Wreck-It Ralph is heading back to the big screen, and this time, he’s wrecking the internet. The folks over at Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced that a untitled sequel will hit cinemas in 2018.
The Oscar®-nominated team from the 2012 hit film will reteam for the follow-up, including director Rich Moore (‘Zootopia,’ ‘The Simpsons’) and producer Clark Spencer (‘Zootopia,’ ‘Bolt’). Phil Johnston, who co-wrote the original, joins Moore as director and a writer on the project, with John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman reprising their roles as the bad-guy-turned-good, Ralph, and the girl with the game-winning glitch, Vanellope von Schweetz.
“From the moment we started working on the first ‘Wreck-It Ralph,’ we knew there were so many possibilities with these characters,” said Moore in a press release. “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.”
“The world of the internet is the perfect place to send Ralph and Vanellope,” said Johnston. “The scope and scale are so vast and the possibilities for comedy are endless.”
“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!”