'Frozen 2' Will Reveal How Elsa Got Her Powers, Cast Debuts New Song 'Some Things

By John Boone‍
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The mysteries of Frozen 2 are beginning to be revealed. Princesses Anna and Elsa themselves, Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, were on hand during Saturday's D23 Expo to reveal new details about the sequel -- and perform a new song, too.

Along with Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, who play Kristoff and Olaf, the quartet took the stage to perform live a new musical numbers, seemingly titled "Some Things Never Change." "Some things never change / Like how I'm holding on tight to you," Bell sang as Gad kissed her on the cheek. Groff piped in with a verse, which he sang to a stuffed version of Sven, doing voices for both.

Franchise newcomers Sterling K. Brown and Evan Rachel Wood were also in attendance for the presentation and to reveal who they will play in the sequel. Wood voices Queen Iduna, mother to Elsa and Anna, in the movie's prologue. Sterling K. Brown, meanwhile, provides the voice for Lieutenant Mattias, who leads a troop that's been lost in an enchanted forest for over 30 years.

Frozen 2 will be "bigger and even more epic" than the first, according to co-director Chris Buck, who explained that "Frozen 1 and Frozen 2 work together to form one complete story." The follow-up will seek an explanation to one of the most pressing questions left unanswered at Frozen's end.

"There was one question people kept asking: Why does Elsa have powers?" Buck said, with co-director Jennifer Lee chiming in, "Yeah, we were wondering that too."

According to Lee, the movie will also ask questions like: Why was Anna born the way she was? Where were there parents really going when that ship went down? Is there really such a thing as happily ever after?

Disney officially confirmed the sequel was in development two years ago at D23, though at that time Frozen 2 was only a working title and the footage screened during the presentation was of Buck and Lee's research trips to Norway, Iceland and Finland.

Frozen 2 opens in theaters Nov. 22.

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