Elsa & Anna Are Headed To 'Once Upon A Time,' But Don't Expect Casting to Heat Up Soon

It's official: Frozen's reign is not ending any time soon. We've already discussed our immediate intrigue over Once Upon A Time's introduction of Frozen's Queen Elsa — but now we're left with an entire summer before we actually get to see her (ahem) let it go on our television screens. And it seems it really will be a little while before we actually start to hear what Once Upon A Time's head honchos have in store for the beloved ice queen. 

The inclusion of Elsa in the show's Season 3 finale immediately sparked questions over who would play the already-legendary Disney queen — for instance, would Idina Menzel or even Kristen Bell be candidates? According to Once co-creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, they "have an offer out to Adele Dazeem to play Elsa" — by which they actually mean they won't know much about the future of Elsa on the show for a little while, so we should all just hold our horses and be patient. Here's what they said in an interview Monday with Entertainment Weekly

Kitsis: Listen, we handed in the cut on Friday, and Adam and I get two weeks off. So we haven’t thought about casting yet or anything. We’ll get into it.
[...]
Kitsis: We understand. We have children. We put a lot of consideration into everything we do.
Horowitz: Yeah — my two daughters are very excited, and they have a very high standard. So we’re going to do our best to meet that.

Don't worry too much, basically: They seem to want to stay true to the spirit of the characters and their story:

Horowitz: And in doing [that story], we very much want to honor what came in the movie. We’re not trying to redefine the character; what we’re trying to do is take this beloved character and fit her into our world.

As long as they don't pull the bull they did with Peter Pan, we good. 


Image: Disney

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