Kristen Bell On Frozen 3: ‘What Are We Waiting For?’ – IGN
“I feel like if we’re all in, like, what are we waiting for? We want it. Let’s do it,” Bell said.
Bell wasn’t on the show to talk Frozen but rather to promote her new children’s book, The World Needs More Purple Schools. It wasn’t until Fallon noticed an easter egg in her book to the hit 2013 song from the first movie, Let It Go, that then prompted him to ask the actor if a sequel was ready to be announced.
“I would … like to officially announce … with zero authority … Frozen 3,” Bell replied as Questlove offered up a drumroll for dramatic effect. But, as the audience broke out into applause, the actress was quick to clarify, “Please bear in mind, I did say ‘zero authority’ ’cause I can’t do that. I can’t do that; no, I’m not in charge. At all.”
Though a formal announcement and confirmation are lacking, Bell did share that her co-star Idina Menzel (Elsa) is interested in doing a third film.
In 2013, the first Frozen film grossed over 1.2 billion dollars, a stellar success considering its 150 million dollar budget. It also took home two Academy Awards — one for the best-animated feature film of the year and the other for best achievement in music for original song, which was crowned to Let It Go. Its sequel Frozen 2, though not as successful as its debut, still earned north of 1.4 billion with a budget of 150 million and was nominated for an Academy Award for best original song.
The soundtracks to both films have reigned atop the Billboard 200 upon their respective releases, with Frozen’s soundtrack spending 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one and Frozen II’s spending just one.
If a sequel will ever come from Bell’s tease remains to be seen. In the meantime, check out IGN’s review of Frozen II.
Diego Ramos Bechara is a freelance writer at IGN.