Will There Be A 'Frozen 3'? Its Creators Might Want To Let It Go
Frozen became a pop culture behemoth back in 2013, and the newly released sequel is even bigger and bolder than the original. After watching Elsa and Anna's journeys in Frozen 2 and learning all new information about their favorite characters, the question of whether there will be a Frozen 3 looms large. While one brief exchange in the movie seems to hint at the franchise's future, the creative team behind the films plainly addressed whether another sequel may happen.
Unfortunately, it sounds like fans may not get to travel back to Arendelle any more after Frozen 2. The sequel ended with a bit of a hint suggesting the franchise had reached its end, as a concerned Olaf asked Elsa whether danger would keep being a part of their lives, leading the ice queen to respond, "No, we're done." According to Frozen 2 writer/directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho, that line pretty much represents how the creators feel about the end of the story.
I think when we look at these two movies together, what I love about the is you've done an amazing job at weaving them. [They're] one full story. So, now it feels like a complete journey.
Lee and Buck echoed Del Vecho's sentiments, with Lee confirming, "It feels complete to me," and Buck agreeing. So, it really sounds like there are absolutely no plans for a Frozen 3.
Honestly, after seeing Frozen 2, most fans would probably agree that there really is not much more to see of Elsa and Anna's stories. Spoiler alert: Don't read on if you have not yet seen Frozen 2. The new sequel centered on Elsa traveling to an enchanted forest to find out the source of her icy powers, and ended with her discovering she was one of the magical spirits of the woods. In the end, she decided to stay with the natives of the area, and Anna took Elsa's place as the new queen of Arendelle (and also got engaged to Kristoff, yay). The two sisters were able to stay in touch and visit one another as the leaders of their respective lands, bringing two warring groups together at last.
With an ending like that, there really is not much else fans need to see. Then again, the first Frozen movie also seemed to have the perfect ending that did not necessarily call for a sequel, but the writers still found a way to deliver a compelling follow-up story, so who's to say that won't happen again? Plus, the $350 million global box office opening for Frozen 2 earned it the distinction of being the highest-grossing animated opening of all time, which definitely adds a ton of incentive to make a third movie.
While nothing is certain yet, it does sound like the creative team is happy with capping the Frozen franchise off at two feature-length movies, so be prepared to let it go if a third film never happens.