'Frozen 2' Release Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Idina Menzel Quits! Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande Up For New Elsa? Olaf Romance Revealed

By Christian Ver Marcelo , Updated Nov 23, 2016 09:20 AM EST

Fans of the hugely successful animation film "Frozen" should get excited, as "Frozen 2" is already on its way. With a 2018 release, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee have confirmed that recording has already started with some characters.

Idina Menzel Leaves "Frozen 2"

While the confirmation of a 2018 release is definitely an exhilarating news for "Frozen 2," fans are somewhat distraught upon learning that Idina Menzel will no longer be a part of the sequel. The Broadway star portrayed Queen Elsa in the first installment, garnering several music awards and recognition for the role, especially for the iconic song "Let It Go."

Idina Menzel had confirmed that she will no longer be in "Frozen 2" as she is focusing on her wedding preparations. Disney has not issued an official statement yet, but is rumored to be occupied with looking for a replacement.

One of the obvious choices to replace Menzel as Queen Elsa in "Frozen 2" is Demi Lovato, who sung an alternate version of "Let It Go" for both the film and the album. Other frontrunners for the role are Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande, who are all known for their pop influences and vocal prowess.

With Menzel's departure, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, and Jonathan Groff are the main cast left for "Frozen 2." The actors portray Princess Anna, Olaf the Snowman, Prince Hans, and Kristoff, respectively.

Love is An Open Door-Even for Olaf and Elsa

It has been previously reported that Queen Elsa will be finding a love interest in "Frozen 2." The most anticipated character for this part is Jack Frost from DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians." This comes after fans clamored for the two ice masters to be a couple.

Aside from Kristoff and Anna sharing love with each other, the beloved animated snowman Olaf is said to also fall in love in "Frozen 2." The comedic sidekick is rumored to meet a snow woman he will fall in love with.

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