Wreck-It Ralph Director Wants Angry Birds And Words With Friends In The Sequel

Rich Moore’s sweet, funny and exciting Wreck-It Ralph was a huge animated hit for Disney in 2012. Even without., being based on a recognizable character or a familiar show, the original story won audiences over to the tune of $392M at the worldwide box office. It earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature, and is an obvious candidate for a sequel, given the amount of interesting places a second chapter easily could go. T;oday, we’re hearing clues about where the next Wreck-It Ralph might head.

With the movie reaching DVD and Blu-ray, Moore spoke (via IGN) about a deleted scene in a subsequent gaming world named Extreme EZ Livin’ 2, where he would have met up with a laid-back character. The scene would have added too much time to the end of the original Ralph, but Moore explains that he’s anxious to attempt a sequel, and could pull some of those forgotten characters – as well as new realms inspired by popular games, into a second film.

I don’t exactly know how we could work it in, you know, things like Angry Birds and the With Friends games — only because I love playing them,” Moore said to IGN. “It just seems like it would be great to work in a story about those types of games that are so prevalent and contemporary and part of today’s culture. I would love to somehow work that into a sequel. … There's definitely a lot of interest from a lot of people: myself, the actors -- Sarah [Silverman] and John [C. Reilly] especially -- and all the artists and technicians at Disney. We're just kind of waiting for an official word at this point, but it definitely seems like something could happen. We're really keeping our fingers crossed. We had a great time, all of us working on the film, from top to bottom. I think it would be just awesome to work with that team again and return to that world.”

Considering how easy it would be to introduce new games that already in place in Ralph’s arcade, it does seem like the possibilities of new characters (heroes and villains) for a Ralph franchise would be endless. Where recognizable video game characters like Qbert and the Pac-Man ghost made it into the first film, you could pull in Pitfall Harry, the Super Mario brothers and thousands of other people fans would devour. If Ralph wins the Oscar, I think you can pretty much count on Moore’s team getting that green light. What do you think? Do you want to see another Wreck-It Ralph adventure?

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