling how the sisters and their friends have helped him see he doesn't have to be the son his father wanted to make his life better and that they like him better after he chose to abandon his issues and adopt his former non-violent mindset. The king looks down on Kristoff due to his humbleness and poverty and believes he and Anna are a doomed romance, but they end up getting through their issues and come out stronger. During Hans and Elsa going through their Enemy Mine scenario, he attempts to kill his son after the two split off, seeing that no one can save him and no one wants to save him, but Elsa ends up saving his life. His father thinks Hans will help Elsa out of fear of her or for protection, but Hans actually listens to her since, unlike his father, she was unconditionally good to him and sympathizes with his past despite not being ready to forgive him. In the climax, he expects Hans will be too terrified to face him and help Arendelle or will come back to serve him, but Hans stands up to him, calls him out as a cruel man and performs a Heroic Sacrifice to save Elsa that soon leads to his father's downfall and possible death.
Olaf, Elsa, Anna and Kristoff will remain confused in the sequel, if they decide to visit the Southern Isles, as to why Hans wanted to seize control of Arendelle, assuming he's an evil jerk who got his just desserts without realizing why he did it in the first place. Plus, when they visit Hans' kingdom, they'll be baffled as to why the people have grins plastered over their faces, unaware it's actually a Dystopia where people get killed for badmouthing the king or not paying their taxes on time. Also, when they realize the Isles' grimy secret, they'll wonder why the king has such a nasty temper and assume that he has some sort of Freudian Excuse to rationalize his behavior towards his 13 sons and subjects, only to realize that he has no such thing (or if he has one, it'll be a lousy one at the least) and that he simply uses it to selfishly abuse his power and authority over his family and kingdom. This ultimately leaves them struggling to understand how the king relishes in glee from the wanton violence he committed so far.
The two never met. Hans never knows who Olaf is, but Olaf knows of Hans and doesn't like him. So the two meeting isn't off to a good start. Olaf throws his coals at Hans, while Hans makes his limited patience with Olaf clear. As the two are forced to spend time together, they start to unintentionally bond and become Vitriolic Best Buds after Hans starts his HeelFace Turn.
To show Hans isn't pure evil or at the least regretting his actions, he performs a good deed without expecting a reward of some kind. This could be aiding a mother or saving a child from harm. Someone, possibly Elsa since she's likely meant to be the protagonist of the film, will be the only one who notices without him being aware of their presence.
In the first movie, there were two made by Pabbie. The first was telling Elsa that fear would be her enemy, though it turned out to be her own fear rather than the fear of others. The second was telling Anna that an act of true love would thaw a frozen heart, which turned out to be her giving her own life to save her sister and convince Elsa to embrace love instead loneliness. There may be one that occurs.
He's told by a mysterious figure that he will cut ties with the person who ruined his life and it will lead to him getting what he wants most. At first, he believes the person who ruined him was Queen Elsa, so he attempts to put her in danger to get his father's forgiveness, which is what he thinks he really wants. Instead, his father admits he was counting on Hans dying in a way that would avoid controversy. Completely broken by this revelation, Hans doesn't bother defending himself when his father tries to commit the deed himself, but Elsa saves his life, shocking them both. Now recognizing what he's become, Hans decides to go into self-exile, but Elsa convinces him to seek redemption for what he's done. During their adventure, Hans grows fond of her and helps her, even if he believes he'll never be forgiven. Near the end, Hans turns on his father, realizing HE is the one who ruined his life, but then his father blames Elsa for turning Hans and his kingdom against him, causing him to try and murder her. Not wanting her dead, Hans takes the blow for Elsa, mortally wounding him and it leads to his father's potential death. As Hans lays dying, Elsa finally forgives him, which is something he really wanted. Hearing this lets him die in her arms with a look of relief. The mysterious figure brings him back to life, seeing he's earned a second chance.
- Alternately, these hallucinations could be fragments of Hans' mind coming out, and soon enough, he discovers that he has Reality Warping powers. However, this goes haywire when he accidentally loses control over it, creating a far bigger crisis than Elsa's Endless Winter, one that has the potential to end all of reality if Hans loses total control over his powers. It's now the job of the sisters to help him.
- Some sort of giants, whether literal, spiritual or metaphorical will be a new magical aspect.
The sequel may feature the discovery of other people with magic powers like Elsa. These magic-wielding people live in some sort of secret, isolated society until their existence is made known to the sisters, and they decide to visit them, maybe because they are asking for Elsas help, or maybe just so that Elsa can meet people with magic like herself. These people will live far up north near a volcano (because at D23 2017, a video showed the research team taking a trip to Lapland and to Iceland inside a volcano.
- There may be lots more focus on the four seasons and elements in Frozen II.
- Its possible there are only 4 magic users in existence (Elsa being one of them), one for each element/season, and they have not only the ability to manipulate their element but also change the seasons. It could be like this:
- Spring = Earth
- Summer = Fire
- Autumn = Wind
- Winter = Water/Ice
- The villain may be a magic-wielding man of some sort, and the climax will be a battle of the elements between Elsa and the villain.
- There may be lots more focus on the four seasons and elements in Frozen II.
- In the Broadway show, there are characters called the Hidden Folk who take the place of the trolls. They may make a return in the sequel.
It's become clear that Elsa's snow characters only come to life due to some strong emotion she has when she makes them. Olaf from her sisterly love for Anna, Marshmallow from her desire for solitude and the Snowgies from her fun-loving side. During her adventures, she will probably create a new one.
One rumour going is that Olaf will get a love interest, he would probably ask Elsa to make a snowwoman for him, but it never comes to life. If she and Olaf adventure with Hans and his own animal companion, there will be a point where they make a snowman as a means of bonding. It should be noted that this snowwoman wouldn't be made from any romantic feelings, but a sense of empathy and compassion Elsa would show someone she's supposed to only hate. If the snowwoman comes to life, Hans and Elsa have a brief dispute about how the snow characters come to life and if she planned this. Olaf isn't clueless as to what this is reminiscent of. This snowgirl would remain with them on their adventure, being clueless about Olaf's crush on her, asking Hans for some help in getting her interest. Later, Anna finds out and questions what happened, Elsa insists that she and Hans are just friends now. The snowgirl says she thought Hans was her boyfriend the whole time.
