To say that Frozen has been one of Disney's biggest hits in recent years would be an understatement. Met with numerous positive reviews and hauling in over $1.2 billion worldwide, the movie had a major cultural impact that's still being felt five years after its release. With such a reputation, it's no wonder that Disney officially announced a sequel in 2015. Since it was confirmed that Frozen 2 is on the way, we've gotten a few updates here and there, but today brings arguably the biggest news yet, as it's being reported that Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood and Black Panther actor Sterling K. Brown are being eyed to join the cast.
Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are currently in talks for Frozen 2, though Variety's report didn't provide any information about the characters they would be playing. Nevertheless, if their deals are finalized, Wood and Brown would be the first new actors to join the sequel. Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell and Josh Gad are already on board to reprise Elsa, Anna and Olaf, respectively, in Frozen 2. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck are also both back to direct, with Lee writing the script.
Evan Rachel Wood's movie credits include Digging to China, Thirteen, Pretty Persuasion and Across the Universe, but she's arguably best known for her work on TV shows like Once and Again, True Blood and, currently, Westworld, where she plays Dolores Abernathy. As for Sterling K. Brown, after appearing in TV shows like Supernatural, Army Wives and Person of Interest, he drew acclaim for his performance as Christopher Darden in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Since then, he's starred as Randall Pearson on NBC's This is Us, and he appeared in both Black Panther and Hotel Artemis earlier this year, with The Predator to follow this September.
No plot details for Frozen 2 have been revealed yet, but Kristen Bell said back in April that she'd already recorded most of her dialogue. While six years will have passed since Frozen by the time Frozen 2 comes out, there certainly hasn't been any lack of Frozen material during that interim period. Two short films, Frozen Fever and Olaf Frozen Adventure, were released in 2015 and 2017, respectively, and a Broadway musical adaptation of the original movie premiered in March. There's also a Frozen comic book series that Dark Horse is publishing starting next month. Let's also not forget all the attention that Frozen gets at the Disney Parks.
Frozen 2 will work its magic in theaters on November 27, 2019, so keep checking back with CinemaBlend for more updates on its development. For now, you can find out what movies are arriving a little sooner by scanning through our 2018 release schedule.