The ties of Frozen to Norse mythology may be the secret to setting up a new Frozen 3 villain. Elsa grappled with her mystical ice powers in the first two movies of the series. And eventually found out her place in the world. For Queen Anna and the full-fledged spirit of the Elsa forest. Any follow-up film will require a strong external antagonist to compete with. And while a third installment of the massively famous franchise has not yet been verified. Since Frozen and Frozen II are the highest-grossing animated films of all time. It is only a matter of time before Disney returns to Arendelle.
For the next outing, there are already theories and rumors circulating about possible storylines. Also villains, such as Prince Hans’ return. Elsa and Anna have no lack of potential enemies to clash with. However, the revelation of a new enemy could already have been slyly set up by Frozen. The source material of the movie is, “The Snow Queen” by Hans Christian Anderson. It draws on Norse mythology, weaving fragments of old legends into the tales. Among the Norse relations of Frozen are the names of the parents of Anna and Elsa, King Agnarr and Queen Iduna. And the legends from which they draw may be a hint to a future story.
There is a real Norse legend about a prince called Agnar. Who, in the original Frozen, bears parallels to King Agnarr’s fate. The next movie might use this legend to build on the royal family of Arendelle’s still little-known backstory. While their parents died at the young age of Anna and Elsa, their family’s past could still return to haunt them in a future Frozen 3.
The Norse Mythology Relation to King Agnarr
Agnar and his younger brother Geirrod were the heirs to the throne of King Hraudung in the legend, ‘The Lay of Grimnir’. They were both washed out into the sea when they were children and later rescued by a peasant couple. But Geirrod turned on his brother. Geirrod jumped out one day while they were sailing together. And sent Agnar out to sea in a ship, planning to declare him lost. However, their father had already died when he returned home alone. Geirrod had told everyone that his older brother had drowned months before he came back. And Geirrod had been proclaimed king. Years later, Odin’s wrath fell on Geirrod, and his more humane son. He was also called Agnar for his brother, took the throne instead.
The franchise has come to revolve around the love and struggle of sibling relationships. Even though it was not the original plan of Frozen. The second film revealed more about the cruel father of Agnarr, who betrayed Northuldra. But nothing else has been confirmed so far about the royal family. King Agnarr may have had a child, the uncle of Elsa and Anna. Frozen 3 might see his return and a dark twist from the history of the family based on that story.
The Brother of the King May Challenge The Throne
If King Agnarr had a child, he would be able to return to the story. And challenge the newly crowned Queen Anna to the throne. His brother will be next in line to rule Arendelle, with Agnarr’s daughters excluded from the line of succession. While Anna is Arendelle’s natural option, her actions in Frozen II almost led to the destruction of her house. And this could be manipulated and used against her. With Elsa living as the Fifth Spirit in the forest. Agnarr’s brother just had to turn Arendelle against Anna in order to take over.
The Return Of Brother Agnarr Will Expose Dark Secrets
If Frozen 3 used ‘The Lay of Grimnir’ as the source material. A dark secret could also be harbored by Agnarr’s brother. Geirrod was blamed, in the legend, for Agnar being lost at sea. Since King Agnarr died in a shipwreck, his brother, either deliberately or inadvertently, may have played a role in it. He may even have sabotaged the ship in order to ensure that his brother never returned to Elsa from his quest to find Ahtohallan.
Agnarr’s brother will be similar to Hans, but with the opportunity to explore a messed-up sibling relationship. The relationship of Agnarr with his brother will represent the sisterhood of Elsa and Anna in a dark mirror. Illustrating how the bonds between siblings can crumble and fall apart. The story is planned for Anna to have an antagonist centered on her. Particularly as Agnarr’s brother and Anna are the younger siblings of a powerful ruler. She was unprepared for Hans, but she would be ready for Agnarr’s child, and maybe have some understanding of him.
King Agnarr May Have A Bigger Part
Drawing on this legend also gives Frozen the opportunity in surprising ways to expand upon the role of King Agnarr. His brother’s inclusion will inevitably lead to more backstory over time. About the royal family and the relationship between the two brothers. Even if Agnarr’s brother had a hand in his death. The shipwreck came from a more natural source like the elemental spirits. Their relationship may not culminate. The tale will still need to set up how Anna’s uncle came to be set against his nieces. By adding moral complexity to the plot, Agnarr’s brother might also have a good reason for his turn.
The legend, however, also opens up another chance – King Agnarr’s survival. Odin states that Agnar survived and stayed in a cave. With a giantess in his discussions about the princes in ‘The Lay of Grimnir’. It might seem impossible, but Agnarr may have been spared in a land where elemental spirits, trolls. And kelpies have power over nature to deal with the nefarious plans of his brother in the future. Anna and Elsa’s uncle could play into another dramatic story in Arendelle’s royal succession. If a future Frozen 3 decides to go down this road for the next story. Norse mythology offers many pathways.