Frozen 2: Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown in talks to star in sequel

Clarisse Loughrey

Get ready, because the phenomenon that is Frozen is gearing up for a whole new round.

Variety reports that Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are in talks to join the voice cast of Frozen 2, the sequel to the massive 2013 hit; all while Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, and Josh Gad will return to reprise their roles as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.

Both new actors to the cast are likely best known for their TV work, with both landing Emmy nominations last week: Wood for HBO's Westworld and Brown for NBC's This is Us and Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Also returning are directing duo Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, with Lee writing the film's screenplay, and Peter Del Vecho on board as producer.

There's been intense speculation over whether Elsa will become Disney's first LGBTQ princess, sparked by the online campaign #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

“I love everything people are saying and people are thinking about with our film,” Lee said in response. “That it’s creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people, it means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”

“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things. For me ... Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”

Frozen 2 hits UK cinemas 27 November 2019.

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