While Disney is known for animated blockbusters, few have had the cultural impact as Frozen. The House of Mouse even produced a full theatrical sequel, which was similarly successful at the box office. But could Frozen 3 happen? Here’s Josh Gad’s honest thoughts.
Actor Josh Gad became a household name thanks to his delightful voice work as Olaf in Frozen. Gad has since reprised his role in both the sequel and various shorts, including the new Disney+ series Olaf Presents. Gad was recently asked about the possibility of a full threequel, answering honestly with:
Frozen 3 won’t happen unless there’s a reason for Frozen 3 to exist. I trust this team with all my heart to believe that unless they have an amazing idea, there’s just no need. But I also know that the second they do have that idea, they’ll be the first ones to say ‘Let’s do it.’ But right now, no Frozen 3.note: Dune Movie
That was pretty honest. It looks like there’s no plans for Frozen 3 to happen anytime soon. While Josh Gad isn’t putting out of the question for sometime in the future, the filmmakers don’t seem inspired to write a new story just yet,
Josh Gad’s comments to Dublin’s 98FM might be disappointing for the generations of Frozen fans out there. But it took a whopping six years for the first sequel to come together and arrive in theaters. Filmmakers Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are very specific about their characters’ journey on the big screen, and a threequel will seemingly only arrive if the proper story calls for it.note: Youth Killing in Love Movie
While Frozen continues to be a part of pop culture and in the hearts of countless children, there’s no guarantee that a third movie will ever actually come to fruition. Disney doesn’t generally do animated sequels, with most of those follow-up projects going straight to home release. But Frozen 2 was another massive undertaking, resulting in over a billion dollars at the box office.note: Spencer Movie
Luckily for the many Frozen fans out there, there are some other ways to return to Arrendale other than a threequel. As previously mentioned, Josh Gad’s signature character is getting even more streaming content on Disney+, with Olaf Presents featuring the snowman recapping beloved Disney movies. As a reminder, you can check out the trailer below,
While the future of the Frozen franchise remains unclear, Disney is continuing to produce thrilling animated blockbusters. Coming up in time for Thanksgiving is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Encanto, which will feature new songs by the Hamilton icon.
Olaf Presents will debut on Disney+ November 12th. In the meantime, check out the 2021 movie release dates to plan your next movie experience.
Frozen 3 became highly anticipated after the incredible success of the first two installments of Frozen. Disney hasn’t confirmed the third sequel movie but fans have not given up their hope for it.
The director and writer Jennifer Lee earlier told Digital Spy that the story of Frozen 2 had come to an end. However, she felt the same way when the first installment of Frozen was completed. Perhaps, it seems that Jennifer Lee is still not sure whether Frozen 3 will be made.
“For us, this feels like what we set out to accomplish. It feels like the end, but the first one felt like the end when we did it. We don’t know. I think, right now, it feels like the end,” said Jennifer Lee.
Viewers believe Frozen 3 would clear the cliffhangers left in the prequel. They have many questions about Elsa. For instance, who is Elsa’s girlfriend in Frozen 3? Will Elsa get a boyfriend in the upcoming movie? Who will marry Elsa? However, many fans assume that Honeymaren (a member of Northuldra) will return as Elsa’s girlfriend.
Fans would be excited to hear that, “Disney has plans to give Elsa a female love interest” in Frozen 3, as reported by We Got This Covered. The site reports, “We’re told it’s definitely happening and again, the intention is for Elsa to have a girlfriend in the prequel, confirming her sexuality in the process.”
According to a report, Frozen 3 will be the last film of the franchise. It is expected, the third part of the trilogy may release in 2023 or 2024 as the first two installments maintained a vast gap in between. Currently, there is no such official confirmation on Frozen 3. The development of Frozen 3 was reportedly affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, we have to wait for a long time to know more about Frozen 3.
According to Otakuart, recently, a rumour was floated on the web world that Disney is going to announce a release date for Frozen 3. However, Disney hasn’t officially confirmed anything on it. Stay tuned to Devdiscourse to get more updates on the animated movies.