ReelBlend #93: Jamie Lee Curtis Talks Knives Out And Her Career Highlights

This week, the ReelBlend boys get International, with Kevin McCarthy and Sean O’Connell on the road in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for the Jumanji: The Next Level junket! The boys leave a portion of this week’s show to talk of the movie, including the incredible activities that are part of the trip (one of the guys goes Bungee Jumping!!), and teasing some of the awesome interviews that we have in store for you, the listener.

The focus this week, however, is on Jamie Lee Curtis, who is starring in Rian Johnson’s new movie Knives Out, and wasn’t supposed to be on our show, at all. But you never know how the week is going to play out, and Kevin has an amazing story about getting this Hollywood icon on the show. Give it a listen!

The guys take some time to review A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Frozen II this week. One of them is beloved. The other one… not so much.

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J.J. Abrams Reveals Why The Rise Of Skywalker Really Felt Like ‘The End’ Of Star Wars

Rey, Chewie, Finn and Poe on the Millennium Falcon

Less than a month from now, on December 20, the four-decade Skywalker Saga will officially come to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. We know this is the end of the story that began in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, but why is it the end? When asked this question, director J.J. Abrams revealed why The Rise of Skywalker really felt like ‘the end’ of Star Wars and the right time to close this chapter. He said:

I felt going into this, even on [Episode] VII — I don’t remember if this was discussed or not, but it felt like this was the final trilogy. It felt like it earned being the conclusion of that story. Who’s to say what comes next? Is there something else to be done that involves any of these characters? I’m working on nothing [Star Wars-related], so I’m not hinting at anything. I’m just saying, who’s to know, but it just felt like the end.

For J.J. Abrams, who as we all know was not originally supposed to direct Star Wars: Episode IX, the Sequel Trilogy has always felt like the end of Star Wars to him. Years ago, when he was making Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he never looked at it as the first part of a trilogy that would ultimately be followed by Episode X, XI and XII. This always felt like the final trilogy to him, a three-film third act to a nine-film saga.

So when J.J. Abrams was working on The Force Awakens, he saw it as the beginning of the end. Now working on The Rise of Skywalker, he has reached that end that he felt like Star Wars was heading towards. And in J.J. Abrams’ mind, the time is right for the Skywalker Saga to conclude.

As the director told Rolling Stone, he believes that the Star Wars story has earned the right to end and this Sequel Trilogy has earned the right be the concluding chapter in it. To J.J. Abrams, it feels like the right time to wrap up this story and the arcs of these characters that he and countless fans around the world have grown to love since 1977.

Although The Rise of Skywalker feels like the end of Star Wars to him and the end of the journey for its characters, J.J. Abrams concedes that he doesn’t know what comes next and what the future holds for Star Wars. There’s always the possibility for more stories with these characters somewhere down the line, so it’s not impossible that this final chapter could wind up with an epilogue, but as far as J.J. Abrams is concerned, this feels like the finish line.

However, as Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus once said, “There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” So although J.J. Abrams really felt like The Rise of Skywalker was the end of Star Wars, delivering a satisfying ending is no easy thing. Expounding on the challenge of that, J.J. Abrams said:

It’s an ending. It’s not a beginning. It’s the end of not just one trilogy but three. It’s a far larger movie in terms of scale. Narratively, there’s much more going on everywhere I look — visual effects, more moving pieces. It’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever been involved in. By a lot. It’s been breakneck from the time that Kathy called me, and trying to figure out the what and the why and the how has been challenging. But you don’t want to go thinking, ‘I got this.’ Because then you’re screwed.

Wow, no pressure there. It has often been said that J.J. Abrams is great at starting things, but not necessarily as strong at finishing them. Here he acknowledges that ending something like Star Wars’ Skywalker Saga is incredibly difficult. He’s not planting new seeds for future movies, so he has to wrangle all the weeds from eight other films into something presentable in this movie.

J.J. Abrams has talked about wanting The Rise of Skywalker to be a cohesive ending, and he reiterates that point here. To him, this ending is not just the ending of the Sequel Trilogy he started in 2015, nor is it just the ending of the iconic Original Trilogy that started it all. It’s an ending to everything, including George Lucas’ loved and loathed Prequel Trilogy. That’s a lot of responsibility and a lot to take into account.