Olaf will learn much more than how to read, write or spell. He will serve as a supportive part of Anna and Elsa's bond until their parents return.
- Since Elsa made Olaf, many of his traits have come from what Elsa's actual feelings are. He is happy, full of humour and fun, and so is Elsa.
- Perhaps Olaf can read dreams- and discovers an odd fact. Elsa dreams in colour; Anna dreams in black and white.
At one point, Olaf will question how humans make other humans without magic and a mother tries to explain it involves a man and a woman "working together" before something causes her to stop. Because of it, Olaf basically wants someone to give him The Talk. Either he asks Anna and Kristoff during a possible period where their relationship is on the rocks or, during a possible Enemy Mine situation, he asks Elsa and Hans. Regardless of which pair, awkwardness and uncomfortable attempts to explain to him occur.
What is one of the typical elements of an epic movie? It's that someone dies during the adventure, and most of the time thats someone whos already well known and beloved in the movie.
In the last teaser shot, you see Anna grab Kristoffs sword (why does he even have one?) and attack an unfamiliar opponent with deadly force without so much as thinking. But let's look at the short scene one by one. You can see Anna, Kristoff and Elsa from behind, while they walking through the woods. Everyone moves very carefully and attentively until Anna notices something behind her and acts immediately - without even hesitating for a second. Looking at the surprised faces of Kristoff and Elsa, they do not seem to be astonished at Annas action, but look at something or someone behind her, not at Anna herself. By the way if you looked carefully, Anna closes her eyes shortly before she hits the target
I wonder, what must have happened there just short before that causes Anna to such an impulsive reaction and to a seemingly obvious acceptance of her companions against Annas behavior? Who but Sven and his other reindeer friends are missing in this trio, who is always at the side of his friends? Simple answer: Olaf.
Nobody knows, and of course the question also arises, whether Olaf - a character Elsa created - can even die at all. After all, in Olaf's Frozen Adventure, when he first completely melted in the sauna and was tossed out in Oaken's bucket. From the ice block, snap-frozen in the freezing cold winter air, he is then like peeled back out of the egg fresh and blithely. Nevertheless, in one scene of the teaser, where everyone is standing side by side and looking at this wonderfully wide valley landscape, it is noticeable that Olaf does not seem to need his own little flurry any more. Has he now become really alive? Mortal?
And there's an earlier teaser shot where the perpetually cheerful Olaf—who shows everyone his optimistic side, loves warm hugs and does not seem to be afraid of anything—clings to Elsa in a scene with eyes wide open in fear as she defends them both against a wall of fire. Apart from the fact that this fire wall somehow seems to have a heart shape, has anyone noticed that this pink fire reacts more like a force field? If you look at the scene in a loop, it looks like an invisible cocoon that throws Elsas ice beam back to the inside.
It's probable that Olaf will be fodder who gets killed off along the way, and that's something the sisters would take personally since Olaf is basically their child (they organized a massive manhunt when he got lost in the forest back in Olaf's Frozen Adventure, and even before this, Anna had slid drawings of Olaf (and even a doll) under Elsa's door every Christmas for the last 13 years).
Hopefully, Olaf can still return in some way (as so not to scare the light-hearted population of Frozen fans away!)
As a Running Gag, people will keep on calling him Duke or something similar like "Dukey" or "Weaselton" before he snaps and exclaims "I HAVE A NAME, YOU KNOW!" Prompting everyone to look surprised since no one ever bothered to ask what it is.
- As Weselton is theorized to be the fantastic equivalent to Sweden, the Duke's first name will likely be Gustaf or Carl, names popular with Swedish royalty.
The Duke of Weselton is probably aware of Arendelle's mysterious past- his first lines in Frozen:
- "Ah, Arendelle, our most mysterious trade partner. Open those gates so I may unlock your secrets and exploit your riches! Did I say that out loud?"
- Maybe the previously greedy duke is set to change his ways. He could be getting used to magic and the unknown and remembers when the people of Arendelle built a well known as "The Unknown", perhaps to block the elements. He could give some sort of clue as to where the source of magic is, which could help Elsa and the others on their journey to Northuldra and the Enchanted Lands.
Sven the reindeer is the underrated animal companion of Kristoff. He is rather clever, for an animal. Elsa and Anna seem to understand the messages given by Sven in a clearer way than Kristoff does, as shown in Olaf's Frozen Adventure when Olaf gets attacked by wolves, and Sven rushes back to the others and tries to represent the idea that Olaf needs to be found.
- Maybe, any other character apart from Kristoff will speak to Sven, and he really replies to them in human speech. However, this needs to be kept as a secret from Kristoff, because he would feel very upset that Sven never genuinely spoke to him before.
- We could learn a lot more about Kristoff and Sven's past life if this happened to Sven.
There are so many new reindeer featured in the new trailer- perhaps Kristoff mistook another reindeer for Sven because he seemed to be in a hurry.
- Also, Sven had pointier antlers in the rest of the Frozen franchise, yet in the trailer Frozen II, he appears to have grown back more round-ended antlers. Perhaps it is another reindeer!
- More likely it's just a different season, so Sven's antlers are still in velvet from being re-grown. Antlers do that.
It was already implied that they weren't fine with Anna being in love with Hans, they tried to engage her to Kristoff without her consent, and also that they have the power to control minds as done by Pabbie. Also no troll has ever appeared in any of the Frozen shorts, still leaving them as a mystery. The movie will go to show that there's a grand scheme by the trolls to overthrow all humans from the kingdom and drop the act to finally get rid of Elsa and Anna once and for all.
