As if we weren't already on board for Disney's upcoming sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2, the studio goes ahead and confirms Gal Gadot -- Wonder Woman, herself -- as a vocal addition to an outstanding cast! This morning, we learn that Gadot will voice a new character to the adventure, Shank. And with the above image of the badass racer that we have included, the studio also released this tease of the type of role Shank will play in the new movie:
That's awesome to hear, because the racing scenes in the original Wreck-it Ralph were legitimately thrilling moments that added to the character of Vanellope (voice of Sarah Silverman), and gave her an original purpose which we haven't seen in too many Disney Princess movies... and make no mistake, Ralph was a Princess Origin Story for Vanellope, as much as it was a Hero's Quest for Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly).
When speaking about her new character, Gal Gadot explains:
While director Rich Moore adds:
This character reveal also tells us a few things we didn't know about the plot of Ralph Breaks the Internet... starting with the reason why Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) leave the arcade and enter the Internet in the first place. Now we know that the characters will be looking for a replacement part for the broken Sugar Rush console that Vanellope conquered in the first movie. Are there hints of that in the full trailer for Wreck-it Ralph 2?
Find out more when Ralph Breaks the Internet opens in theaters on November 21.
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