The director admits as much, saying how much narrative ground this film has to cover and how many moving pieces are involved. On a technical level, it’s been challenging too, with the amount of visual effects. Then you add in the fact that J.J. Abrams wasn’t supposed to direct Episode IX, which put this daunting task on a constrained timetable and it looks positively overwhelming.

J.J. Abrams, who has directed multiple blockbusters in his career, including Star Wars, admits that The Rise of Skywalker is the most challenging thing he’s ever done by a wide margin. He followed Han Solo’s advice to not get cocky and remained humble during the process of bringing about the Skywalker Saga’s end. With any luck, he was up to the task and delivers a satisfying film that brings closure to the Skywalker Saga and lives up to that legacy.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker blasts into theaters on December 20. Check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see what other movies you can look forward to this year.

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Avengers: Endgame Writers Reveal One Regret About Black Widow’s Fate

Avengers: Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely were tasked with just about the impossible when they wrote the 10-year culmination to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (so far). The behemoth blockbuster wrapped up the storylines of the original six Avengers, but it wasn’t without some quite heartbreaking endings for some of the characters.

Take Black Widow’s fate. Scarlett Johansson’s character makes a hero’s sacrifice over on Vormir and in turn saves the universe. Yet, as many fans noticed, Natasha doesn’t receive the same grand goodbye Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Cap do on the big screen. As it turns out, Stephen McFeely has his own gripes with it too:

Unfortunately, because Black Widow’s death happens midway through an over three-hour film, the Endgame writers couldn’t find the right place to give fans a place to properly grieve over her. By the time the universe-altering conflict was resolved, Iron Man and Captain America were characters who were given the luxury of memorable conclusions that perfectly closed out their story arcs that were told over trilogies of their own alongside the other Avenger films.

Not to mention the character would soon be suiting up again for the Black Widow prequel film coming next year. However, the pair of writers assured Vanity Fair it was no easy decision to wrap up Black Widow’s story on Vormir. They said they “thought long and hard about it” and knew full if they went through with it, they’d have a hand in killing off the first female hero in the MCU. When thinking through the options, Black Widow’s death was made in service of her character, though.

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely pondered having Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye make the sacrifice over Natasha, but they said a number of women on the crew asked them not to “rob her of this.” If Black Widow had stayed alive and her good friend Clint (who has a wife and young children in the movies) had sacrificed himself instead of her, she would have felt like she failed him and herself.

This way, Natasha gets a shot at deciding her own fate. Plus, looking ahead to Phase Four, Scarlett Johansson’s MCU character will finally get her spotlight with Black Widow coming in 2020. The movie takes place after the events of Captain America: Civil War and also stars Strangers Things’ David Harbour as Red Guardian, Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff and Midsommar’s Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova.

What Avengers: Infinity War’s Doctor Strange Would Have Looked Like In Iron Man’s Armor

Ever since that car crash cut short his surgical career and he discovered the existence of Kamar-Taj, Doctor Strange has dedicated his life to magic and using his sorcerous abilities to protect humanity, like when Thanos’ minions came calling in Avengers: Infinity War. That movie saw Strange teaming up with Iron Man, among other heroes, and some concept art has emerged showing the Master of the Mystic Arts relying on Tony Stark’s technology during the tale.

Yes, it turns out a scenario was envisioned where Doctor Strange would don the Iron Man armor, and the artwork on the left side shows Strange combining his sorcery with the armor’s capabilities to protect himself against an attack from Ebony Maw, a member of Thanos’ Black Order. Presumably this moment would have taken place when Maw was torturing Strange aboard his ship. In the actual movie, there wasn’t an epic battle on the ship, as Spider-Man and Iron Man merely blasted a hole and Maw was sucked into the vacuum of space.