Trolls are huge in Scandinavian folklore, so naturally, they appeared in the Norwegian set Frozen. The sequel will feature another popular species from the Norse myths: Dwarves. Not the Snow White or the Tolkien varieties, but the olden variety, also known under the name "dark elves". Associated with the Earth, darkness, and death, these dwarves look like ghouls, have jet-black skin (or white,) are old men by age ten, and live underground because sunlight harms them in some way. In contrast to the helpful and extremely friendly trolls personality wise, dwarves, no matter the material, are always cranky, distrustful of other races, and go to great lengths for revenge.
- Dwarves were revered by humans and the gods for their craftsmanship, so maybe they are the creators of the Evil Mirror from the original tale. Sometimes dwarves have mystical powers, either shrinking and growing, turning invisible with magic helmets or capes, moving through solid earth, or all of the above.
- In the Broadway production of Frozen, there are characters known as Hidden Folk which took the place of the trolls. They may feature in Frozen 2.
- Whoever the two (or more) new characters in the film could be, they are likely to be voiced by Sterling K Brown and Evan Rachel Wood.
- These characters could possibly be related to Kristoff, or Elsa and Anna. Maybe they could just be two Heroic Bystanders who help the sisters find their parents, or help the group to save people in danger of a natural disaster nearby.
- The featured characters might not actually be new to Frozen if it's true that they are Iduna and Agdar. However, the stories that the audience find out about them may seem surprising and new.
- Perhaps they are shown through flashbacks, rather than at the same time as the main characters.
- Maybe the older versions of the two characters will meet Elsa, Anna and the others.
John appears as a minor character in Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which seems a little out of place for the actor who has played Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Discord from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Perhaps he's being teased to play a role in Frozen 2. Here's a list of characters he could play.
- King Westergaard.
- A high-ranking officer within the Southern Isles armed forces, who could serve as The Dragon to King Westergaard.
- The previously mentioned Ambiguously Human character who acts as an ally to Hans. This character could even snap their fingers to use their powers like Q and Discord.
- One of Hans' twelve older brothers, potentially Lars.
- The king prior to Hans' father.
In Hans Christian Andersen's story 'The Snow Queen' Kai and Gerda are the main characters. Yet in Frozen, they are the names of two servants of the Arendelle Royal Family. However, there may be some misconception of who is Gerda. There is one grey-haired, thin woman who has some dialogue, who is presumably Gerda. There is also a plump, brown-haired woman who appears with Kai lots of the time... perhaps they are both named Gerda.
Obviously, the Little Mermaid is out of the question for this theory, so possibilities could include The Nightingale, The Shadow, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, The Wild Swans, The Swineherd, The Elf Mound, etc.
He/she/they give the characters nicknames, both to be cute and annoy them, or possibly to compliment them. Here are some examples of what they will likely use.
Anna - Sunshine, Red-rage, Fiery, Red, Princess Smiles
Elsa - Elsie, Queen Icy, Snowflake, Blondie
Kristoff - Mop Top, Mountain Stench, Ice Guy, Mountain Man, Kris
Sven - Antlers, Carrot Breath
Olaf - Snowcone, Carrot Nose, Mini Ice, Twig-Arms
Hans - Sideburns, Prince Prick, Prince Jerkface, Green Eyes, Green Envy
Duke of Weselton - Bald Weasel, Duke Weaselly, Weaseltown
Oaken - Facial Hair, Hairy Face, Mustache, Moustache-man, Oaken Julemanden, Inventor
The Trolls - Pebbleheads, Rocks
Pabbie - Pabs
We already know how Let It Go let to the writers changing Elsa to be more heroic and overwrite her whole personality, so they might decide to include Evil Elsa as the new villain and be Elsa's main antagonist to show not only the similarities but also how Elsa might had turn out at she given herself completely to her powers.
- In order to avoid being the same copy, this one will be fire based and be very similar to Azula from Avatar The Last Airbender. Having already similar hair colors this version will explore a even more powerful version of Azula, one who doesn't have any emotional attachments and therefore an impossible enemy that doesn't understand people. Perhaps she feels love for the first time when she sees Elsa and tries to persuade her to her side (leading to the "Fire-heart" scene) only to fail when Elsa sees the evil in her. She will in turn try to kill her and everyone else with powers.
- There are two unnamed characters in the first trailer; they are probably not really new, either. They are likely Anna and Elsa's parents- Agdar and Iduna. They may hopefully become more important in this sequel. Their occasional appearances in merchandise leaks (as the two younger characters featured in the initial trailer) highlight that they will at least get a Whole Episode Flashback in Frozen II
Guesses have swarmed. Queen Iduna in a flashback? Iduna had light skin, blue eyes, and brown hair. This girl has brown hair, but appears to be Ambiguously Brown with darker eyes. It could be some sort of Race Lift that changed her eye colour.
- Elsa's love interest? She seems too young in the trailer, but maybe this is a flashback and we're in for a Childhood Friend Romance?
- People suggest that she is around 12-14 years old, based on how young people develop now. In 1800s Norway, females reached that level of development at around 17-19 years old, which is most likely the girl's age.
The new girl is perhaps someone with powers. Possibly an entirely new character. Perhaps someone that our heroes want to help. Or perhaps someone who will help the heroes. Or even both...
- Or he could be the son of Kristoff and Anna (in a flash-forward. (Blond father, blond maternal grandfather, there's a 50/50 chance their kid could be blond.)
- Kristoff's long-lost mother when she was young.
- Possibly a Tomboy Princess. Even though she dresses very simply, she wears a purple belt. Graceful Ladies Like Purple. Maybe the girl met Queen Iduna when they washed up from the shipwreck, who gave her the pturple belt and sashes.
- Another member of the Sami tribe that Kristoff is a member of. Could be a friend, or possibly even Kristoff's sister.
- The blond boy is most likely Prince Agdar, while the brunette girl is most likely Iduna before she became queen. [[spoiler: At the beginning of Frozen II, Agdar tells a bedtime story to young Elsa and Anna, while Iduna listens too and laughs at the girls' reaction. Agdar's story comprises of his experience in an elemental forest, and how "something terrible" happened, so he was sent back to Arendelle. The kingdom has been plagued by the air, wind, earth and fire elements ever since.
