Is Elsa going to have a girlfriend in Frozen 2? A new character has sparked a huge theory

14 February 2019, 16:04

By Katie Louise Smith

The trailer for Frozen 2 features two new characters but who are they? Fans have several theories about their identity including the possibility that the girl will end up being Elsa's girlfriend.

The Frozen 2 trailer dropped yesterday and if you haven't watched it, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? There's drama, there's darkness, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf are there but without the fun and kooky japes of the first movie. Elsa is back too and most importantly of all... people think she might finally be about to get a girlfriend.

For years now, fans have been campaigning to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and make her the first lesbian Disney Princess (well, Queen, really). Back in 2018, director Jennifer Lee revealed that the fan campaign was something that they've had "tons of conversations about" and that Disney is being “conscientious” with the story but so far, nothing has been teased or confirmed.

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Despite the lack of confirmation and the fact that nothing was given away in that very very dark and very very tense new trailer, the internet is still very much on board with Elsa becoming an LGBTQ+ icon and fans are now speculating that their dreams might be about to come true - and it's all to do with one particular new character in the trailer that we've never seen before.

Does Elsa have a girlfriend in Frozen 2?

Frozen 2 trailer: Will Elsa have a girlfriend in the sequel?
Frozen 2 trailer: Will Elsa have a girlfriend in the sequel? Picture: Disney

Around 1 minute 20 seconds into the trailer, we catch a glimpse of a girl with brown hair, surrounded by leaves before a guy with blonde hair comes shooting out from the ground. She's a brand new character and we know nothing else about her (it seems like she has powers?) but fans are speculating that she could be Elsa's new love interest.

That, along with the announcement that Evan Rachel Wood would be voicing a new character in the sequel, that tiny part of the trailer has sent fans spiralling into sleuth mode.

So, what do you think? Elsa's girlfriend? Doesn't she look too young? Is that guy a young Kristoff? What is happening? WHO KNOWS!?

But the character in question is not someone we should be ignoring. Kristen Bell chimed in with a sneaky tease on Twitter, confirming that there's maybe a little more to this character than the trailer appears to be letting on. BUT WHO IS SHE?

Aside from the girlfriend theory we've just mentioned, there's a couple of theories floating around on the internet about her true identity. One of them involves the diamond shaped icicles that are seen throughout the trailer, and the other involves... Elsa and Anna's parents. Let's start with theory number one:

There's a point in the trailer where Anna looks out from the balcony to see hundreds of different diamond shapes floating and glinting in the sky. If you look closely, there's four different patterns. Josh Gad, who voices Olaf, shared a closer look at one of the snowflakes that features all four diamonds.

Could the diamonds relate to the four seasons? And if so, does that mean there's three other people that have powers like Elsa that each relate to the four seasons? Is she the girl with the Autumn-themed powers?

The other theory? She could be Elsa and Anna's mother. And the guy could possibly even be their father. Songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez revealed that their work on both the film and the Broadway musical meant that "we know the parents a lot better.” The opening scene of the trailer also looks like it's the same choppy waters in which Anna and Elsa's parents' boat crashed. Could we be getting a flashback?

In the words of Kristen Bell, "Hmmmm....." Interesting. Guess we'll just have to wait and see if Autumn Girl is destined to be Elsa's girlfriend or not.

Frozen 2 is set to be released on 22 November 2019.