As you can see, along with envisioning Benedict Cumberbatch in Iron Man armor, it was also sketched out what Robert Downey Jr. would look like wearing Doctor Strange’s Cloak of Levitation. These pieces of artwork are among the many on display in the recently-released book Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame – The Art of the Movie (via MCUDirect); evidently Marvel felt it was better to show these images many months after _Endgame came out rather than immediately after Avengers: Infinity War’s release.

While Doctor Strange wearing Iron Man’s armor never came to pass, it wouldn’t have been the first time that Tony Stark lent one of his suits to someone on the spring of the moment. In Iron Man 3, when The Mandarin’s goons attacked Tony’s mansion, he sent his Mark XLII armor to protect Pepper Potts, and she in turn used it to save him.

Doctor Strange is already one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so having him wear Iron Man’s armor while casting spells would have propelled him to even higher levels of might. That said, it’s unlikely a scenario like this will ever present itself to Strange in the MCU again due to how Avengers: Endgame ended.

After witnessing the one future where he and the other heroes would emerge victorious against Thanos, Doctor Strange allowed the Mad Titan to take the Time Stone so that Tony Stark would live, and Strange turned to dust soon after. Five years later, he and everyone else snapped away were brought back to life, and during Avengers: Endgame’s climactic battle, he indirectly informed Tony that for them to win, he would need to die. So Tony sacrificed himself to channel the power of the six Infinity Stones and wipe out 2014 Thanos and his forces.

Don’t forget to look through our Marvel movies guide to learn what else is coming out in Phase 4 and beyond.

Rocketman’s Taron Egerton Weighed In On Rami Malek Not Singing In Bohemian Rhapsody

Musical biopics have been popular theatrical outings recently, with Bohemian Rhapsody making nearly a billion dollars with its story about Queen and the Elton John biopic Rocketman making a tidy profit some few months after. There’s one major difference between Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman however: While Rami Malek’s singing was reworked to make him sound more like Freddie Mercury, Taron Egerton did his own singing as Elton John.

Of course, there are people out there in the universe who have wondered if Taron Egerton has thoughts about the differences between his biopic and the Fox one. During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live! the actor had a pretty diplomatic answer when questioned about how he feels about Rami Malek not doing his own singing. He said:

There’s something goofily charming about 30-year-old Taron Egerton referring to 38-year-old Rami Malek as “an incredible young man,” but it’s mostly just nice Egerton didn’t take the bait the Watch What Happens Live! caller dangled in front of him.

If you have wondered how he really feels about all of the comparisons between the two musical movies, he has spoken out about it previously, calling Rami Malek’s performance “astonishing” and describing the film itself as ‘rip-roaring” and “great fun.” He also previously said he hoped the movie would make “half as much” as Bohemian Rhapsody, so it looks like he isn’t particularly interested in comparing box office totals either.

There is something to be said about Taron Egerton’s performance as Elton John mostly relying on an intimate performance that focused more on what Taron Egerton could bring to the table while playing the singer rather than being focused on embodying the singer from voice to toe. (In fact Elton John didn’t really want Egerton to sound exactly like him.) Rami Malek’s version of Freddie Mercury focused a lot on his physical transformation, the ability of the actor to fully embody Mercury’s mannerisms, his performances and even his teeth.

Even though both actors were part of musical biopics and both involved Director Dexter Fletcher, Rocketman and Bohemian Rhapsody ultimately aren’t even trying to do the same thing or appeal to the same audience. Rocketman is more of a straight musical with the Elton John songs featured directly tying into the plot.

Bohemian Rhapsody uses music to capture the feeling of the time period. It also ends with an extended scene given fans a recreation of a good chunk of the Queen performance at the real-life event Live Aid, which is one of the most audacious extended cinematic moments I’ve witnessed and I have no idea how the studio was brave enough to think the movie could pull it off. But they did, and it does. Just like the Elton John and Freddie Mercury performances were different, the tone and formatting of both movies were too.

Meanwhile, if you are wondering whether or not Taron Egerton has a favorite Elton John song, he also revealed it’s one that didn’t make it into the film: “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.”

I think that would have been a “beautiful performance by an incredible young man,” too. Rocketman is now out on Blu-ray and DVD, as is Bohemian Rhapsody.

