“If they give Elsa a girlfriend I promise I’ll never complain about anything else ever again.”
Is Elsa finally getting that girlfriend? Fans seem to think so. Yesterday, the first official trailer for Frozen 2 debuted and saw the return of several fan-favourite characters such as Elsa (obvs), Anna, Kristoff and Olaf.
We witnessed Elsa testing out her powers against the ocean, and her aforementioned sidekicks aiding her on a mysterious journey.
However, the moment in the trailer that has fans speculating the most is the appearance of a brand new female character, who is presumed to be voiced by Evan Rachel Wood.
The internet has gone into meltdown mode and come to the conclusion that the unnamed character is Elsa’s girlfriend, and we are totally here for it.
Check out the best reactions from Twitter below.
If they give Elsa a girlfriend I promise I’ll never complain about anything else ever again pic.twitter.com/GW1L6EAufD
— lauren (@lexagriffinns) February 13, 2019
frozen 2 teaser trailer: shows a new girl character
me, immediately: elsa’s girlfriend
— 🌬sage (@timeunbind) February 13, 2019
The power Disney would have if they’d just give Elsa a girlfriend oh my god PLEASE
— yana (@lenalvthr) February 13, 2019
you WILL say elsa’s girlfriend! pic.twitter.com/oKUfNKQFVu
— abbie (@dayafiIms) February 13, 2019
— bri-bri • GET WELL SOON MICHAEL!!! (@afilmbysheen) February 13, 2019
Since 2016, fans have been campaigning for Elsa to have a same-sex romance ever since the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag went viral.
The hashtag sent the internet into meltdown mode, with fans of the hugely popular Disney franchise calling on the movie studio to make its main character an LGBTQ role model.
Even Idina Menzel gave her blessing: “I’m all for it. I think it’s a wonderful idea. It’s a wonderful conversation that we should all have about whether a Disney princess or queen could be gay.” She later added, “I can’t promise anybody that’s going to happen.”
The film’s director – Jennifer Lee – also aired her thoughts on the matter, and provided fans with a tinge of hope.
In an interview with The Huffington Post, she said: “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.
“It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
She added: “Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things. 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.”
The highly-anticipated sequel to Frozen is due for release 22 November 2019.
It will see the return of Kristen Bell (Anna), Adele Dazeem/Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff) and Josh Gad (Olaf), with the addition of Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling Brown in undisclosed roles.
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.