- The girl is also Iduna. She is more familiar with the magic of the elemental forest. Her appearance as queen may look somewhat different to the girl in the trailer, but]] interestingly, on Microsoft's "Face API", the character's faces are recognised as being of the same person, about 0.8 (80%) similar.
Perhaps after the premiere of the film, there might be a cinematic short film based on these new characters on another Disney film or a bonus on the film's home video release.
(See the folder 'After Frozen II' at the end of this WMG page.)
The snowflake on the poster, if you look closely, is not a snowflake!
- It is a stylized vegvisir (ancient Norse compass) that they designed to look like a snowflake. This is important because one of the two places its found is in the Galdrabok, an ancient Icelandic spellbook.◊
So thats a thing. But then theres also the runes we see on the stylized vegvisir in the poster◊. By all appearances, the runes we see on the poster are stylized versions of actual Norse runes.
- The one on the bottom left, for example, appears to be inguz. This rune represents a bunch of different things including isolation, internal growth, actualization of potential, family love, and the home.
- The bottom right one is teiwaz. This one is about leadership, justice, honor, self-sacrifice, and victory.
- The top left rune is isa, the ice one, clearly.
- The top right is a bit more of a puzzle though. It could be thurisaz (which is typically drawn with what is a loopy bit here as a triangle instead, which matches the shape on the poster). Giants (what thurisaz represents) could work since the giants were the frost giants. A frost giant could also explain the floating ice crystals. The other main thing that giants have going for them here is that they turn to stone in the sunlight. That would explain why the lower half of the lettering in the movie title is black stone, not ice. That being said, since we are extrapolating here, that rune could also be a stylized version of lagus, the water one, which would also make sense since half of the trailer is water.
Now to unpack this a bit, the top right rune could mean a couple of different things:
- The first is assuming that the fourth rune is thurisaz (giants). In that case, the four runes would represent the four most important people in the movie- our 3 main characters and the giant(s), who would potentially be the main antagonist(s). If thats the case, then ice would be Elsa, obviously, but that means the other two would have to apply to Anna and Kristoff. In that case, inguz (internal growth) could actually apply to Anna. All of the growth and change Elsa went through in the first movie, it would be Anna's turn to go through in the sequel. This would put Kristoff in the position of teiwaz (self sacrifice). Just as Anna would be put in the role Elsa had in the first movie, Kristoff would be put into Annas. Poetic, no?
- The other possibility is that the four runes all apply to the two sisters. This would be assuming that it is lagus (water), not thurisaz (giant). Basically, ice would apply to Elsa still but water would apply to Anna. Given that we are being introduced to the concept of there possibly being more people with these powers, its not that crazy a concept that Anna could develop/obtain such powers herself. In that case, its not clear which of the two remaining runes would apply to whom. In Frozen II, inguz may apply to Anna, and teiwaz would apply to Elsa so they would quite literally switch roles from the first film, Frozen. Anna would now be in isolation and personal growth while Elsa could be in a position of self-sacrifice.
- Anna supposedly carries a book with her in the Frozen II trailer. That could be the same book!
That bit in the teaser trailer with Anna seeing floating crystals on her balcony, and the later teaser bit of her sitting despairingly in the cave, could suggest she knows more about magic than previously assumed.
- In summary, the crystals are runes featured in the Frozen II poster.
- Top right crystal symbolises giants and the "earth" element
- Top left crystal symbolises ice (Elsa)and the "water" element
- Bottom left crystal symbolises isolation and the "fire" element
- Bottom right crystal symbolises sacrifice (Anna) and the "air" element.
- Frozen II gives us a mix of themes, some of which will be explained Once More, with Clarity! as they build on what was released in the Frozen franchise previously. Elsa's ice powers will probably have an Origin Story.
- Other themes in both trailer are the sea, and elemental magic - earth, water, fire and air. These are represented by symbols in the crystals of the "snowflake" poster.
Also, the whole 'snowflake' (it doesn't have 6 sides) represents a compass- a magical one!
It can be expected that after the accident, Anna was often enough bored in her youth without Elsa as a playmate and therefore she moved alone through the castle. Perhaps she ultimately landed in the library. The same library where Agdar pulled the book in which the secret map to the trolls' whereabouts is hidden. Let's note that Agdar knew exactly which book to look for in the library, and didn't bother to stop to read it, just to get the map. Aside from knowing exactly what he was looking for, it may very well be that, years later, Anna discovered this exact book, partially translated it out of boredom (possibly with the help of other books) or simply remembered the runes inside this book for later.
It's hard to say what Anna's reaction to the crystals is without more context, but it looks like she might have recognized the four different symbols on it. Does Anna remember the book of the trolls at that moment? Is this perhaps even an old prophecy or a mystery of the trolls, that have something to do with Arendelle at the time of her parents and maybe even wherefrom Elsa has her innate powers? Does Anna remember subconsciously Grand Pabbie altering her memories? Maybe even more than that?
As far as the audience knows, Elsa has never told her this fact and maybe in ''Frozen II', that will be brought up in discussion.
That thing with their father and the trolls is very strange, isnt it? From where does King Agdar know about the trolls? Enough that he knows immediately which book he has to look for? How does he know about the truth about Elsas powers and that one cannot only be born with it but also could be cursed with it (per Grand Pabbie's words)? Let us recall an illustration in this book that you see when Agdar is flipping through the pages to grab the map. It's of an injured knight laid on a stone slab. Is this also about the ancestors of the royal family of Arendelle? His wife is also not too surprised during their visit to the trolls unless Iduna is too occupied in her thoughts at this point.
There's no reason Disney would make cryptic hints in the form of a book, inscribed with Nordic runes, which is obviously about the healing of a person who was carried off by a power that can only be undone by trolls that turned to stone and much much more many secrets. And then there is nothing anymore?
