“Rise of the Guardians” may not have a sequel in the works yet, but the origin of one of its main characters, Jack Frost, will be revealed in the picture book titled, “Guardians of Childhood.” What led to Jack Frost becoming a guardian and how is the true origin story different from the backstory depicted in the movie? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
The 2012 DreamWorks Animation movie, “Rise of the Guardians” introduced immortal characters with superpowers aimed at protecting the children of the world. The Guardians were chosen by the Man in the Moon and was originally composed of Santa Claus, Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny and Sandman. When an evil boogeyman named Pitch Black begins to lurk in the dark and spread nightmares among children, the Man in the Moon begins to summon the Guardians into recruiting Jack Frost as their new member.
In “Rise of the Guardians,” the origin of Jack Frost rises from the time when he fell through the ice while trying to save his sister. Jack Frost can be seen looking at the Moon before he falls deeper and dies. While this may have seemed like a pretty acceptable theory behind the origin of Jack Frost, author William Joyce’s new picture book titled, “Guardians of Childhood,” explains otherwise.
According to Rotoscopers, the picture book explains that before Jack Frost became a Guardian, he served as the Man in the Moon’s protector named Nightlight. Pitch comes into the picture and destroys Mim, sending Nightlight into Earth as an immortal man. Nightlight finds himself lonely without Mim, so he spreads the coldness in his heart to the lands of the Earth, earning him the title, “Jack Overland Frost.” One night, Mim pays him a visit and shows him a group of children in trouble. Jack immediately helps the children, which then warms his heart and makes him realize why he is the rightful Guardian of Childhood.
The outlet noted that “Guardians of Childhood” takes place 200 years before the events of the “Rise of the Guardians.” Given these conflicting explanations for the true origin of Jack Frost, the outlet cited a possible theory that Nightlight could have turned into a human and Jack Frost was his descendant.
“Guardians of Childhood” will be released in stores on Oct. 27. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.