Crazy Rich Asians Director Refutes Brenda Song’s Comments About Not Being Asian Enough To Audition

2018’s Crazy Rich Asians was the kind of Hollywood phenomenon actors want to be a part of. The romantic comedy was not only the first big hit for the genre in a decade, but the first major studio production featuring an all Asian-American cast in a generation. Former Disney Channel star Brenda Song recalls being hopeful to audition for the Warner Bros. comedy before she was reportedly denied for “not being Asian enough.”

Now, the film’s director Jon M. Chu has responded to Song’s recent confession. Check out his response:

Sometimes words get lost in translation? The 31-year-old actress, who is known best as London Tipton in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, is a fan of the Kevin Kwan book series Crazy Rich Asians is based upon. So, when she heard about the production, she jumped at the opportunity to audition to be a part of it. However, what she heard from her managers was they wouldn’t even consider her to audition. In Song’s recent words to Teen Vogue:

The Asian-American actress has been working in an industry where inclusive movies such as Crazy Rich Asians just don’t come around everyday. It doesn’t seem like she expected to get the role that went to Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu – just the chance to audition — but the reason she was told she couldn’t would be understandably frustrating, if that’s what happened.

However, Jon M. Chu isn’t accepting Brenda Song’s words about her rough Crazy Rich Asians experience as fact. He continued with:

It seems as though Jon M. Chu is actually a fan of Brenda Song and now seems to be indicating he is just as disappointed at the way she was communicated to about the role as she was. Because the director was aware of her talents, he didn’t need her to audition. Somehow, it was translated to her that this was because she wasn’t Asian enough. Perhaps, he wanted to focus on cultivating new talent or had other reasons he didn’t need the actress to audition. Song is well known for uttering “Yay me!” as “Crazy Rich Asian”-type hotel heiress London on Disney Channel (avaliable to stream on Disney+).

After the upset, Brenda Song took some time off to travel before returning to Hollywood in a big way to star in popular Netflix movie Secret Obsession and Hulu’s new original comedy series produced by Margot Robbie, Dollface alongside Kat Dennings and Shay Mitchell.

Pornhub Joins The Streaming Wars With Its Own Big Subscription Deal

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Netflix sits atop its throne, Apple TV+ and Disney+ just launched, and HBO Max is on the way. The streaming wars have officially begun, but these are the early days and we have a long time to go before a true victor emerges. Plus, there may still be new contenders yet to enter the fray. To that end, Pornhub… yes, Pornhub, has joined the streaming wars with its own big subscription deal.

This week, Pornhub officially announced “LifePlan” (sadly, Peacock was taken by NBCUniversal’s upcoming service), a new lifetime membership to the adult entertainment website’s high-definition, on-demand subscription service, Pornhub Premium. For a one-time fee of $299, fans can purchase LifePlan and get access to Pornhub Premium, well, for life.

Pornhub Premium provides subscribers with 125,000 premium videos on top of the site’s standard library, In addition, Pornhub Premium, like YouTube Premium, gives you an ad-free experience. You know, for when you’re in a hurry. The subscription also gives you access to a host of content streaming in high resolution and cutting edge formats like 1080p, 4K and even virtual reality (Where you at, James Cameron?). And because that kind of quality uses a lot of data, Pornhub Premium also gives subscribers faster streaming speeds.

Those who purchase Pornhub’s LifePlan get all of that for the cost of $299, and it lasts forever! That might be the best value in streaming. Sure you won’t see The Mandalorian on there, but I’m sure there’s a Star Wars parody that is close enough. And you can check out former Disney Channel actress Bella Thorne’s award-winning new movie Her & Him on there.

LifePlan is a limited time offer though, so those interested in locking up their adult entertainment needs into their twilight years will have to act fast. The LifePlan for Pornhub Premium is a holiday promotion that will only be available starting on Black Friday, November 29, through Cyber Monday, December 2. So while everyone else is dressed in their pajamas fighting over a cheap TV this Black Friday, fans of Pornhub’s offerings can also be in their pajamas, getting a gift that will last a lifetime.