Perhaps Grand Pabbie has the ability to look to the future - except for his healing and telepathy abilities at Anna and Elsa. Even the smallest of them seem to be able to create brightly coloured fire crystals (like that one troll during "Fixer Upper").
Who knows maybe the trolls are not as nice and friendly as we thought so far, although they've managed to keep Kristoff in the dark. In fact, this could even explain Elsa's gloves. They suppress her powers to the outside, but not her shoes (the scene when Elsa ran across the fjord and froze the water)! Could the gloves have come from the trolls and have some kind of magic of their own? Elsa had a whole chest full of these gloves in the attic in Olafs Frozen Adventure, which would last for a lifetime. And it's unusual if they were not treated in any magical way. And Elsa has her powers reasonably under control later on.
And then there were the special chains in the castle dungeon, where Hans placed Elsa after he brought her back from the North Mountain. He couldn't have had those forged overnight, therefore they must have been prepared already years before. Only Elsa's parents and a couple of trusted servants knew about her abilities. It's possible that Elsa even began to have suspicions where these special handcuffs could have pcome from.
Perhaps the Sami girl in the first trailer represents the Autumn Robber / Robber Girl, the boy is the Spring witch (wizard), Anna is not only Gerda, but is also the Summer Princess, and Elsa is obviously the Snow Queen.
Since it's probable that the two new characters in the first trailer are Agdar and Iduna, them also being characters from the original tale or another adaption could tie into the family theme. Perhaps all four of the Arendelle royal family have powers, or can manage magical powers of some sort.
The boy could be linked to Spring- associated with youth, newness, growth, etc., and a young boy fits pretty well. He also seems to be connected strongly with the Sami girl, and since Spring and Autumn are sort of opposites, and Winter and Summer are kind of opposites to each other too, Elsa and Anna being Summer and Winter due to their close relation would make sense.
- Winter- Frozen, Bleak, Cold, Chilly, Frigid, Frostbitten, Isolation, Snow.
- Spring- Blossom, Growth, Rebirth, Sprout, Rain, Reaping-What-You-Sow, Sunshine, Warming.
- Summer- Heat, Warmth, Journey, Fire, Sunshine.
- Autumn- Cool, Crisp, Falling Leaves, Leaves, Harvest, Wind.
Annas powers were just delayed because of the troll magic- it basically stunted her magic development.
Whether they are located in Iceland, another area of Scandinavia, or somewhere else, it is possible that Anna and Elsa's parents (the former King Agdar and Queen Iduna of Arendelle) have been in the presence of the two new characters seen in the Frozen II trailer.
- These two have also dressed in the same Color Motif as Agdar and Iduna, perhaps to signify to Elsa and co. that her parents are still alive there!
- Or maybe this is a flashback- and the parents are back in the same elemental forest after the shipwreck.
- Scotland is buried under an unnatural winter, and Princess Merida has to go on a quest to find out why. She visits a princess known to have experience with magic to ask for help. That princess doesn't know what to do, but she has a cousin who's particularly good with ice and snow... Cue Merida, Rapunzel and Elsa teaming up to restore the sun.
They may find a way to execute this plot, just without the elements of the Enchanted Forest and Storybrooke. Some of the plot elements of the Once Upon a Time / Frozen crossover arc - Anna preparing to marry Kristoff, Anna and Elsa learning about their family's background, Hans is back for revenge, etc. - could somehow be incorporated if rewritten accordingly.
This will result in either a rivalry between them if the Snow Queen is evil, or Elsa seeing the Snow Queen as a mother figure or as an inspiration.
- If there is an evil magical queen in the sequel, her look will be based on a discarded◊ design for Elsa when she was still the bad guy., because it would be cool and a nice continuity nod.
- The next villain could also be The Summer Witch with the garden from the original 'The Snow Queen', who'll kidnap Anna.
- It will be up to Elsa to rescue her, meeting a band of plucky side characters along the way.
- A Living Shadow or Elsa's Shadow Archetype (The Shadow)
- A sea witch (The Little Mermaid)
- A man (possibly Hans) who gets his hand on a magic tinderbox that summons monsters (The Tinder Box)
- Someone who lost a family member during Elsa's winter (The Little Match Girl)
Sure, not Disney, but the guy's based on a Public Domain Character. Maybe more will be explained, and Elsa will be intrigued by the tales of his adventures compare to her skills. The film may even give a nod towards a snow queen or an ancestor of hers who had ice powers too.
- There could also be a reference to An Ice Person other than Jack Frost.
- Maybe Elsa will not be impressed by the tales of his adventures compare to her skills. The film may even give a nod towards a snow queen or an ancestor of hers who had ice powers too.
- Possibly, it could be revealed that Jack Frost was a Girl/Woman all along and the first to have ice powers before her entire legacy was erased for political motives, and described later as a man to erase the though of women having any power beyond men and being seen as heresy.
- Or maybe Jack Frost will appear with a reputation for being a fun-loving spirit who is handsome and even romances Elsa... and then be revealed to be the film's true villain! He will be Elsa's version of Prince Hans. In order to surpass even Hans, Jack wants to keep Elsa alive and make her his Queen and telling her to leave her sister and kingdom as they are nothing but mere mortals below them, hinting at a God-Complex. When Elsa refuses, Jack attacks her and tries to force her to be his queen. For an even bigger shock, it will be revealed that Jack Frost killed the other four guardians, too.
