While it had been up for debate whether the sequel to Frozen was worth the wait, there is no denying it made an incredible impact at the box office. It is only natural to wonder what’s going to happen next with the show — but according to a Disney director, the studio has not even started to go over the prospect of Frozen 3.
When Frozen II was released last November, it was, to put it mildly, a rousing success. Fans all over the world packed theaters fell in love with the soundtrack and made it crystal clear that the franchise wasn’t just a one-hit-wonder. Now that the initial excitement has died down, there’s speculation as to when we could expect to see the next installment of the series. But when Collider requested Frozen II’s Manager of Story, Marc Smith, for some intel, he made it clear we will probably be waiting some time:
We’ve not had that conversation. I think Frozen 2 remains too near everybody’s minds and ideas to, to think of what happens beyond, beyond that.
This might be somewhat disappointing to Arrendale fans, but it honestly is logical. If there was a lot of stress to follow up Frozen’s victory, then there must be more to make sure that a third chapter may match Frozen II’s billion-dollar box office conduct. There’s also the risk of oversaturating fans by releasing another picture too fast. Following COVID-19 hit in early 2020, Disney+ did parents a strong (kind of) and created Frozen II accessible for streaming early. While that provided some help in the”keeping children occupied during quarantine” section, it’s safe to say some parents might be prepared to have a break from”Into The Unknown”-ing.
Marc Smith isn’t the sole member of the Frozen team that’s hinted it is going to take them a while to figure out the next steps. Josh Gad has gone on record saying he is not totally on board with the notion of doing an Olaf spin-off, despite widespread speculation that you were forthcoming. He is also said Frozen 2 only occurred since there was a reason for it to exist, and he thinks the same should be true should be Frozen 3 is going to become a reality.
Even though we do need to wait for quite a while to get Frozen 3, fans of this franchise are not likely to be completely deprived. Though we might not get that full-fledged Olaf spin-off, Disney has released a series of short films starring the adorable snowman, and it stands to reason they might offer more original content as time continues, too.