Disney CEO Bob Iger gave Frozen fans a strong hint that two sequels of the studio’s animated juggernaut may be in development.
“Well, I’ll give you a little surprise there, Michael. Frozen 3 is in the works and there might be a Frozen 4 in the works too,” Iger told Good Morning America co-anchors Robin Givens and Michael Strahan from Hong Kong Disneyland, where the studio boss is on hand to open a new World of Frozen themed land on Nov. 20.
Disney looks to be doubling down on Elsa and Anna’s story in Arendelle and the world of Frozen. Frozen II in 2019 earned $1.4 billion in global box office, with the 2013 first installment bringing in $1.2 billion. Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel led the cast.
Iger didn’t say much about sequel plans for the Oscar-winning Frozen franchise, though he did add: “But Jenn Lee, who created Frozen — the original Frozen and Frozen 2 — is hard at work with her team at Disney Animation on not one but actually two stories… A little scoop.”
Lee, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ chief creative officer and writer and director on the Frozen films, earlier confirmed work on Frozen 3 had begun during an appearance at the BFI London Film Festival. Like Iger, she didn’t give away story details about the latest sequel. “Every morning last week they carved out space for me to work with the creative team on it. And I’m blown away, and I’m so excited,” she said in October.