- Character: So you're Princess Anna and Queen Elsa!Anna: You know who we are?Character: How could I not. (Does an Aside Glance) You're probably more popular than Mickey Mouse at this point.(Both sisters look at where he glanced and then look at each other in confusion)Elsa: Who is that and what were you looking at?Character: (After a song) La! (Coughs) La-la-la! (Sighs) Why couldn't I have been voiced by a wonderful singer like Josh Groban, Ed Sheeran or even R. Kelly? Oh wait, the allegations on that last one.Anna or Elsa: Who?Character: Man, that first trailer was pretty dark, wasn't it? The first film had Olaf and Sven before we knew what their names were messing around, then we have you braving the ocean and ends with Anna potentially hacking someone! I can't wait for little girls to buy your dresses after this.Anna: What are you even talking about?Character: In a perfect world... Gigantic would have had a teaser before the opening credits.Kristoff: What's Gigantic?Character: So is it true that you have massive daddy issues and you got a good brother who convinced you to marry the ice lady but you let said daddy issues get in the way?Hans: How would you even know about my life before Elsa's coronation?Hans: Book about... what?Character: I know aspects of your lives that I'm acknowledging to confirm canon in this film, potentially making half of the fandom who spend their time digging through wikis happy or angering the other half with novel-length fanfiction.Hans: (Slightly uncomfortable) I feel like I should have listened to Lars...Character: (To the audience) Ah! He said Lars! He's got a brother named Lars! He's canon!Character: (Referring to a new character) Please don't be secretly evil and turn on everyone in the third act! It was upsetting enough when he did it! (Points to Hans)Hans: Please don't point at me.Character: And as of now, only like 2 scenes from the original teaser aren't in this. Then again, I wasn't revealed in it so...Hans: We need to speak with Lars.Character: Your brother, the harvester or the con-artist salesman's cousin? That name is too common in this franchise.Character: (Looking VERY annoyed at the audience) Okay! Elephant in the room! Because I know the fans will be making a big deal out of this later with the fanarts, Hey Elsa!Elsa: Yes?Character: (Character shows picture of what's implied to be Jack Frost, but only Elsa can see it) Would you be interested in any way in this kid? And be attracted to him?Elsa: (clearly shocked and disgusted) Eeww, no! He's clearly just a child!Character: (Whispers to the audience) And from someone who could sue us, hence why I can't let you see him.Character: (About Hans) He's coming with us!Anna: No!Elsa: Out of the question. Why should we allow him anywhere near us?!Character: A few reasons... namely people really love Santino Fontana's voice...Hans: Who?Character: Not to mention to tease the shippers. (Gestures towards Elsa)Elsa: What do people who trade goods overseas have to do with this? And why are you looking at me like that?Character: (Pushing Hans off a cliff) See! He's not a villain anymore!Anna: How does that prove he's not evil?Character: Because only the bad guy falls to their death, plus it's only at the climax. It's barely the second act. (Looks to where the sounds of Hans calling out in pain are coming from) And he's still alive... barely.Hans: I can't feel my legs!Character: Ooh... I didn't think that through, did I?Elsa: You think?!Character: Aaanndd... kiss! (They both look at him in confusion) Sorry... was really hoping this lined up with my fanfiction. Please resume looking deeply into each other's eyes in way that suggests a different subtext.(They both look too embarrassed by that to resume and just walk away awkwardly)Character: You must be Duke Weaselton.Duke: Weselton! It's the Duke of Weselton!Character: Oh right... wrong role. At least I didn't confuse you for a racer, a morally ambiguous billionaire, a chicken or the visual representation of a search engine. Say, what do you think the next role you have is?Duke: ... what?Character: So... I don't get you.Olaf: How so? I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs. What else is there to get?Character: How do you work?Kristoff: Olaf doesn't work, he just lives with Anna and Elsa.Character: No, I mean his biology.Elsa: Huh?Character: Does he breathe? Does he have vital organs? How does he digest what he eats? Does he even leave waste? How does he even have a gender? Does walking in snow for him feel like if you were to stand barefoot on a floor made of human flesh?(Everyone is stunned silent)Anna: You put way too much thought into that.Character: (Looks at the audience for a moment) Not the first thing about this franchise people thought too hard about.Character: (Elsa is about to sing) Time for another song that listeners aren't going to shut up about until the next film! You think they'll ignore the negative aspects, like how people ignore that she was blatantly running away from her problems and making things worse in "Let It Go"?Hans: Where did you get that chicken?Character: Reused asset from Moana. (Looks at the audience) Don't worry, it's not the same chicken, just saving money by reusing the same model. Like how this joker was a statue in Big Hero 6.Hans: I'm a statue from where?Character: (At the end of the film's end credit scene) This was a fun story. Can't for part three, which is a guarantee from our box office results from being a sequel to the movie people won't shut up about. You think I'll get a spinoff before then?Hans: (Looking very annoyed at this point) What the heck are you even talking about?!Kristoff: I think he must be from the other place...Character: Hey! Leave the fourth wall jokes to me!Kristoff: Fourth... what?Character: Things would be a lot easier with Sora around.Anna: Who?Character: Or maybe until you get another sequel. Or heck, maybe even a live action remake since the big cheese loves doing those! But if that were to happen, please keep Will Smith away from Olaf at all costs.Character: I wrote a script for either a third movie or a spin-off about me. It's a crossover with all of the Disney princesses, like the scene in Ralph Breaks the Internet only there's no internet and it is the focus. Do you think Rapunzel and Eugene are still a thing by the way? Because I got a great subplot idea.Elsa: Who?Character: (To the audience) Wow. I just de-confirmed them being cousins. (To the characters) Alright, hear this. Ahem... "Merida and [insert name] start making out". (Everyone exchanges glances at each other to show how uncomfortable they are) Oh, wait... this is the first draft. (Pulls out another one) Here it is! "[insert name] and Merida start making out." (Notices Hans is leaving) Wait! I wanna know if you want a cameo that doesn't involve snow or manure!
- Hey, maybe even the Merc with the Mouth himself may show up. That joke in the second Deadpool movie about "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" could be a hint!
- They could also decide to use a more friendly and obscure character, maybe Gwenpool following Spider-Man: Into The Spider-verse use of Spider-Gwen?
- Looking for answers to the kingdom, maybe they seek someone with knowledge? Could be the Ancient One.
