It appears “Frozen” could have been a very different movie if it had its original ending.
The film’s producer, Peter Del Vecho, spilled on what was originally planned for the film. In the original version of the film, Elsa and Anna weren’t sisters and Elsa was just a good old fashioned villain.
“We started out with an evil female villain and an innocent female heroine and the ending involved a big epic battle with snow monsters that Elsa had created as her army,” Del Vecho explained to Entertainment Weekly.
He went on to reveal that the earliest version of the film began with a villain who has a frozen heart. Their goal? To destroy the kingdom of Arendelle. But the real villain was Prince Hans.
Del Vecho said that in the final scene of the original draft of the film, Prince Hans triggers an avalanche to stop Elsa’s snow monsters. The avalanche would have put both Anna and all of Arendelle in danger.
In the early version of the film, Anna realizes at the end that their only hope is Elsa. She has to convince her to use her powers to save them and their kingdom.
So what’s the big twist? Well, the prophecy told at the beginning of the film is about Hans, not Elsa: “Your future is bleak, your kingdom will splinter, your land shall be cursed with unending winter. With blasts of cold will come dark art and a ruler with a frozen heart! Then all will perish in snow and ice!”