Simply 9 months after Disney spilled the beans that they have been engaged on Frozen 3 — the following installment after Frozen (2013) and Frozen 2 (2019) — CEO Bob Iger let slip that his staff can be already creating Frozen 4.
It looks like they simply can’t let it go.
Whereas in Hong Kong for the grand opening of the “World of Frozen” park attraction at Disneyland Hong Kong, Iger considerably nonchalantly dropped the information in an interview with Good Morning America.
When GMA journalist Michael Strahan introduced up Frozen 3, he bought far more than he requested for. “I am going to offer you a little bit shock there Michael: Frozen 3 is within the works and there may be a Frozen 4 within the works, too,” he stated, emphasizing the may in a playful means. “I haven’t got a lot to say about these movies proper now. However Jenn Lee, who created Frozen — the unique Frozen and Frozen 2 — is tough at work together with her staff at Disney Animation on not one however really two tales,” Iger added.
Nobody on the GMA set might maintain again their oooos and ahhhhs. And truthfully, similar.
“I gave you a little bit scoop,” he added, laughing.
The world solely simply realized about Frozen 3 in February of this yr, when Iger introduced the brand new venture throughout a Q1 earnings name. However we all know little or no in regards to the third installment at this juncture, not to mention a fourth film.
What do we all know? We all know that a few of the movie’s largest stars have confirmed that they’re returning, together with Josh Gad, the unforgettable voice of Olaf.
Kristen Bell, the voice of Princess Anna, has additionally made it crystal clear (ice clear?) on The Tonight Present With Jimmy Fallon that she’s able to get the staff again collectively and proceed the story.
And the songwriters — who, let’s face it, are a very powerful individuals to incorporate right here — are additionally able to get to work. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez say they’re able to do one other one a minimum of.
“They informed us, the day of, and a little bit bit about what they’re pondering,” the couple stated to Collider in March. “It bought us very excited. Now, we have now to let the wheels of Hollywood do what they do, however we have been very excited with their concepts.”
The story’s creator, Lee, additionally dropped at a movie competition earlier this yr that the following film is predicated on “an unbelievable thought.”
And that is whole conjecture, but it surely seems like from the Iger quotes that Frozen 3 and Frozen 4 are being labored on a minimum of a little bit bit in tandem, with the expertise signing on for each tasks directly.
There’s no launch date for both film at this level, thought followers ought to word that there have been an extended, chilly six years between the primary and second installments.
Everybody must also word how wonderful “World of Frozen” seems. The attraction opens on November 20 in HongKong and is just about simply the complete metropolis of Arendelle, besides stuffed with rides, meals, and characters from the beloved movies. And sure, there’s a sleigh journey. Duh.
“The Frozen franchise is likely one of the most profitable in Disney historical past and it’s a testomony to the facility of nice storytelling, which is the muse of The Walt Disney Firm,” Iger stated within the interview. “It’s been this fashion for 100 years, and our dedication to storytelling and creativity will proceed to outline our subsequent 100.”
It appears like Disney is greater than conscious that Frozen is considered one of its largest property, so it is smart that they appear to be doubling down on the movie-making and park additions. And from fan reactions, it looks like tens of millions will observe the franchise into the unknown — and past.