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While there has been talk of a sequel to Wreck-It Ralph ever since the first one smashed box office records, it’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about it. That has now changed. We’ve received some confirmation about Wreck-It Ralph 2 from the best possible source, Ralph himself, John C. Reilly.
Well, we got it from this tweet, because we’re not in Ireland.
Penny Hart is a producer on the Irish radio program RTE Arena, on which John C. Reiley was recently a guest. On the show he confirmed that he has officially signed on to voice the video game villain turned hero for a sequel. While we had heard a year ago that the Wreck-It Ralph 2 was being written we’ve heard essentially nothing since then, so it’s good to know that the follow up is moving forward. It looks like composer Henry Jackman and director Rich Moore will also be back for another game.
A new movie will give the filmmakers new opportunities to fill the screen with even more cameos from famous video game characters. Moore previously stated he would like to include characters as diverse as the Angry Birds and Mario, who he tried to get into the first movie but wasn’t able to for a number of reasons. The first film saw guest spots from everybody from Q-Bert to Street Fighter to Root Beer Tapper, so really anything is possible in a sequel as long as they can make the deal.
While we don’t know yet what Wreck-It 2 will be about the director has mentioned one idea, which has Ralph confront multiple versions of himself, since one would assume Ralph’s game has been popular through the decades and has been ported, spun-off, and rebooted through the years, potentially creating multiple Ralphs. Its certainly a fitting idea for a sequel.
The next task will be to see if the co-stars from the first movie will also return. As great as Riley was in the film his supporting cast of Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, and Jack McBrayer were a big part of what made the original so good. We hope to get all the old characters back along with a whole bunch of new ones. We have no idea how long the wait will be before Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters, but we can't wait to drop another quarter in Fix-It Felix Jr.