Wreck-It Ralph 2 Will Be Wrecking the Internet in 2018

Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 1:10PM
Thursday, 30 June 2016 - 1:10PM
Wreck-It Ralph 2 Will Be Wrecking the Internet in 2018
Today is definitely a good day. Four years after he smashed his way into our hearts, Wreck it Ralph is officially coming back to theaters in a new sequel announced by Disney today. Best of all, the House of Mouse has already set a release date for the movie, and it's less than two years away. 

Revealed on Disney's Facebook, Wreck it Ralph 2 will hit theaters on March 9th 2018, taking a slot that was previously occupied by the studio's Jack and the Beanstalk movie, Gigantic. Director of the first movie, Rich Moore, returns to direct the sequel, which also welcomes back voice of Ralph, John C. Reilly, and Sarah Silverman as Ralph's best pal Vanellope.

After ripping up classic video games back in 2012, Wreck it Ralph 2 will see our hero taking on the Internet. Ironically, John C. Reilly's reveal of the plot was met with an accidental glitch on Disney's Facebook live stream, but it served as the perfect demonstration of just how much fun the Wreck it Ralph team could potentially have with this setting.

Opening quote
"This time, Ralph's wrecking wreaks havoc on the Web-as only he can do," said Moore. "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."
Closing quote

Setting the movie on the Internet is going to give the team ample opportunity to repeat the easter-egg laden humor of the first movie, and in an interview with Collider, Moore has revealed work is already underway to get the permission for more pop culture references. Here's what Moore said when he was asked if they would put more classic video game references in the movie, even though it's moving into the Internet age.

Opening quote
Right, and we definitely want to include a lot of that. Because that is a time period of video games that's really near and dear to my heart, like growing up during that era of arcade games. So we want to represent that, because that's a big part of our world with the first one, I don't want to – with the sequel, I'm finding out we don't want to just do more of the same, but also we don't want to do something so different that it doesn't even feel like it's from the first movie or doesn't relate to the first one. So we're really trying to find that balance of how can we have those great kind of references to retro arcade culture but also have it feel that this is also a contemporary world with newer games, newer – everything you can find on the Internet. Or just about everything that can be represented in a family film. [laughs] We're trying to kind of make that balance of both.
Closing quote

This is one sequel we're really, really looking forward to.


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