With Marvel's large villain library one can easily fit into Frozen without being a stark contrast to the overall style. Avoiding obvious big names like Apocalypse, more obscure and ancient villains could be used. Like Selene of the X-Men's Hellfire Club. Being a 17,000 year old mutant who drains life and is worshipped as a goddess could place her a worthy opponent to Elsa who will seek her to drain her ice powers and take over Arendelle to use as a source to maintain her powers. The fact that Selene killed her mother upon birth could shock both sisters who lost their parents. Not much could change other than omitting the X-Men/Hellfire Club ties, reducing the scandalous Stripperiffic outfits and changing her powers from the mutant Gene to magic. Going for a more mythical enemy, Thor's enemy Amora the Enchantress could also be a candidate who could wield magic to fight Elsa.
- A remix of the song 'Vuelie' is featured in the Frozen II trailers.
- A ballad-like song will feature in Frozen II.
- There will be at least 7 new songs; some sources say 8 songs.
Here are the song names below:
- Some Things Never Change (main characters)
- All Is Found (Iduna sings a song to Elsa and Anna)
- Into the Unknown (by Elsa)
- The Next Right Thing (by Anna)
- Show Yourself (by Elsa)
As Frozen is quite a musical, there are plenty of possibilities for new songs.
- To add to the cultural aspects of the film, there could be a Dano-Norwegian or Sami song featured in this sequel, similarly to how Brave featured a lovely song in Scottish Gaelic. It would be great if there was a song like this, featuring anyone who can effectively sing the song for the sequel of Frozen.
- There will be another heartwarming moment of a mother singing to her daughters.
- Anna and Elsa have a small duet, where they sing of how their lives have changed and how they've mended their close bond, yet while Anna thinks everything is great, it's clear when Elsa's alone that she hasn't forgiven herself for freezing her little sister's heart. And/or other characters will sing about how inseparable the sisters are now, possibly with the local aristocrats being concerned about Elsa not wanting to meet suitors as she prefers to spend all sequel of her spare time with Anna, or Kristoff complaining that Anna invites Elsa to all of their dates.
- Let's give the sisters a big duet! It should appear either near the beginning or near the end of the film. Maybe they will play musical instruments; an example could be Elsa playing the violin, Kristoff playing his lute and Anna (or even Hans) playing the piano. Perhaps this will be the song that is 'an evolution' as quoted by one of the directors.
- Something that may support the theory of the characters playing musical instruments comes from viewers of the Annecy Film Festival who noticed violins hanging on the wall of a room.
- Maybe the main characters could sing with some minor characters e.g. Elsa (in disguise) sings with townspeople (commoners), hoping not to be caught by any aristocrats for engaging with those of a lower class. Elsa could defy social boundaries with an act such as this. Something along these lines also has the possibility of becoming an evolutionary piece.
- Elsa may sing with the two new characters or go and sing with the Vuelie choir.
- Perhaps a song that reprises "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?"! This time, Elsa sings it, due to Anna uncharacteristically drifting apart from her instead. The lyrics may change and the timeframe is dramatically shorter, thankfully. Yet Elsa may know why Anna is upset and avoiding her- she reminded Anna of their parents, with the optimism of them being alive-but Anna has lost hope somehow; she is even more saddened than at the end of the original "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" song.
- Or an extremely short reprise where Anna asks Elsa to build a snowman and Elsa immediately says yes.
- Or a longer reprise where Elsa is too busy as the new queen.
- Why not give Elsa a whimsical number now that she can 'let it go'? She could sing a song like "In Summer", or something that gives Anna's liveliness a run for her money!
- A 'remix' of one of the outtakes from the original movie/the Frozen Broadway musical. Maybe the song "More Than Just The Spare", an outtake from the first film, with lyrics and melody to fit around the character. For example, Elsa would sing about how she is more than a queen with magical ice powers.
- "More Than Just The Spare" could also repurposed in the sequel in the form of a Dark Reprise of the original version, still sung by Anna but maybe almost entirely replacing the lyrics but keeping a similar tune (also shared at points with For the First Time in Forever). It could take place when Anna is alone as we see in the teaser, possibly talking about how she feels hopeless without her sister, some darker side to her character, or even transitioning into her own "Let It Go" moment, whether she gains powers or not.
- Anna needs another solo somewhere in the sequel. In Frozen, she only has "Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?" and the Broadway version has "True Love" for Anna. The tone of this next one could be sly or calm, sad or happy.
- A song for Olaf, Kristoff and Sven- comical, yet it may become a classic.
- Maybe another version of "When We're Together" from Olaf's Frozen Adventure could pull on one's heartstrings. The main voice actors will be leading. If Queen Iduna and King Agdar return, then the sisters could sing with their parents... then the whole cast can appear again!
- A song that sounds like something from a Barbie film. A song of reuniting. Maybe Iduna sings with Elsa and Anna on her return to Arendelle.
- Evan Rachel Wood (who probably provides the voice of Iduna) has mentioned singing with Kristen Bell(Anna) for a secret project she wasn't allowed to name. It is presumably for a song in Frozen II. If it is true, then Idina Menzel (Elsa) is likely to sing with them too.
- A song that recaps the first movie from the viewpoints of the sisters, Kristoff and Olaf. They sing of how things have changed for the better while blissfully unaware of controversies and other ongoing events, such as growing civil unrest, criticism headed their way for their trade embargo on Weselton and their bilateral relations with the Southern Isles.
- Hans has a solo, something many suggested should he return. It would probably be seen as the antithesis to "Let It Go". Instead of singing on being free and running from problems, Hans would lament about how his life is worse than ever, how trapped and unhappy he is while refusing to take responsibility for his crimes, yet deep down he's aware he might be wrong. Another way to echo back to "Let It Go", when Elsa looked at her glove, she got rid of it; when Hans does it, he looks at his scars, then he puts the glove back on in disgust and shame for what he did and what he's become. Perhaps the viewer can also see him manifest hidden magical powers, as shown in many fanfics.