For those not ready to make a lifetime commitment to one adult site and are looking for something more short term, on Black Friday, Pornhub is also offering a deal on yearly Pornhub Premium memberships. For the standard yearly cost of $95.88, subscribers will get access to 16 months of Pornhub Premium, so it’s like getting four months free. This is the season of giving, so Pornhub is also discounting the videos on its Modelhub marketplace by 15%, while still paying the adult models the full cost of the videos.

Because this is Pornhub and cheekiness is its modus operandi, the company released a video on YouTube to promote LifePlan. Check it out below and don’t worry, it’s (shockingly) safe for work.

Hilarious. So is Pornhub now the dark horse contender to win the streaming wars? No, and truthfully it’s not a contender at all. But if this is your thing, $299 divided by how many years from now you plan on dying is a pretty great deal. It’s your move, Netflix.

You’ll have to look elsewhere if you want to know what adult movies are heading to a website near you, but if you’re looking for some theatrical entertainment, check out our 2019 Release Schedule.

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Which Project Is Ben Affleck Actually Directing Next?

Let’s start with the most recently-announced movie Ben Affleck is attached to direct. Deadline reports that Affleck is helming and producing King Leopold’s Ghost, which will chronicle the plundering of the Congo spearheaded by Belgium’s King Leopold II in the late 1800s. Farad Safinia is writing the script, which is based off the book King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.

King Leopold II carried out a ruthless campaign to gain control of the Congo Free State and obtain its supply of rubber and ivory, and any natives who refused to serve were punished. According to Adam Hochschild’s book, approximately 8 million people were killed as a result. King Leopold’s Ghost will follow those who fought back against King Leopold II’s forces, leading to a black American missionary, an English investigative journalist and an Irish spy working together to publicize the ruler’s atrocities.

This sounds like it could be an insightful and powerful movie, and according to Deadline’s report, Ben Affleck directing King Leopold’s Ghost (a project he’s worked several years on already) is “borne out of his personal passion for the region,” which also led to him starting the Eastern Congo Initiative advocacy group. This is all well and good, but the fact that Affleck has two other movies he’s lined up to direct means it’s hard to say right now when King Leopold’s Ghost will arrive.

First off, it was announced last year that Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are teaming up to tackle a true crime story about a rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game. For those unfamiliar, this project is based off a Daily Beast article that chronicled how from 1995-2001, an ex-cop named Jerome Jacobson, who had been hired to oversee security for the McDonald’s Monopoly sweepstakes, fraudulently claimed game pieces and exchanged them for up to $24 million in cash and prizes, some of which gave away to friends and family.

Then, back in April, it was reported that Ben Affleck is directing, writing and starring in Ghost Army. Also based on a true story, Ghost Army will follow a squadron in World War II that’s been tasked with fooling the Axis forces into thinking the Allied forces are stronger than they actually were.

So that’s three movies to direct on Ben Affleck’s plate, and it remains to be seen which will be prioritized. Given his passion for the Congo and having already spent years working on it, maybe Affleck will decide that King Leopold’s Ghost is worth his time and attention now. Still, Ghost Army has also been in development for a long time, and a new Affleck/Damon collaboration is nothing to lightly push to the side, so feel free to guess what you think will come out first in the comments below.

Whatever Ben Affleck decides to direct next, it’ll be his first directorial effort since 2016’s Live By Night, which failed to impress critically and commercially. Affleck has also helmed Gone Baby Gone and The Town, but his biggest directorial effort thus far has been Argo, which walked away with numerous accolades, including winning Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing Oscars.

Keep checking back with CinemaBlend for updates on what Ben Affleck will direct next and other aspects of his career. For now, you can plan your trips to the theater accordingly with our 2019 release schedule and 2020 release schedule.

