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All Frozen 2 rumors and spoilers leaked so far

Frozen was an absolute sensation when it hit theaters in 2013, with audiences flocking to the tale of two sisters who have to save their land from perpetual winter. The movie was an awards season darling and a box office smash, and it has a bevy of enthusiastic fans all over the world. Since the film's release, the story has continued with a short, an Olaf-centric holiday special, and even a Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical.

However, despite the film's success, it didn't immediately get a sequel. In fact, the follow-up film wasn't announced until two years later, when the filmmakers felt that they had a good enough idea to bring the beloved characters back to the big screen. The movie is set to hit theaters on Nov. 27, 2019, but until then, hardcore fans of the film are combing the Internet for any bits and pieces they may be able to pick up about the movie's plot. Although Disney is the king of keeping secrets, some things have slipped through the cracks. Here are all the rumors and spoilers leaked about Frozen 2 so far.

Getting the gang back together

Frozen wouldn't be Frozen without Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, and luckily, Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, who voice the two royal ladies, are both set to return for the sequel. Menzel told Entertainment Tonight in November of 2017 that she had gone into the studio and started recording her lines, while Bell confirmed in April of 2018 that she had wrapped up her part, although she did say there will probably still be edits to come. 

Anna and Elsa aren't the only two coming back, either. Anna's love interest Kristoff will be back, with Jonathan Groff confirming that he returned to the recording studio for the role — hopefully he'll get the chance to show off his Tony Award-nominated pipes a bit more in the sequel. There's no official word on if Kristoff's reindeer sidekick Sven will return, although it seems safe to say that he won't be leaving Kristoff's side anytime soon.

Also coming back is the group's snowman pal Olaf, voiced by Josh Gad, who was one of the first to officially announce that recording had begun on the sequel. Gad hasn't said much about what Olaf's role will be, but the character is clearly still beloved, getting his own holiday special/short film that played before Coco, so he'll likely be in the middle of all the action.

Alan Tudyk's back, too

This one is a little bit less obvious — Alan Tudyk, who voiced the villainous Duke of Weselton in the film, will be coming back for the sequel as well, although we don't know if he'll be voicing the same character. Tudyk is a staple of Disney and Pixar films, lending his impressive vocal stylings to recent films like Wreck It Ralph, Moana, Zootopia, and Big Hero 6. 

Tudyk confirmed to SlashFilm in December of 2016 that he'd be returning for both Frozen 2 and Wreck It Ralph's sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, although he noted he didn't know "in what character form." He went on to explain how he could know he's in the movie without knowing what character he'd be playing:

"I say that confidently just because I've been in the ones before and [Disney is] committed to continuing that tradition, which considering how many movies they put out [...] I'm gonna run out of voices at some point! But I haven't run out yet, so let's do it."

The original movie's directors are coming back too

The first Frozen as wildly successful, winning the Oscar and the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, earning critical acclaim, and making over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office. Much of this success was thanks to the incredible stewardship of directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who helped ensure that the film was more than just a musical confection.

Lee also assisted in writing the screenplay for the film, and she'll be back for the sequel as well. Both Buck and Lee are also returning to the directors' chairs, and it seems like the folks at Disney must have been pretty happy with the results — in June of 2018, they appointed Lee as the head of Walt Disney Animation Studios. With two of the keys to the first film's success back on board for the sequel, it has the leadership at the helm to really become something great. 

Could Elsa get a girlfriend?

One of the most popular aspects of Frozen was the decision to drop the traditional love story and instead make it about the love between two sisters. Some fans have been clamoring for the sequel to include another change for Disney: a female love interest for Elsa. Lee has given fans some hope for the possibility, telling The Huffington Post that they've had "tons of conversations about it."

"I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film — that it's creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people," Lee said. "It means the world to us that we're part of these conversations… For me… Elsa's every day telling me where she needs to go, and she'll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa's doing in her life, she's telling me every day. We'll see where we go."

Although she didn't confirm a lady-love for Elsa, Menzel is on board if they decide to go that route. The actress said that she doesn't know where they'll go with the story, but she is "all for it." 

"I think it's a wonderful idea," she said. "It's a wonderful conversation that we should all have about whether a Disney princess or queen could be gay." Menzel clarified that she "can't promise anybody that's going to happen," but it still seems to at least be a possibility.

It will look deeper at Anna and Elsa

If you thought Anna and Elsa were already well-developed characters in the first film, you'll be getting a lot more information about them in the sequel. Lee said that, in preparation for writing the film, she sat down and wrote in journals as each sister to help figure out who they are and to learn more about them, including their "vulnerabilities" and "their voices." Lee also had more time to get to know the characters while writing the Broadway musical, which brings out a new side to the princesses.

