In 2012, Disney released a computer animated film that was the follow-up to Tangled, their new 3-D model of animated films. Wreck-It Ralph didn't follow the Disney princess model used in 2D animated films, but rather created an incredible world of video games that began to rival Pixar's works. The film was a hit, and a sequel is being made as we speak. This is what is known about it, as well as its release date and spoilers on the plot.
Entertainment News stated that Walt Disney announced Thursday that there will be a sequel coming. This announcement was made on Facebook Live with directors Phil Johnston and Rich Moore (the duo that worked with the original 2012 film) as well as John C. Reilly, the veteran actor and voice of Wreck-It Ralph himself.
As they were about to reveal important news about the film, the video feed froze, which was actually intentional. This was similar to some of the technical glitches shown in Wreck-It Ralph, such as the living glitch Vanellope Von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). It is known that Vanellope will return, but as far as the plot...
This one I personally have doubts about. Apparently, Wreck-It Ralph is going to be hitting the World Wide Web. This seems a little unlikely given the set-up in the first film. That film portrayed video game characters who are able to leave their games after the arcade closes for the night. It is an interesting microcosm, and perhaps Wreck-It Ralph could begin with the arcade completely closing, which means that Ralph and his video game friends will have to go somewhere.
It is rumored that most of the other characters will be back like Jane Lynch as Sergeant Calhoun, a role that appeared to be created for her. In the 8-bit credits of the original Wreck-It Ralph, it is shown that Calhoun marries Fix-It Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer), so they could be back. One character that might not make it back is King Candy, who might have completely died in the first film. However, that character was played by Alan Tudyk, who has had a steady role in Disney CG films since the original Wreck-It Ralph.
Okay, I'm just going to say that I am cautiously optimistic about this film. I have seen sequels that have good premises and feel like they could be successors, just like Jurassic World and Independence Day: Resurgence. These were not able to live up to their predecessors, and I am already skeptical about Wreck-It Ralph 2.
I mean, what will Ralph do on the Web? Is he going to try and wreck it? If so, what in the world will happen as a result of that? Is he going to take down society as we know it, because these days, the Internet is connected to everything. Yeah, I want to trust Disney on this direction for Ralph, but this one is kind of questionable.
Well, we will find out two years from now on March 9, 2018.