The new trailer for Frozen 2 has arrived and looks even more intense and inspiring than the first film. Teasing the film in February, the full trailer dropped Tuesday morning on Good Morning America and shows the return of Queen Elsa, her sister Anna, and their friends Sven, Olaf and Kristoff and we cannot wait.
The sequel to the 2013 global success takes on a darker tone than the original, with the trailer opening on Elsa attempting to make her way through treacherous ocean waves. She’s knocked back and finds herself drifting to the ocean floor when she encounters an ice horse and we later see Elsa hiding from giants whose forms are somewhat obscured—see, intense. And according to some fan theories, Elsa and Anna’s late parents are likely to appear in the new film, possibly in flashback, and could help to explain Elsa’s powers and maybe even reveal that there are more people, or even animals and giants, like her. Exciting!
Building on the notion that Elsa’s past will be explained, Pabbie the troll is back to extol more wisdom. “Elsa, the past is not what it seems,” he warns the young Queen in the trailer. “You must find the truth. Go North, across the enchanted lands and into the unknown. But be careful.” As for what Elsa needs to be careful about on her next adventure, that’s unclear, although Pabbie’s words to Anna tell fans that this time around, the stakes are much higher than protecting the kingdom of Arendelle. “We have always feared Elsa’s powers were too much for this world,” says Pabbie. “Now, we must hope they are enough.” Vowing to protect her sister, Anna tells Pabbie , “I won’t let anything happen to her.” Chills. And not just because everything is frozen.
While we’re not completely sure who the sisters are saving the world from, they won’t be alone. Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell are both returning to reprise their roles as Queen Elsa and Princess Anna, with Jonathan Groff back as Kristoff and Josh Gad bringing the comedic relief as everyone’s favourite snowman, Olaf. Westworld actor Evan Rachel Wood and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown are both set to appear in Frozen 2, although their roles have yet to be revealed.
Frozen 2 is poised to recapture much of the magic that made the first film a legit worldwide phenomenon, with not only the cast returning, but directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, as well as the songwriting team of Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who brought us “Let It Go,” the song we still can’t get out of heads and frankly, don’t want to. It’s a bop.
The first Frozen film came out six years ago and went on to gross nearly $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing animated film of all time and the 14th highest grossing film of all time. It also won two Oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song.
Frozen 2 hits theatres on November 22 and yes adults are likely just as excited as the kids.