Elsa is back in a brand new trailer for Frozen 2.
The highly-anticipated Disney sequel is due for release on 22 November this year, but details surrounding the plot of the animated movie have largely been kept shrouded in mystery – until now.
A brand new trailer gives fans a better idea of where the story will take us, with Elsa and Anna’s father telling them a story about an “enchanted forest” that lies to the north in a flashback. The only problem is, no one can get in or out.
Of course, that’s no match for Elsa’s powers, and together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven she embarks on a dangerous but fantastic journey to save her kingdom and discover why she was born with magical powers.
The trailer also introduces a bunch of new characters including Elsa and Anna’s father King Agnarr, and the nomadic Northuldra community who live in the enchanted forest.
Watch the trailer below.
Frozen received widespread acclaim from critics when it was released back in 2013, and grossed nearly 1.3 billion worldwide, becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time.
It won two Academy Awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for the iconic, Idina Menzel-penned anthem, Let It Go.
Fans have been campaigning for Elsa to have a girlfriend in the sequel since the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag went viral in 2016, but it was recently confirmed that she won’t be exploring her sexuality anytime soon.
According to Frozen 2 songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the fan-favourite Disney princess-slash-superhero won’t have a romantic interest of either gender in the highly-anticipated sequel.
“Like the first movie, Elsa is not just defined by a romantic interest,” she said in an interview with IGN. “There’s so many movies that define a woman by her romantic interest. That’s not a story that we wanted to tell at this point in time.”
Elsa’s journey in the original film was highly refreshing because she didn’t depend on a man to complete her character arc, and we’re glad that will continue. However, we’re slightly disappointed that Elsa won’t be Disney’s first LGBTQ heroine.