Storybrooke is about to get some more visitors from Arendelle. Three popular characters from the smash hit Disney film "Frozen" will be appearing on the upcoming fourth season of "Once Upon a Time," and now a fourth character has also been confirmed. On July 22 E! Online revealed that Hans will be in at least one episode of the new season in order to further the story of Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. In the film, Hans was the lovable, young prince that fell for Anna, but had a secret agenda for the future.
The show has a tendency to put a new twist of the characters it features, so it's possible that Hans will have a different relationship with the royal sisters. The role has yet to be cast, but the character is described as a "well bred prince" who desires to be king one day. The characters has been confirmed to appear in episode three of season four and it's possible Hans could also appear in future episodes.
The characters from the popular film were hinted to appear in the season three finale of the show, which showed Elsa slowly appearing about of some blue goo and heading towards Storybrooke. The role of Elsa is being portrayed by actress Georgina Haig, and photos have already surfaced online of her in costume on set. She is dressed in the gown that Elsa wears for most of the movie, and is shown talking to Colin O'Donoghue and Jennifer Goodwin who play Captain Hook and Emma Swan.
Newcomer Elizabeth Lail has landed the role of Anna, but has not been seen on the set yet. Actor Scott Michael Foster, who is well known for the role of Cappie on "Greek," will portray Kristoff who is also Anna's love interest in the movie. It's unclear whether the series will follow the same path and make Anna and Kristoff an item or take the story in a whole new direction. The show creators have already mentioned that the snowman Olaf from the movie will not be appearing on the show.
TVLine posted the news on July 22 that the characters being on the popular fairytale series will not act as a sequel to the film, but a new take on a familiar story. Casting rumors are already flying about Hans, and the third episode should be filming soon since the fourth season will debut in the fall. The fourth season will premiere on ABC on September 28, keeping its Sunday 8 p.m. time slot which has stayed the same since season one. The characters are believed to be the main story arc and possible villains for the first half of the new season.