Disney is very popular for its animated films and has garnered fans all over the world. Tangled is one film among all the animated films which became a big hit for Disney. The film hit theaters in 2010 and received a very good response from the box office. Since then, fans have been waiting for Tangled 2, the direct sequel to the original film from 2010. However, here we are after more than eleven years and still, no film sequel is out. This makes fans always wonder about the existence of Tangled 2.
Tangled is a story based on the fairy tale “Rapunzel” created by the Brothers Grimm. It was released (although not originally) on November 14, 2010. The film was released to the general public on November 24, 2010. It was a huge success at the box office and grossed millions of dollars. There have been several requests from fans for a supposed sequel. However, there have been some rumors about a sequel being developed at Disney Studios which made fans extremely curious.
Additionally, Disney (Finding Nemo) changed the film’s title from Rapunzel to Tangled to give it a wider appeal. This move proved to be a success, with the film grossing nearly $600 million at the box office. Will the success of the first Tangled film lead to the possibility of Tangled 2?
When Will Tangled 2 Release?
The big question has been floating around the internet for over a decade now and fans had been anticipating for new information. However, there has been no confirmation from the studio that created Tangled, namely Disney. Therefore, for now, we can say that there is no confirmed release date for “Tangled 2”, although there have been speculations and rumors about a live-action adaptation of the animated film being developed at Disney Studios (Pirates of the Caribbean). This speculation started to swirl when rumors surfaced about a certain director writing the script for the live-action adaptation. However, there has been no confirmation regarding these rumors from Disney’s executives.
It will definitely be interesting to see the rumors turn out to be true. We’ve seen other live-action adaptations like Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King, which have had tremendous success. They even managed to make billions of dollars worldwide for Disnye. So, it makes sense if we get a live-action film based on “Tangled”.
If Tangled 2 is truly in progress, it will take several years to actually hit theaters. Tangled was first announced in 2003 under the title Rapunzel Unbraided, with plans for a 2007 release, but in the end it took seven years to hit the big screen. So, even though Tangled 2 was announced this year, its release date will likely fall in 2024 or 2025.
Tangled 2: Story Details
As we know, Tangled ends with Flynn cutting Rapunzel’s hair to free her from Mother Gothel, which causes the hair to lose its magical powers and turn brown. But he finds a way to overcome this ending by miraculously restoring Rapunzel’s hair. The magic of the Rising Sunflower is still alive within Rapunzel — namely with her tears miraculously reviving Flynn at the end of Tangled. Needless to say, it would be pretty easy to find a way for Rapunzel to regrow her hair for Tangled 2.
From there, the sequel could follow the same path as Frozen 2 by delving into the mystery of the Sundrop Flower and introducing other magical elements. It would also be interesting to delve into Flynn’s past as well. Tangled: The Series reveals that he is actually another long-lost royal prince – and that his birth name is Horace, not Eugene. Tangled 2 could be a direct adaptation of Tangled: The Series, or it could change the show’s storyline as well
Another possibility is that it could be set a few years after Tangled, following the story and adventures of Rapunzel’s children, who might inherit their mother’s magic hair.