Frozen 2 has been announced by Disney and has been teased a few times, most notably in #Zootopia, but outside of an announcement we don’t have any other information on what the film could entail. Now, when a film that anticipated has no information it tells me on of two things: A) it’s a secret project that is being worked on but not publicized (like Return of the Jedi) or B) they are having problems with writing the script (kind of like Ben Affleck's Batman movie).
If it is the latter issue, may I present for your reading and imaginatory pleasure some story points opened at the end of Frozen that would make a sweet movie if they are explored:
The Public Is (Should Be) Scared of Elsa
If you think about it, Frozen left the kingdom in a rather interesting spot. #Arendelle just had it’s darkest hour, the one who caused all of it is now the ruling body, and everyone is ok with this? I think not. This would immediately put #Frozen2 into an intriguing spot. #Elsa has just regained the faith of her sister but now as a diplomat after the rule of her well-liked father she has to somehow convince the kingdom of her credentials for diplomacy.
How would we go about this? In the background we could get the opinions of the people but we would have an amazing opportunity to set up a villain through one of Elsa’s advisers who is incredibly distrusting of a monarch who may or may not be a cursed sorceress that could freeze over the kingdom again at any moment.
Also, think about what the other countries are going through. On one hand, Arendelle seems rather peaceful but obviously wealthy in trade as evidenced by the Duke of Weselton’s determination to learn the secrets of its wealth. Now the queen has cut ties with #Weselton as well as shipped an ambassador back to the Southern Isles as a marked traitor and criminal.
Combine stressed foreign relations with the fact that stories of Arendelle freezing over would have spread very quickly (it was all royal ambassadors who were at the coronation ceremony) making the other countries rather uneasy about Queen Elsa and her ability to conjure up an army of snow monsters or freeze over an entire continent. While the first movie was about Elsa getting over her fear of others, the second would be about her trying to get over others fears of her.
Anna And Kristoff Romance Emphasized
Anna and Kristoff should be the main romantic pairing of a sequel. The internet has had a hay-day trying to pair Elsa, one of Disney’s few unmarried royalty, with everyone imaginable from Prince Hans to Jack Frost to even #Tinkerbell. While the idea is intriguing there would probably be too much going on in the Elsa front to try and add a romantic relationship to her arc. I think overall, it would be a smart marketing move to keep her single as more toys would probably sell that way and fan interaction would stay at this fever pitch that it has been where giving Elsa a love interest could kill a lot of the fan-ships and drop fan interaction by a significant factor.
Instead, what should be explored is the relationship between Anna and Kristoff. One of the best ways to have a character develop is to have them grow up so let the two have a relationship. Maybe there is a disagreement somewhere, maybe Anna has wedding jitters and isn’t sure if she should go forward with a marriage to Kristoff. Maybe they have a child and that opens itself up to about a hundred more maybe’s. Focusing on #Kristoff and Anna’s relationship would also be a really good thing for the story if we are going heavy on conflict and politics in Elsa’s arc.
Don't Forget Hans (Who Is This Hans?)
Hans is an interesting character and has a lot of quirks that make him even more interesting. Small things like the fact that Hans brought a winter coat with him during the summer tells me that he had a lot of intentions of staying. The poor man was obviously hated by his 12 older brothers, particularly 3 of them who pretended he was invisible for an entire year. After Arendelle froze over, Hans was the one that kept the kingdom and ambassadors calm during the crisis. For the first time in forever Hans had the responsibility he craved and he was good at it. Much better than the queen who destroyed the ecology of the place within the first hour of her rule.
There is a beautiful opportunity for the filmmakers to delve into Hans more. Examine his childhood. Learn what he has been up to now that he is back in the southern isles. Maybe Hans leads a counterparty in Arendelle to establish a new ruler in the kingdom who isn’t so dangerous. Of all the characters from the first movie, Hans has the most potential and it’s begging to be explored.
Keep Olaf At Bay
The biggest thing I worry about in relation to Frozen 2 is that they front Olaf too much. The sad fact of life is that stories in Hollywood are often adjusted based on what would sell and make the most money, and Olaf has made a lot of money for Disney.
I think an example of what not to do would be Pixar’s Cars 2. #Olaf is the Mater of Frozen. He’s good to have around, addresses important key moments of grown in the main character, and he is the main character in his own mind but kind of Cloud Coo-Coo Land as well. Mater is a loveable character but became a lot less lovable as we had an entire movie where for the first hour we only got to see Mater make a fool of himself in an embarrassing and unlovable way. Olaf, while he could be the subject of a short film, should continue to take a back seat in Frozen 2 quietly but hilariously putting attention on the symbolism of the scenario.
What do you guys think? What are some ideas you want to see explored in a sequel to Frozen?
Leave your ideas in the comments below and if Disney is reading this, remember us little people if you use any of these ideas (or, ya know, give me a job on your writing crew. I wouldn’t mind that). Thanks for liking, commenting, and sharing. Hope you all have an amazing day and remember to always be your best self.