Disney has kept their trailers for “Frozen II” very light on plot details, but directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee finally explained to an eager crowd at the D23 Expo just where Elsa and Anna are going in a new quest that, by the looks of a sneak peek clip, promises to be more intense than their first adventure.
The two said that the question the film’s crew was regularly asked after “Frozen” came out was where Elsa’s powers came from. That led to new ideas between Lee and Buck about both Arendelle and Elsa & Anna’s past. Key to that past are the sisters’ parents, and the directors announced that Evan Rachel Wood, who was previously reported to star in the film in an unknown role, will play Anna & Elsa’s mother. Sterling K. Brown will also appear in the film as a new character, Lieutenant Matthias.
And in a new clip from the movie, we see Elsa hearing a strange melody calling her while playing a game of charades with Anna, Kristoff and Olaf. In a new song, “Into the Unknown” Elsa hints that she has heard this voice before in her life, and she is conflicted over whether she should answer the call and possibly learn even more about her powers…and risk everything she has gained.
Meanwhile, Kristoff and Anna’s relationship grows even stronger, and Kristoff is getting ready to pop the question to her. But it looks like he’s going to have a hard time getting down on one knee and proposing, as Anna is too preoccupied with helping her sister.
“Frozen II” hits theaters November 22.