OTP Challenge Prompt 20: Dancing.
Honestly, I don’t know what’s wrong with you if ‘Dirty Dancing’ isn’t your first response when you see the word ‘dancing’.
No, it’s just me? Okay then, I regret nothing.
Obviously pose ref was used.
“Hans can’t be redeemed, because he’s irredeemable.”
Apparently Hans is totally irredeemable? Hmmm…
Prince Zuko (The Last Airbender): Hunted down a twelve year old with the intentions of handing him over to his murderous father. Status: Redeemed.
Kovu (Lion King 2): Planned to infiltrate Simba’s pride with the intention of murdering Simba. Status: Redeemed.
Eddie Brock/Venom (Spider-Man Animated Series): Became a villain to get revenge against Peter Parker/Spiderman. Responsible for traumatizing Mary Jane Watson. Status: Redeemed.
Prince Vegeta (DragonBall Z): Murdered countless individuals across the galaxy, merely to prove he was the strongest warrior in the universe. Status: Redeemed.
Regina Mills/Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time): Killed thousands of men women, and children, including her own father, during her reign. Its also believed that she raped The Huntsman (Sheriff Graham) Status: Redeemed.
Darth Vader (Star Wars): Responsible for the extermination of the Jedi Order. Butchered younglings. Tortured and killed any Jedi who survived the purge. Killed any officer who failed him. Is considered the most iconic villain in film history. Status: Redeemed.
Since this fandom will undoubtedly come out of hibernation now that pre-production is actually underway here’s my hopes for the setting of the sequel.
Something I’d personally like to see more of in Frozen 2 is The Southern Isles and its royal family.
I want to meet all twelve of Hans’s older brothers and his parents. I want them all to have fleshed out personalities and unique character designs. I think there’s a story there that’s worth telling and one that can transition nicely into what we’ve already been told.
For the record I don’t count A Frozen Heart by Elizabeth Rudnick as canon. It was a half-hearted and contemptuous attempt on Hans’s family. I don’t think I’ll ever get over her poor choice of names for some of them like Runo and Caleb. Did she even try? What I consider canon is what’s written and created at the Disney Animation Studios by JLee and CBuck. *sigh*
So ignoring that rendition…
I would like to see Frozen 2 take place in a setting that is new but not entirely foreign to the audience. The Southern Isles offers such a golden opportunity; not only in its setting but also with its introduction to new characters without the obscure explanations. The Southern Isles and Hans’s family was one of the more curious aspects of the original and to not elaborate on it would be a waste.
I also don’t think bringing in an entirely new villain to wreck havoc on Arendelle - especially one with powers - would be at all interesting. It’d be expected and boring to keep the entire film in Arendelle and just have the gang battle it out with a fire witch or some nonsense like that.
The best thing the writers could do is take the curious elements from the story they already have such as the trolls, foreign affairs, that archaic book and elaborate on those instead. Make it all come full circle but by also tying it back to the original HCA’s version instead of creating completely new content that’ll only confuse the audience even more.
So those are my thoughts on the setting and how it could work with the story. Agree or disagree? What are your wishes for the setting of Frozen 2?