Star Wars Boss Kathleen Kennedy Is Still Defending The Last Jedi

Coming into the release of The Rise of Skywalker, Star Wars fans are coming off a heated and polarizing debate that Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi fueled. Episode VIII faced all sorts of criticisms following its release, but who can deny the writer/director subverted and challenged what could be expected in a Star Wars chapter? Two years later, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is still defending the 2017 blockbuster, with these words:

Interesting! Kathleen Kennedy still stands by the decisions made in The Last Jedi despite all the backlash. She also chalks up the movie’s discord to being the second movie in a trilogy where “conflict” is central to its objective. She references back to Lucasfilm’s other sequels, including Empire Strikes Back from the original Star Wars trilogy and Temple of Doom from the Indiana Jones movies. They were also apparently subjects of controversy when they were first released.

Although J.J. Abrams took back the helm for The Rise of Skywalker after working on The Force Awakens, the studio hasn’t cut ties with Rian Johnson creatively. Although, Lucasfilm seems to be taking its time to release more Star Wars movies moving forward, Johnson is still on board to write his own trilogy of films. It shows Kathleen Kennedy is still confident in her decision to place him on the Star Wars creative team.

When you think about it, the writer/director had a tough debut coming into the middle of a trilogy like he did with The Last Jedi – it’s not the same as building up from your own ideas. And it’s bad enough there are already massive expectations from fans for the franchise; they had certain hopes going into the 2017 film after J.J’s The Force Awakens as well. Rian Johnson recently spoke out about the hate, harkening back to his own experiences as a fan of the series for decades, where the fandom has always been a bit hectic.

In her recent interview with Rolling Stone, the Lucasfilm president also shared how much she loved the fan criticism of The Last Jedi. Engagement with the material was a win from where she stands, and she felt it showed how much fans care about the franchise. Kathleen Kennedy said she does listen to the feedback the fanbase gives and thinks of it as a “kind of partnership” to the process.

Going forward, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm are still trying to decide how to continue the franchise, and while a Star Wars movie is reportedly still scheduled for 2022, it’s unclear what it will be about. It’s also worth mentioning that while Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige has his own Star Wars movie in the works, it’s a ways off. The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters on December 20.

One Frozen II Star Doesn’t Think Frozen 3 Will Happen

Frozen was a massive hit for Disney and based on every early indication, from box office projections to critical response, Frozen II is looking like it’s going to be at least as big, if not a bigger movie than the original by every conceivable metric. So, the obvious question becomes, if we got a Frozen II, could we see a Frozen III?

It feels like the most obvious answer is “Yes, of course, such a thing is possible,” or, if Disney wants to be circumspect, the answer could be “We’ll have to wait and see.” And yet, surprisingly, the response from one voice actor, Alfred Molina, who voices Anna and Elsa’s father, King Agnarr, is that he seems pretty sure that Frozen III won’t happen. According to Molina…

Of course, the most interesting thing about Alfred Molina’s comments to Variety is that he says he’s already heard there won’t be a Frozen III. It seems awfully early for anybody to be making those determinations, considering part two isn’t even out yet. Ultimately, the question of whether or not another movie happens, will almost certainly be, at least in part, determined by box office success that hasn’t happened yet.

Of course, there are some other potential reasons that Alfred Molina could be so sure. Perhaps Frozen II ends in such a way that a part three seems unlikely. I mean, I find it hard to believe that Elsa dies at the end of the new movie, that seems insane, but if it were to happen, it would certainly make a third movie seem like a long shot. Maybe she’ll lose her powers, that could do largely the same thing.

There are other possibilities. It could be that Alfred Molina is only speaking for himself, and that his statement means there will be no Frozen 3 for him. Technically, the question asked was whether he’d be back for a third film. That, of course, would have to mean that a plan for the movie is actually already in place with a story that Disney knows won’t include any flashbacks to the king. This also seems unlikely, as there was certainly no rush to make Frozen II, and so rushing to make a trilogy doesn’t seem like what these creators would do.

It’s also true that stories for animated movies tend to go through a lot more changes than your average live-action script. Even if there was an idea for a third movie, it would be essentially impossible for anybody to be sure if which characters would or would not be in it.

Even if there is a general feeling that there won’t be a Frozen 3, there’s certainly no guarantee it won’t happen. If somebody has the right idea down the road, it would be crazy for Disney to not consider it. Still, maybe we should all go into Frozen II on November 22 assuming this will be our last trip to Arendelle.