During her development on the musical, Lee met with a psychologist who psychoanalyzed Anna and Elsa. "She pushed me to a place of revealing all these things about them," Lee explained to the LA Times. "I was shocked how easy it was to distinguish Elsa's issues from Anna's, and that's really a testament to these guys and the work we did every day." That kind of deeper look at the characters will likely make its way into the sequel's story, and songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez promises this will be reflected in the sequel's music as well, saying, "We know the girls a lot better now. We've gone a lot deeper into their heads." 

We'll get to know their parents too

Here's a very interesting little tidbit with a lot of possibilities: Anderson-Lopez said that the filmmakers also got to know their parents "a lot better." This tiny comment offers a whole lot of possibilities for the sequel, which might get the chance to further explore their motivations for locking Elsa away and causing such a deep rift between the two sisters.

However, it's also possible, if you want to look to some more outlandish rumors, that we'll get to know them better because they're not actually dead. Some unsubstantiated reports and rumors have suggested that the king and queen of Arendelle might not have passed away in the shipwreck, and could even return home for the sequel. While this might seem a bit like jumping the shark, it's actually possible — although it's more likely that we'll learn more about the parents through flashbacks or through memories from Anna and Elsa.

Elsa will get to show off her fun side

Elsa had a pretty dramatic journey throughout Frozen, coming to terms with her powers and trying to figure out a way to live without the risk of hurting someone. While her journey led to lots of incredible moments (and songs, including the show-stopping "Let It Go"), it also meant that she didn't have many chances for light moments. 

That changed in the shorts Frozen Fever and Olaf's Frozen Adventure, which let Elsa show off her fun side. According to Buck, that will continue in Frozen 2, with the director telling Fandango, "At the end [of Frozen] she's just starting to feel like she can open up and have some fun again. That's what was really good about the short — we could have fun with Elsa. And that personality… you will see in the next one." While Frozen still had plenty of comedy, it should be fun to see Elsa get the chance to crack some jokes as well.

Two new characters you'll 'fall in love with'

It's no surprise to hear that the sequel will be introducing some new characters, but if we can trust Bell (which we hope we can), then two of them will be people who audiences are going to want to spend a whole lot more time with. When asked about an update on the sequel by Cinema Blend, Bell noted that she couldn't say much, but did say, "There are a couple new characters that you will fall in love with. That thing I feel like I can say safely." 

Bell declined to elaborate on who the characters might be, but there are a lot of possibilities. There's still room for love interests to be introduced for Elsa and Olaf, with the latter providing plenty of comedic opportunities that could certainly make audiences fall in love too. The movie will also need a new villain, although it's unlikely that that would be a character who audiences will love. Still, it seems that when the movie comes out, there will be some new faces weaseling their way into viewers' hearts.

The hidden folk from the Broadway show could appear

Frozen featured Anna and Elsa encountering a group of troll people who help the family understand magic (and try to set Anna and Kristoff up). However, the Broadway musical version of the film dropped the troll people in favor of another group of magical characters: the hidden folk, creatures from Scandinavian folklore. The creatures, who have tails and chant in Norwegian, are said to be "less cute and more mystical" than the trolls were. 

As it turns out, the hidden folk may be moving from the stage to the big screen for Frozen 2. Anderson-Lopez said in an interview after the musical's opening night that she and her co-songwriter Robert Lopez have "thought a lot more about those hidden folk." 

"That's all I'm going to say," Anderson-Lopez teased, and although she offer any concrete clues, it does seem to hint that the mysterious creatures could show up in the sequel.

It might be titled 'Strange Magic'

The going title for the Frozen sequel has just been a simple Frozen 2. But like Wreck It RalphRalph Breaks the Internet and Monsters University, it's possible that the film could actually go by a different name when it hits theaters. One rumor suggests that the movie will go by the title Frozen: Strange Magic, which could hint at some new powers pouring into the mix. 

Although we don't know what the potential title would suggest about the movie's plot, the rumor does have a bit of support: Disney has been spotted registering several domain names related to Strange Magic. The title also has a basis in the original film, with both Ciaran Hinds' Grand Pabbie and Tudyk's Duke of Weselton using the term. It doesn't seem entirely unlikely that Disney would decide to use a title that's a bit more fun than Frozen 2, and Strange Magic certainly seems apt, although we'll have to wait and see what the official name is going to be.