Josh Gad has been a fool, a dog and a snowman in his recent films. But he may not be getting the CGI treatment for awhile.
Following the success of Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s revamp of classics is only set to continue. The company has live-action reboots of Mulan, The Lion King and Aladdin in the works. But don’t expect a Frozen remake any time soon.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Sean Bailey, president of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, noted that live action remakes are much more accessible now thanks to increasing talent and technology so,
"“…we can try to make them reflect the world around us a little more.”"
But right now, the focus will mostly stay on Disney’s renaissance films.
"“No live-action Frozen for quite some time,” Bailey added."
That doesn’t mean there isn’t potential for a live-action Frozen. In fact, Funny or Die took a swing at it in 2015, casting Bella Thorne and Mae Whitman. The result might thaw your frozen heart.
Though an official Disney Studios live action version is a ways off, Josh Gad did try to get an easter egg into Beauty and the Beast that would have called back to the original 1991 animation and Frozen. He told PEOPLE Magazine:
"“The Easter egg I fought for [director] Bill Condon to put in but we never did, there’s a moment in the original where a bunch of snow falls on LeFou and he becomes a snowman and I thought, this could kill. It’s a little meta but it could be great.”"
When Frozen came out in 2013, many applauded the film for its more realistic storyline. When Queen Elsa points out to her sister that “You can’t marry a man you just met,” audiences pretty much collectively yelled “FINALLY.” True love was actually the bond between Anna and Elsa as sisters, rather than between Anna and her prince.
Now, Frozen has gotten its own short (Frozen Fever), a Broadway adaptation, an attraction at Walt Disney World, and a sequel – with a working title of Frozen 2 – is in pre-production.