He is bad, and that’s good, and Wreck-It Ralph is finally getting a sequel.
Disney has confirmed that Wreck-It Ralph 2 is in production and is heading to the big screen for a spring 2018 release, with the original team on board.
That means director Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer (who are both coming off the amazing Zootopia), writer Phil Johnston (who will co-direct) and stars John C Reilly and Sarah Silverman as Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz respectively. It doesn’t look like co-writer Jennifer Lee will be back, but she may be busy with the Frozen world, and writing Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle In Time.
As for the plot? Well, all that’s been announced is that “this time, he’s wrecking the internet.”
“From the moment we started working on the first Wreck-It Ralph, we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore. “This time, Ralph’s wrecking wreaks havoc on the Web—as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back and we are ecstatic to be working with them—and the actors who voice them—once again.”
Reilly also enthused about his love for the big lug. “Ralph is a character very near and dear to my heart. I’m really looking forward to playing the big lug again. Making the first Wreck-It Ralph was one of the most special experiences I’ve ever had and I’m really looking forward to bringing him back to life. So many kids I’ve met all over the world are excited to see him again, too. They tell me all the time!”
The original film told the story of Ralph, a video game bad guy who was tired of always being the villain. He decides to escape his game ‘Fix-It Felix’ and travels through a series of others before arriving in racing game Sugar Rush, where he befriends Vanellope, who has been cast out due to her glitch. The heartwarming journey the two characters go on was beautifully done and still brings a little tear to this writer’s eye if he things about the Bad-Anon Affirmation for too long.
Anyway, we’re excited that Ralph and Vanellope will be back!
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