Our first look at Frozen 2 is here — and yes, it’s an actual first look, not the Rick Roll at the end of Ralph Breaks the Internet.
The smashing success of Frozen paved the way for two short films, a Broadway musical and a chorus of little children belting “Let it Go” for an uninterrupted five years. Naturally, that a sequel was in order.
This actual first look returns to Arendelle, though everything looks a little grimmer. We see Elsa practicing her ice powers on a stony beach. Anna walks out to the balcony to witness some weird ice diamond magic. Kristoff rides into battle. There’s magic galore and even a little sword-fighting. If the first movie was about two sisters figuring out their lives and coming to terms with their individuality, Frozen 2 looks to pit the family against a greater adversary. Plus Olaf is there.
Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell return as Elsa and Anna, with Jonathan Groff as Kristoff and Josh Gad as Olaf the snowman. Joining the cast are Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown in a a pair of undisclosed roles (but if the trailer’s missing anything, it’s villains for Elsa and the gang to take on).
Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez return to pen the songs — though word’s out on whether there will be an earworm at the level of “Let it Go.” Although they may need to retune it for a minor key, the way things in this teaser are going.
Frozen 2 arrives to theaters on Nov. 22, 2019.