It’s true, it’s true there will be a Frozen 2
! And just when we’d finally gotten the hook from it’s smash hit song, ‘Let It Go’ out of our heads.
Disney made the official announcement
that plans are now in motion to produce a follow up to their 2013 animated blockbuster. While a release date has not yet been revealed, fans of Elsa and Anna can catch a sneak peak in the animated short, ‘Frozen Fever’. The short will be shown prior to Disney’s live-action version of Cinderella
, which hits the big screen this weekend.
News of the new film doesn’t come as too big a shock, considering the massive success of its predecessor. Frozen
is currently the highest grossing
animated film of all time, with a total $1.072 billion in global box office sales. The film also garnered critical success, winning a ton
of awards, including two Academy Awards and two Grammys for ‘Let It Go’.
Key players from the first film have already signed on to help recreate the magic, including screenplay writer, Jennifer Lee and storywriter Chris Buck. Further production details, like whether Kristen Bell will reprise her role as Anna, have not yet been announced. However, it’s highly likely as her voice can be heard in ‘Frozen Fever’ and its official single, ‘Making Today a Perfect Day’
Disney must have used the song as their anthem this week, as they also made announcements about their upcoming Star Wars
films. It’s been revealed that Rian Johnson (Looper
, The Brothers Bloom
) will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII
, which will be released May 26, 2017. In the mean time, the highly anticipated, Star Wars: Episode VII
, directed by J.J. Abrams, hits theatres December 18th 2015.
But Disney, and partners in the franchise Lucasfilm, didn’t stop there. They also gave us the name of the Star Wars spinoff film, Rogue One
, and it’s leading lady, actress Felicity Jones. Jones can be seen recently giving an incredible performance in The Theory of Everything
, based on the life of Stephen Hawking.
Well, I guess I know where all my holiday movie money will be going!