Walt Disney Studios announced a sequel to the hit animated-feature “Wreck-It Ralph,” currently being called “Wreck-It Ralph 2.” On-hand to make the announcement via Facebook Live was John C. Reilly.
The studio has slated the film for March 9, 2018, Disney also confirmed that John C. Reilly (Ralph) and Sarah Silverman (Vanellope Von Schweetz) will both reprise their roles for the new installment.
Disney teased the film saying that it’s about Ralph “breaking the internet.” During the same announcement Disney also confirmed that Rich Moore will return to direct, alongside writer Phil Johnston.
“From the moment we started working on the first Wreck-It Ralph, we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore, who has been developing it since shortly after the release of the first film, and while directing this year’s critically-acclaimed hit Zootopia with Byron Howard. “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.”
“Ralph is a character very near and dear to my heart,” added Reilly. “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!”
Fans of the original hit can look forward to Ralph getting mad, and wrecking house on March 9, 2018.