Premiere Of Walt Disney Animation Studios' "Wreck-It Ralph" - Red CarpetTalk of a sequel to 2012 animated hit "Wreck-It Ralph" has been ongoing for years, but now, titular star John C. Reilly has confirmed that the film will indeed happen.

Reilly reportedly revealed the news during a recent interview with Irish radio program RTE Arena, a scoop that was shared by the show's producer, Penny Hart, on Twitter. "John C Reilly announced at the interview today that he has signed on for Wreck it Ralph 2!" Hart wrote.

That's great news for fans of the clever flick, which centered around video game character Ralph (Reilly), who wanted to transform from a villain into a hero. The Oscar-nominated film featured lots of winking references to beloved video games including Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros. (Mario himself is never featured, though Bowser shows up to a villains support group), as well as sending up newer sensations like Candy Crush (the world of Sugar Rush, where Sarah Silverman's character Vanellope lives).

Way back in 2012, Silverman, Reilly, and director Rich Moore said that a sequel was a certainty, though nothing ever materialized from those promises. But with Reilly's recent announcement, it seems that work on "Wreck-It Ralph 2" will finally begin.

We can't wait to see what's in store for Ralph, Vanellope, and the rest of the crew. Stay tuned.

[via: Penny Hart, h/t HuffPost Entertainment]

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