- Either a reprise of the solo or a new song where Hans is alone. At first, the song sounds like a typical villain song, with Hans acting defiant but confused over events that have happened. He questions why things keep falling apart and why things never go his way, even questioning why the sisters of Arendelle are nothing like him and his family, yet live happier lives than them. He ultimately gives himself an Armor-Piercing Question making him realize... he's not the good person he used to be before he met them, but became just like the family he hated. The song stops sounding like a dastardly villain's music and begins to sound saddening and broken, matching how Hans feels and he ultimately decides to go into self-exile, unable to forgive himself and believing he's unworthy of redemption. As a call back to "Love Is An Open Door", Hans ends it with "I've wasted my whole life... there is no place for me."
- A villain song. If Hans' father is the Big Bad, the king will have a chance to sing. His song would probably be about how Hans is a disgrace to someone so "perfect and absolute" while blatant examples of his cruelty to people are shown. Like Hans in "Love is an Open Door", the king's greatness is fake, except far more so with his tone and expressions. It'll be more like "Mother Knows Best" or the first portion of "Out There", where the respective villains Gothel and Frollo act like supporting parents while clear signs of their abuse and wickedness are shown towards Rapunzel and Quasimodo, respectively.
- A song featuring another new character who acts as an ally. If Lars is introduced, it will be a reprise of "In Summer", similar to Olaf. Maybe Lars and Olaf could have a duet talking about their interests in history and summer respectively. Alternately, Hans' animal companion could have their own solo.
- If Anna and Kristoff's relationship is in danger of falling apart, a song gets played by Elsa, with some minor help from Hans, to help bring them back together. Either he sings back-up or as a nod to Santino Fontana, plays the piano. If he sings then, like in "Love Is An Open Door", his words have double meaning, referring to both how Anna and Kristoff's relationship is important to both of them as well as how he's started to grow fond of Elsa, though she herself is oblivious.
- A song featuring Hans and his brothers. If Lars is introduced, it will be a reprise of either "Do You Want to Build A Snowman", with him urging Hans to not shut out his good brother. And if Hans' other eleven brothers are introduced, they would want to reconcile with Hans to make up for the years of bullying (aside from urging him not to shut them out as well) after realizing that their father only cared for himself, so the audience could hear a reprise of "Making Today a Perfect Day".
- A song featuring the Arendellers, Hans and his family, with Hans and his brothers calling their father out for his abuses. His father retorts that Hans should have followed his brothers and question why they are supporting Hans. And Anna, Kristoff and Elsa call the king out for his abuses.
- A song featuring Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven while they look over the autumnal forest in Frozen II.
- A song called 'In Autumn'! It could be sung by the two new characters who appeared in the initial film trailer.
- A reprise of Let It Go, only this time there are no underlying problems and everyone has truly ended up better off.
- "Hygge" from the musical, if Oaken makes an appearance.
- In a duet of Elsa and Anna, Elsa should sing the higher part and Anna sings the lower part, just like at the end of the song When We're Together in Olaf's Frozen Adventure.
- "I Want" Song: One of Elsa's songs in Frozen II, probably titled Into the Unknown, will likely be this, based on these lyrics from a doll: "Don't you know there's part of me that longs to go...into the unknown!"
Although the beginning of Frozen II has been revealed to some people, the directors claim that they came up with the ending of the film first. Will they keep to this ending in the end? Most importantly, what may this ending involve...?
Here are some possible ideas:
- A celebration in Arendelle after a long journey to restore the four elements.
- Agnarr and Iduna are alive; the sisters are especially overjoyed!
- Anna and Kristoff get married.
- Elsa shows no more signs of fear; she is truly happy, and so is everyone around her.
It's likely that after Frozen II, there will be a noticeable break between it and the next installment of Disney's Frozen franchise. Hopefully, the film will be successful in capturing the awe and wonder of the original film's audience, as well as enchanting a younger audience and generations to come. The next decade will probably provide some entertainment for those who adore Frozen.
Given the popularity of the film, released in late 2013; the two short films released in 2015 and 2017; the books, and the huge line of merchandise, the sequel will be a chance to explore so much more afterwards. A UK West-End adaptation of Frozen will premiere in 2020. Even a potential animated series in the 2020s, and a chance to develop characters that the first film and the sequel do not focus on as much.
- A short film celebrating Elsa's 25th birthday, since Frozen Fever (2015) celebrated Anna's 19th birthday. It takes place in the winter following Frozen II.
- It could be called Frozen Festivities (releasing around the mid-2020s), since Elsa's birthday being on the 21st or 22nd of December could mean that it is dismissed due to Christmas preparations. A generous member of Elsa's family prepares an extraordinary surprise for Elsa.
- Perhaps the 2020 upcoming Disney Pixar film Onward reflects on when "the world was magical in times of old" (i.e. Frozen and its trolls)...
- A sci-fi theme - Perhaps we will see the characters in the present day (Frozen is supposed to be set in 1840s Norway). They would be fossils by now if they were real (and literally frozen), but they would more likely have appeared as spirits or even time-travelled.
- An episode on the servants Kai and Gerda serving Arendelle's royal family.
The stories of contrasting yet fulfilled childhoods... a daughter of the "Northern Nomads" and the reasons behind Iduna becoming a queen; the prince with the hidden guilt of being the cause of Arendelle's problem with the elements (fire,water,earth,air).
- Elsa and Anna are revealed to have been magically conceived so Iduna and Agdar partially settle the issue of the elements with Arendelle. (Elsa's ice powers = water, and Anna has some other power.)
- The film may not need to be a full-length feature , but it will embellish on what Frozen II might have not had the chance to do in regards to these characters.
- However, people who claim to have been at test screenings say that the shrill voice that only Elsa hears is what leads her further north to the ship that her parents once travelled on.
It could also show how they survived the storm on their voyage, whether it was thanks to magic, strong swimming skills or both. A possible film title- Frozen: Escape From Moskenstraumen. Moskenstraumen is the name of a whirlpool to the northwest of Norway - the ship could have came close to there and six years in-universe later, Elsa finds the shipwreck.